More Now Available from IPTV-Digital
March 31, 2008
(Johnston, Iowa) Iowa Public Television, Iowa’s only statewide and noncommercial source of quality television, now has three digital channels on the air.
IPTV-Digital is IPTV’s primary digital channel and is broadcast on the .1 channel (11.1 in central Iowa; 12.1 in eastern Iowa; etc). It features programming that showcases high-definition and other digital programming options. IPTV-Digital first began broadcast in August 2001, and now offers local and national digital programming to Iowans across the state. IPTV-Digital is also carried by many cable and satellite services around the state. Viewers watching via cable or satellite need to check with their providers for channel numbers.
IPTV’s analog schedule is now being simulcast on the .2 channel. It features our regular schedule, including PBS Kids programming from 6:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. on weekdays.
IPTV-Plus can now be found on the .3 channel. Previously it was carried on the .2 channel. On this channel, viewers can watch outstanding how-to programming each day with IPTV Create programs. Monday - Thursdays from 7 - 10 p.m., viewers will have the opportunity to see what our potential multicast channels may have to offer in the future, including samples of a children's channel, a lifelong learning channel, Intelligent Talk Television, and more.
IPTV's analog simulcast (.2) and IPTV-Plus (.3) are only available to viewers who utilize an antenna with a digital television set or an older set connected to a converter box.
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Iowa Public Television is Iowa's statewide public broadcasting network. IPTV provides quality, alternative programming that educates, Iowa Public Television is Iowa's statewide public broadcasting network. IPTV provides quality, noncommercial programming to make a difference in the lives of Iowans. As one of the last locally controlled media enterprises in the state, IPTV is committed to telling Iowa's stories like no one else can. Our mission to educate, inform, enrich, and inspire Iowans enables IPTV to present an unequaled array of programs of lasting value to Iowans regardless of where they live or what they can afford. More than one million viewers a week turn to IPTV for programming that reflects a range of interests for Iowans in all demographic categories. Iowa Public Television stations include: Channel 11, Des Moines; Channel 12, Iowa City; Channel 21, Fort Dodge; Channel 24, Mason City; Channel 27, Sioux City; Channel 32, Waterloo; Channel 32, Council Bluffs; Channel 36, Davenport; Channel 36, Red Oak. IPTV-Digital stations include: Channel 11.1, Des Moines; Channel 12.1, Iowa City; Channel 21.1, Fort Dodge; Channel 24.1, Mason City; Channel 27.1, Sioux City; Channel 32.1, Waterloo; Channel 32.1, Council Bluffs; Channel 36.1, Red Oak; Channel 36.1, Davenport (coming soon).
For immediate release:
March 31, 2008
For information contact:
Kristen L. Gray
Director of Communications