Channel 22 – now WPNT – is set to become a sports and entertainment station with a particular focus on local sports. Sinclair Broadcast Group had a “soft launch” for the new format last week and will continue to roll out more as the summer continues. Much of the “MyTV” programming will remain.
The station has plans to continue airing hockey games from the American Hockey League’s Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, but will also air nine Friday Night high school football games come fall. Saturdays will feature Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference games.