ABC 6 Philadelphia WPVI

ABC 6 Philadelphia WPVI


ABC 6 Philadelphia WPVI

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
United States
Branding 6 ABC (general)
Channel 6 (secondary)
Action News (newscasts)
Slogan The One and Only (general)
Delaware Valley’s Leading News Program (newscasts)
Channels Digital: 6 (VHF)
Virtual: 6 (PSIP)
  • .1: 720p 16:9 WPVI-HD
  • .2: 720p 16:9 Live Well
  • .3: 480i 4:3 Laff
  • .1: ABC (O&O)
  • .2: Live Well Network
  • .3: Laff
Owner Disney/ABC
(ABC, Inc.)
First air date September 13, 1947 (71 years ago) (1947-09-13)
Call letters’ meaning Philadelphia
VI (6 in Roman numerals)
Sister station(s) WPHL-TV (newscasts only)
Former callsigns WFIL-TV (1947–1971)
Former channel number(s)
  • Analog:
  • 6 (VHF, 1947–2009)
  • Digital:
  • 64 (UHF, 1998–2009)
Former affiliations
  • Primary:
  • DuMont (1947–1948)
  • Secondary:
  • DuMont (1948–1956)
Transmitter power 34 kW
62.9 kW (application)
Height 330 m (1,083 ft)
Facility ID 8616
Transmitter coordinates 40°2′33.0″N 75°14′33.0″W / 40.042500°N 75.242500°W / 40.042500; -75.242500Coordinates: 40°2′33.0″N 75°14′33.0″W / 40.042500°N 75.242500°W / 40.042500; -75.242500 (NAD27)
Licensing authority FCC
Public license information: Profile


Detailed Antenna Reception Information For ABC 6 Philadelphia WPVI


State Pennsylvania
Country USA
Virtual Channel 6
RF Channel 6
Effective Radiated Power (ERP) 6.21999979019165 kW
Height Above Average Terrain (HAAT) 332m
Latitude 40.0442008972168
Longitude -75.2406005859375
Radiation Center-above Mean Sea Level (RCAMSL) 404m
Callsign WPVI-TV
MHZ 82
Network Affiliation ABC
Contact Street 1 4100 City Ave
Contact City Philadelphia
Contact State PA
Contact Zip 19131
Contact Phone 215-878-9700
Additional Data FCC Station Information


ABC 6 is a TV station in Philadelphia, PA. It’s a local news and entertainment station that broadcasts local news plus sports, lifestyle shows, and general entertainment. In addition to being known as ABC 6 Philadelphia WPVI, it’s also called simply by its FCC call sign WPVI. You can watch the station online via the ABC 6 live stream and its collection of videos, updated regularly.

Name: ABC 6 Philadelphia WPVI
Call Sign: WPVI
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Genre: Local News, Entertainment
Website: ABC 6 Homepage

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ABC 6 is owned by The Walt Disney Company. It is an affiliate of the network ABC network. As an affiliate, Philadelphia WPVI tends to focus its original news coverage on local issues during the traditional morning, mid-day, evening and late-night news slots. To fill in the rest of its broadcasting schedule, the station airs national programs provided by ABC.

Contact the Station

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By mail: 4100 City Ave Philadelphia, PA 19131-1691. Phone: 215-878-9700. Fax: 215-581-4530. Email: [email protected]