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CityNew York, New York
ChannelsDigital: 41 (UHF)
Virtual: 60 (PSIP)
AffiliationsHome Shopping Network 2
OwnerHSN, Inc.
(Ventana Television)
Call letters' meaningDigital televisiOn
Former callsignsW60AI (1977–2011)
Former channel number(s)60 (UHF analog, 1977–2010)
Former affiliationsIndependent, via WWHT (1977–1986)
HSN, via WHSE-TV (1986–1997)
America's Store (1997–2004)
HSN (2004–2010 and 2011–2013)
silent (March 2010 – February 2011)
Transmitter power3.25 kW
Height280 m (919 ft)
Facility ID60554
Transmitter coordinates40°45′30″N 73°58′15″W / 40.75833°N 73.97083°W / 40.75833; -73.97083

W41DO-D is a low-power television station licensed in New York, New York, United States. It is owned by Ventana Television, a subsidiary of Home Shopping Network which holds its TV broadcast licenses. This station is a digital LPTV translator relaying HSN2.


As W60AI (1977–2011)[edit]

This station was signed on over UHF channel 60 with alpha-numeric call-sign W60AI in 1977 as a translator of WTVG (channel 68), a Newark, New Jersey-based independent station, with a transmitter atop 2 World Trade Center. At the time of it launch it was branded as 60 for New York. WTVG later became WWHT, incorporating pay TV subscription service Wometco Home Theater into its programming, and later programmed music videos after WHT ceased operations in 1985. It switched to HSN in 1986 and the call-sign was changed to WHSE-TV the next year.

W60AI remained a WHSE-TV translator until 1997, when it changed to America's Store to increase that network's penetration in parts of Nassau and Kings counties, where they didn't have cable coverage. HSN remained available via WHSE for another five years, and then on WXNY-LP after WHSE was sold to Univision Communications and became WFUT. After September 11, 2001, W60AI moved its transmitter to the Citigroup Building in Long Island City, Queens. It has since been relicensed to operate from the Bloomberg Tower at 725 Lexington Avenue in Manhattan. In 2004, the station swapped affiliations with WXNY and returned to HSN, this time as a satellite repeater. Analog W60AI left the air March 1, 2010. HSN moved to WNYN-LD DT5 in April 2010. In February 2011, W60AI signed on its digital signal on channel 41. On March 8, 2011, the call letters were changed to W41DO-D.[1]

As W41DO-D (2011–present)[edit]

From March 8, 2011 to around March 19, 2011, W41DO-D was airing HSN2, which is available online, and was displayed as 41.2 for a time. Since March 19, 2011, W41DO-D has been airing HSN on virtual channel 60.1, which is also carried by WNYN-LD 39.5. On April 7, 2011, 60.2 was launched and is now airing HSN2. Sometime in September 2012, HSN's programming on WNYN 39.9 was replaced with other programming. Around 2013 HSN moved to WPXN-TV 31.6, thus dropping HSN for the second time, replacing HSN2 as primary affiliate since America's Store was added in 1997. W41DO is currently not on the air due to its signal loss on both 60.1 and 60.2. Only a telephone number is shown, which is no longer in use. The station returns few weeks later, however it went silent as a construction permit was filed to move from channel 41 to channel 33.


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