Watch CW 56 Boston Online

Watch CW 56 Boston Online


CW 56 Boston

Cambridge/Boston, Massachusetts
United States
CityCambridge, Massachusetts
BrandingCW56 (general)
7 News (newscasts)
ChannelsDigital: 42 (UHF)
(shared with WHDH; to move to 35 (UHF))
Virtual: 56 (PSIP)
  • .1: 1080i 16:9 WLVI-DT
  • .2: 480i 4:3 BUZZR
  • .1: The CW
  • .2: Buzzr
OwnerSunbeam Television
First air dateAugust 31, 1953 (65 years ago) (1953-08-31)
Call letters’ meaningLVI (56 in Roman numerals; former analog channel number and current PSIP number)
Living 56
Sister station(s)WHDH
Former callsigns
  • WTAO-TV (1953–1965)
  • WXHR-TV (1965–1966)
  • WKBG-TV (1966–1974)
Former channel number(s)
  • Analog:
  • 56 (UHF, 1953–2009)
Former affiliations
  • Primary:
  • DuMont (1953–1956)
  • ABC (1953–1956)
  • Independent (1962, 1966–1995)
  • The WB (1995–2006)
  • Secondary:
  • NBC (2006–2016)
Transmitter power1,000 kW
Height288 m (945 ft)
Facility ID73238
Transmitter coordinates42°18′41″N 71°13′0″W / 42.31139°N 71.21667°W / 42.31139; -71.21667Coordinates: 42°18′41″N 71°13′0″W / 42.31139°N 71.21667°W / 42.31139; -71.21667
Licensing authorityFCC
Public license information:Profile


Detailed Antenna Reception Information For CW 56 Boston


Virtual Channel56
RF Channel41
Effective Radiated Power (ERP)550 kW
Height Above Average Terrain (HAAT)345m
Radiation Center-above Mean Sea Level (RCAMSL)388m
Network AffiliationCW
Contact Street 17 Bulfinch Place
Contact CityBoston
Contact StateMA
Contact Zip02114
Contact Phone617-725-0777
Additional DataFCC Station Information


CW 56 Boston is a TV broadcaster located in Boston, MA. It’s an entertainment channel that airs a varied schedule of daytime and primetime programs, including talk shows, and movies. You can watch the channel online via its video-on-demand collection, updated regularly.

Name: CW 56 Boston
Location: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Genre: Entertainment > General Entertainment
Website: CW 56 Boston WLVI Homepage

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CW 56 Boston WLVI is owned by Sunbeam Television. It is a member of the CW network.

Contact the Station

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By mail: 7 Bulfinch Pl Boston, MA 02114-2904. Phone: 647-248-5400. Fax: 617-248-5386. Email: