WCVB is a full service television station in Boston, Massachusetts, broadcasting on local digital UHF channel 25 and on virtual channel 5. Founded in 1972, it is owned by Hearst Television. WCVB is affiliated with ABC (American Broadcasting Company), airing ABC's primetime shows in the evening. In the morning, the
station airs ABC's morning news and information program, with spots for local news and weather; in the afternoon, it airs ABC's soap operas; in the early evening, it shows ABC's national news broadcast and NewsCenter 5. After primetime, it airs its own local newscasts, followed by ABC's late-night programming. WCVB also airs local sports broadcasts.