WTVS TV Channel 56 Detroit

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Slogan: Detroit Public TV

Web site: www.detroitpublictv.org

E-mail: visit web site

Programming:

  • WTVS Schedules
  • 56.1: Main PBS programming (HD)
  • 56.2: DPTV Plus (ED)
  • 56.3: PBS Create (SD)

Power/Height: 600,000 watts / 1043 feet
- Service Area

Digital Channel: 43; PSIP maps to Ch. 56

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More Technical Information:

Call Sign History: WTVS

Network Affiliation History: PBS

On Air Date: October 3, 1955

Owner: Detroit Educational Television Foundation

Telephone: (313) 873-7200

Notes/History:

  • 6/2009: Construction permit granted to increase effective radiated power from 200,000 watts @ 1043 feet to 600,000 watts at the same height. License to cover granted 3/2011.
  • 4/16/2009: Regular programming on analog channel 56 ends as the station moves to digital-only regular broadcasts on Channel 43. Through the use of PSIP, digital television receivers display WTVS's virtual channel as 56.
  • 12/2000: FCC grants license for digital facilities
  • 10/2000: Digital broadcasts begin- station is 1st public broadcaster in Michigan to add digital service
  • 6/25/1999: Application granted for digital facilities
  • 10/26/1998: Application filed for digital facilities on digital channel 43.


Transmitter location:

Oakland County, 8 Mile and Meyers Rds (Oak Park)

 


 

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