Here’s an update on where to find the Mummers on TV on January 1, 2011. The number one place and only place for guaranteed coverage of all the divisions is PHl17. Coverage begins at 9 a.m. and runs through the outdoor parade which could end around 4:30 or 5 p.m. and then picks up again at 8 p.m. with the indoor performance of the Fancy Brigades. Even if you go to the parade, you can leave your tv on as a show of support for the Mummers.
Here’s what’s available for folks living outside the PHl17 viewing area. There is no, there will be no coverage on WGN America on January 1 or any other day. There is no, there will be no streaming of the parade on the internet. However, myphl17.com will be posting hundreds of photos and some videos as quickly as possible throughout the parade. That’s myphl17.com
There are 3 other tv markets in the nation that will provide at least some coverage of the parade.
New York: WPIX – will carry 2 hours on over the air channel 11.2, “THIS TV.” Check local listings for which hours and if NYC area cable/satellite has this same 11.2 coverage on a different channel number.
Washington, D.C.: WDCW – will carry the parade on their primary station from 2p – 5p, and may carry the full parade on “THIS TV.” Again check local listings day of the parade.
York, Lebanon, Lancaster, Harrisburg: WPMT – will air the full parade, 10a-5p on over the air channel 43.2. Check cable/satellite listings for the different channel numbers for WPMT.