FOR IMMEDIATE MEDIA RELEASE
Thursday, January 5, 2012
Activation of Translator-Transmission Site Makes Over-The-Air Reception of WVIZ/PBS, WVIZ/PBS WORLD, WVIZ/PBS Ohio and WVIZ/PBS CREATE Available
WVIZ/PBS ideastream® recently began broadcasting its digital television signals on a new digital translator-transmission site in Thompson, Ohio. The activation of this translator makes all WVIZ/PBS digital channels available over-the-air to viewers in the Thompson/Madison areas, including WVIZ/PBS, seen on Channel 25.1; WVIZ/PBS Ohio Channel on 25.2; WVIZ/PBS WORLD Channel on 25.3; and WVIZ/PBS CREATE on Channel 25.4. An audio-only service is available on Channel 25.9.
Viewers in the Thompson/Madison geographic areas who receive over-the-air signals need to rescan converter boxes and/or digital televisions to begin receiving digital signals. Cable services are not affected.
WVIZ/PBS Ohio features coverage of the Ohio legislature and Supreme Court, plus programs produced by WVIZ/PBS and other Ohio PBS stations. On WVIZ/PBS WORLD, acclaimed PBS documentary, public affairs and news programming is broadcast. WVIZ/PBS CREATE airs instructional programs that provide expert advice on cooking, arts and crafts, gardening, home improvement and travel.
For WVIZ/PBS digital programming schedules, log onto wviz.org/schedules.
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