WVUA-CD, virtual channel 7 (UHF digital channel 23), is a This TV-affiliated television station serving Tuscaloosa, Alabama, United States that is licensed to Northport. The station is owned by the Board of Trustees of the University of Alabama. WVUA-CD maintains studio and transmitter facilities located within the Digital Media Center at Bryant-Denny Stadium on the University of Alabama campus.
Branding: WVUA 23 (general); WVUA 23 News (newscasts); This is WVUA (imaging)
As WVUA-CD’s low-powered broadcasting radius does not reach the entire Birmingham–Tuscaloosa–Anniston market, the station’s programming is simulcast to the remainder of the area on full-power satellite station WVUA, virtual channel 23 (VHF digital channel 6), which is licensed to Tuscaloosa. WVUA maintains transmitter facilities located atop Red Mountain, near the southern edge of Birmingham.
WVUA carries the This TV part-time on its main channel as well as that channel’s simulcast feed on digital subchannels 7.2 and 23.2, running only the network’s overnight films and classic television programs, and daytime and early prime time films, with a more limited schedule on Saturdays and Sundays due to its carriage of syndicated and university-related sports programs. Unlike most low-power or Class A television stations, WVUA-CD produces its own local newscasts, consisting solely of early-evening newscasts on Monday through Friday nights and a late-evening 10:00 p.m. newscast seven nights a week. The station presently broadcasts 8½ hours of locally produced newscasts each week (with 1½ hours on weekdays, and a half-hour each on Saturdays and Sundays).