Written statement released Thursday morning regarding the local affiliate changes:
JULY 28, 2011 - FORT WAYNE, Ind. – Frontier Communications (NYSE:FTR) in response to affiliate changes by two local broadcasters in Fort Wayne will modify the FiOS channel guide to reflect the resulting affiliation descriptions effective August 1, 2011.
As previously announced separately by Nexstar, owner of WFFT (FiOS channel 5 and 505), and Granite Broadcasting, owner of MyTV Fort Wayne (FiOS channel 9 and 509), WFFT will become WFFT Local and MyTV Fort Wayne will become My Fox Fort Wayne beginning August 1, 2011. To reflect these changes, Frontier will update the channel descriptions on its FiOS TV channel guide to reflect the new designations effective August 1, 2011. This update will not result in the renumbering of channels but will result in one additional high-definition channel for Frontier customers which will be channel 509, My Fox Fort Wayne HD at no additional cost.