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WWSI, virtual channel 62 (UHF digital channel 34), is a Telemundo-owned-and-operated television station serving Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States that is licensed to Mount Laurel, New Jersey. The station is owned by the NBC Owned Television Stations subsidiary of NBCUniversal, as part of a duopoly with Philadelphia-licensed NBC owned-and-operated station WCAU (channel 10); NBCUniversal, a subsidiary of locally based media firm Comcast, owns both networks, along with regional sports network NBC Sports Philadelphia. WWSI and WCAU share studios within the Comcast Technology Center on Arch Street in Center City, with some operations remaining at their former main studio at the corner of City Avenue and Monument Road in Bala Cynwyd, along the Philadelphia–Montgomery county line. The two stations also share transmitter facilities in the Roxborough section of Philadelphia.

HistoryEdit

Prior to the station's formal sign-on, channel 62's original owners held a construction permit under the WDKZ call letters beginning in 1989, which subsequently changed to WACI that same year. In 2000, the callsign on the license was changed to WPHA. The station formally signed on the air as WWSI on January 17, 2001, originally licensed to Atlantic City, New Jersey, with transmitter in Waterford Township. It acquired the Telemundo affiliation for the Philadelphia market (originally seen on Wilmington, Delaware-based WTGI—channel 61, now Ion Television owned-and-operated station WPPX-TV—until 1998, then WTVE—channel 51—in Reading, Pennsylvania from 1998 to 2000). WWSI launched its website in 2007.

In January 2008, Hispanic Broadcasters Corporation agreed to sell WWSI to ZGS Communications for $10 million. The sale to ZGS was finalized on March 11 of that year.

On March 21, 2013, NBCUniversal entered into an agreement to acquire WWSI from ZGS Communications for $20 million. Prior to the sale agreement, WWSI had been the largest station (in terms of market size) aligned with Telemundo that was not an owned-and-operated station of the network. The deal created a duopoly with NBC-owned Philadelphia station WCAU. The sale was completed on July 2.

TV stations in Pennsylvania
Independent stations Religious stations Other stations
WDPN, Wilmington W08EM-D, Wilkes-Barre WWSI, Mount Laurel/Philadelphia
WACP, Atlantic City W07DP-D, Dillsburg WUVP, Vineland/Philadelphia
WPSJ-CD, Hammonton WELL-LD, Philadelphia WFPA-CD, Philadelphia
WSCP-LP, Johnstown/Altoona/State College WPCB, Greensburg WIIC-LP, Pittsburgh
WXBU, Lancaster WKBS, Altoona WBYD-CD, Pittsburgh
WLYH, Red Lion WPCB, Greensburg WYLN-LP, Hazleton
WPHY-CD, Trenton WGTW, Millville WWAT-CD, Uniontown
WQAV-CD, Atlantic City WBPH, Allentown WMGM, Wildwood
WTVE, Willow Grove
WMCN, Princeton
WTSD-CA, Wilmington
WFMZ, Allentown
TV stations in Philadelphia, including the Lehigh Valley and Tri State Area
WDPN 2 (MeTV)

KYW 3 (CBS)
WACP 4 (Ind)
WPVI 6 (ABC)
WEFG-LD 7 (Ind)
WPSJ-CD 8 (AZA)
WCAU 10 (NBC)
WHYY 12 (PBS)
WTSD-CA 14 (Ind)
WO7DC-D 16 (ABC)
WPHL 17 (MNTV)
WNJS 23 (PBS)
WPHA-CD 24 (Ind)
WPHY-CD 25 (SBN)
WFPA-CD 28 (UMas)
WTXF 29 (FOX)
WELL-LD 30 (DS)
WZPA-LD 33 (HSN)
WSJZ-LD 33 (Ind)
WQAV-CD 34 (Ind)
WPPT 35 (PBS)
W36DO-D 36 (Ind)
WLVT 39 (PBS)
WMGM 40 (Justice)
WDUM-LD 41 (Ind)
WMCN 44 (Ind)
W45CP-D 45 (Ind)
W48DP-D 48 (3ABN)
WGTW 48 (TBN)
WTVE 51 (Ind)
WNJT 52 (PBS)
WPSG 57 (CW)
W43CH-D 58 (PBS)
WBPH 60 (Rel)
WPPX 61 (Ion)
WWSI 62 (TLM)
WUVP 65 (Uni)
WFMZ 69 (Ind)

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