New Bern, North Carolina
|City of license||Washington|
|Branding||My TV WITN 2|
|Channels||Digital: WITN-DT 32.2 (UHF)
Virtual: 7.2 (PSIP)
|First air date||unknown|
|Call letters' meaning||see WITN|
|Former affiliations||local weather
Me-TV (secondary, 2011-2013)
|Transmitter power||795 kW (digital)|
|Height||594 m (digital)|
|Facility ID||594 (digital)|
WITN-DT2 is the MyNetworkTV-affiliated television station for Eastern North Carolina's Inner Banks. It is a second digital subchannel of NBC affiliate WITN-TV owned by Gray Television. Over-the-air, the station broadcasts a standard definition digital signal on UHF channel 32.2 (or virtual channel 7.2 via PSIP) from a transmitter in Grifton along NC 118. WITN-DT2 can also be seen on Time Warner Cable digital channel 121, Charter digital channel 136, and Suddenlink digital channel 138.
Syndicated programming on the station includes Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Family Feud, The People's Court, and Judge Mathis among others. Its parent station has studios on U.S. 17 in Chocowinity (with a Washington postal address). On weekday mornings from 6 until 7, WITN-DT2 offers a local lifestyle/entertainment program called DownEast Today which airs in a magazine-type format. The show is hosted by Martha Bishop, Rick Vernon, and John Moore.
Originally, WITN-DT2 served as a 24-hour local weather channel. It picked up MyNetworkTV on September 28, 2009 after the area's Ion Television owned-and-operated affiliate WEPX-TV (and its full-time satellite WPXU-TV) dropped the programming service. At that point, local weather programming was reduced to overnights and mornings while syndicated offerings made up the rest of WITN-DT2's schedule. A further addition to this service occurred April 18, 2011 when it added Me-TV and dropped all remaining weather-related programming with the new network taking up most of the weekend and daytime schedule. On January 17, 2013, WITN separated programming from MyNetworkTV and MeTV onto dedicated digital subchannels (with Me-TV relocating to a new third subchannel). However, WITN-DT2 simulcasts WITN-DT3 during the overnight period.
For a period of time, WITN-DT2 could be seen on Time Warner Cable digital channel 931 in the greater Wilmington area since that market's MyNetworkTV affiliate, W47CK, is technically ineligible for carriage on cable providers due to its low-powered status. As a result, the clearance allowed WITN-DT2 to unofficially serve as Wilmington's Me-TV outlet since there is currently no associated television outlet in that area. Eventually, Time Warner picked up W47CK on digital channel 150 and subsequently dropped WITN-DT2 from the lineup.