In December 2004, the Department of Education transferred the licenses of the WNYE stations to the New York City Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications. The transfer integrated WNYE-FM-TV's operations with those of the city-owned cable television services CUNY-TV and Crosswalks Television Network, combining them to form the NYC Media Group. A few months prior to the transfer, the NYC Media Group began replacing WNYE-TV's PBS and instructional programs with locally-themed programming, and within the next year the primetime lineup was composed entirely of NYC TV original productions. Today, WNYE-TV's offerings range from shows distributed by American Public Television, various ethnic programs, and a primetime lineup of "hip" shows aimed at a young, urban audience. These shows, most of which are produced by the NYC Media Group, include $9.99, NY 360, Cool in Your Code, Full Frontal Fashion, The Bridge, Inside the Archives, New York Noise, and Eat Out NY. Among other WNYE-related productions, Secrets of New York has been syndicated nationally to public stations, and it and Blueprint: New York City have been offered to the U.S. cable station and digital network the Documentary Channel, which in turn has provided some programming to WNYE from its library.
With the format change, WNYE-TV also moved from its longtime studio home in downtown Brooklyn, in a building located between George Westinghouse High School and New York City College of Technology (a branch of the City University of New York). Both WNYE television and radio (which was housed within Brooklyn Technical High School) now operate from the NYC Media Group's headquarters within the Manhattan Municipal Building in lower Manhattan.