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WRIW-CD, virtual channel 51 (UHF digital channel 17), is a Class A Telemundo owned-and-operated television station licensed to Providence, Rhode Island, United States. Owned by the NBC Owned Television Stations subsidiary of NBCUniversal (itself a subsidiary of Comcast), the station shares studios with NBC affiliate WJAR (channel 10, owned by the Sinclair Broadcast Group) on Kenney Drive in Cranston, Rhode Island. WRIW's transmitter is located on Champlin Hill in Hopkinton, Rhode Island.


At one point, the station broadcast English-language programming, including locally produced programs hosted by former air talent at WHIM. WRIW became a Telemundo affiliate in 2000; ZGS Communications then acquired the station from Viking Broadcasting in 2003.

On July 29, 2012, WRIW-CA began broadcasting their signal in digital from the WJAR tower in Rehoboth, Massachusetts, and subsequently changed its call sign to WRIW-CD on January 7, 2013.

On December 4, 2017, NBCUniversal's Telemundo Station Group announced its purchase of ZGS' 13 television stations, including WRIW-CD. This made WRIW the second television station in the Providence market to have been an owned-and-operated station under NBC ownership—after WJAR (channel 10, now an NBC affiliate owned by Sinclair Broadcast Group), which was owned by the network from 1996 to 2006. The sale was completed on July 20, 2018.

TV stations in New England
Boston Springfield, MA New Hampshire Rhode Island Connecticut Vermont Maine
WUTF, Worcester WWDP, Norwell WYDN, Lowell WHDT-LD, Boston WDMR-LD, Springfield WPXG, Concord WLWC, New Bedford WUVN, Hartford WRNT-LD, Hartford WYCX-CD, Manchester WLLB-LD, Portland WEXZ-LD, Bangor
WCEA-LD, Boston WMFP, Foxborough WHDH, Boston WLEK-LD, Concord WRIW-CD, Providence WTXX-LD, New Haven WZME, Bridgeport WGBI-LP, Farmington WFYW-LP, Waterville WBGR-LD, Bangor
WUNI, Marlborough WFXZ-CD, Boston WNEU, Merrimack WHCT-LD, Hartford WCKD-LP, Bangor/Dedham
WDPX, Woburn WYCU-LD, South Charlestown WRDM-CD, Hartford
TV stations in Rhode Island and Bristol County, Massachusetts including Providence and New Bedford
WLWC 28 (Bounce TV)
WNAC 64 (Fox)
WPXQ 69 (Ion)