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WBXI-CD, UHF digital channel 47, is a Start TV-affiliated television station licensed to Indianapolis, Indiana, United States. The station is owned by the CBS Television Stations subsidiary of CBS Corporation. WBXI-CD's transmitter is located atop the Salesforce Tower (near Monument Circle) in downtown Indianapolis.

HistoryEdit

The station first signed on the air in 1990 as W47AZ. Originally serving as an affiliate of the viewer-request music video network The Box, the station changed its call letters to WBXI-CA in 2001; that year, the station switched to MTV2 following that network's acquisition by Viacom, which acquired WBXI-CA. For a few months in 2004, channel 47 served as a repeater of then-sister station and UPN affiliate WNDY-TV (channel 23, now a MyNetworkTV affiliate); this ended when Viacom's Television Stations Group (now CBS Television Stations) subsidiary sold WNDY-TV to the LIN TV Corporation, owners of then-CBS (now CW) affiliate WISH-TV (channel 8), in February 2005.

Unexpectedly, Viacom retained ownership of WBXI-CA, before spinning it off to CBS Corporation in December of that year, following CBS' split from the former company; Viacom retained ownership of the MTV Networks; however, the station maintained its MTV2 affiliation. It is unknown why CBS continues to maintain ownership of WBXI-CD, outside of retaining some form of leverage should WTTV (channel 4) or WISH-TV drop their respective CBS and CW affiliations.

In 2007, the station switched to MTV2's Spanish-language sister network MTV Tr3s. This would end in 2014 upon the expiration of its last carriage contract, when WBXI would switch to continuous weather information.

On January 1, 2018, WBXI began carrying programming from CBS/Weigel Broadcasting's Decades, with a local hour of the weather loop remaining weekdays at 7:00 a.m. On September 3, 2018, WBXI-CD launched CBS/Weigel's new network Start TV, dropping Decades. Decades shifted over to WSDI-LD2.

TV stations in Indiana
Youtoo America affiliates: Independent stations: Spanish-language television stations: Other Indianapolis market stations:
WREP-LD, Martinsville W06BD, Princeton WDNI-CD, Indianapolis WBXI-CD, Indianapolis
WRLW-CD, Salem WAAA-LP, Westville WMYS-LD2, South Bend WIIH-CD, Indianapolis
WJTS-CD, Jasper WJYS, Hammond WCLJ, Bloomington
WUDZ-LD, Indianapolis
WALV-CD, Indianapolis
WFWC-CD, Fort Wayne
WSDI-LD, Indianapolis
TV stations in Central Indiana, including Indianapolis, Bloomington and Muncie
WTTV 4 (CBS)
WRTV 6 (ABC)
WISH 8 (CW)
WTHR 13 (NBC)
WREP-LD 15 (Youtoo)
WIIH-CD 17 (GetTV)
WDNI-CD 19 (TLM)
WFYI 20 (PBS)
WNDY 23 (MNTV)
WSOT-LD 27 (NRBTV)
WUDZ-LD 28 (Buzzr)
WTTK 29 (CBS)
WTIU 30 (PBS)
WSDI-LD 30 (Quest)
WHMB 40 (FBC)
WCLJ 42 (Ion Life)
WALV-CD 46 (MeTV)
WBXI-CD 47 (Start TV)
WIPB 49 (PBS)
WIWU-CD 51 (Rel)
WXIN 59 (Fox)
WIPX 63 (Ion)
WDTI 69 (Daystar)
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