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Boston Globe: Will NBC Boston reach over-the-air viewers?

Senator Edward Markey is raising questions about the biggest shakeup in the local television scene in two decades, asking Comcast Corp. whether its new NBC station in Boston will fail to reach some viewers who still watch television over the airwaves.

Comcast-owned NBC is dropping WHDH-TV as its local Boston affiliate and starting a new station that will broadcast from southern New Hampshire beginning Jan. 1. The company will also use a low-power station to relay the signal to the Boston area, although its general manager has acknowledged the coverage area of the new station “does not match” WHDH’s broader reach.