, channel 5, is an owned-and-operated television station
of the Fox Broadcasting Company
, located in the American
capital city of Washington, D.C.
The station's studio and office facility, and transmitter are co-located in the Tenleytown
neighborhood of Washington.
WTTG's sister station
(channel 20), forming a duopoly
owned by News Corporation
, Fox Broadcasting's parent company.
After the digital conversion on June 12, 2009, WTTG moved from analog channel 5 to digital channel 36 to complete its analog to digital conversion. However, through the use of PSIP
, digital television receivers will display WTTG's virtual channel
The station traces its history to May 19, 1945, when television set and equipment manufacturer Allen B. DuMont
, the second experimental station in the nation's capital (after NBC
's W3XNB, forerunner to WRC-TV
Later in 1945, DuMont Laboratories
began a series of experimental coaxial cable
hookups between W3XWT and its other television station, WABD in New York City
(later WNEW-TV and now WNYW
). These hookups were the beginning of the DuMont Television Network
, the world's first licensed commercial television network. DuMont began regular network service in 1946. Almost a year later on January 3, 1947, W3XWT received a commercial license -- the first in... Read More