Phoenix TV stations, one of the most popular TV channels in Phoenix, will be gone by the end of the year.
Phoenix Television Station is owned by Comcast and will be the last Phoenix TV station to go.
The company is planning to retire the station in 2017.
“We have a long-term commitment to our Phoenix community and we will always be there for those in need,” said Tom Krasno, CEO of Phoenix Television, in a statement.
Krasnos plans to use the station to showcase local news, talk radio and arts programming.
In 2018, Phoenix TV will close its doors for good.
The station had been owned by the Arizona Public Broadcasting System for more than a decade.
The Phoenix Public Broadcasting system is also a subsidiary of Comcast, and it has been in operation since 2000.
The stations last year was the second consecutive year of declining subscriber numbers.
The public broadcaster’s contract with the FCC expires in 2022.
Comcast has made plans to buy out the Phoenix TV system’s remaining stock.
Comcast, a major cable provider in the region, purchased Comcast Cable Television for $10 billion in 2016.
Comcast recently invested $500 million to buy the Phoenix television station’s assets.