Tennessee Public Television Stations Launch Statewide “Tennessee Channel” to Promote Abundance of Local-Interest Programming
Harnessing the power of Tennessee’s intrastate fiber connection, the state’s public television stations will now be able to quickly share programming with each other and their respective viewing audiences. Starting Saturday, December 5, 2009, those stations will take advantage of the new broadcasting opportunity by presenting the Tennessee Channel, a new four-hour block of original Tennessee-centered programming gathered from the local content at all the public television stations in the state – NPT in Nashville, ETPtv in Knoxville, WCTE in Cookeville, WTCI in Chattanooga, WKNO in Memphis and WLJT in Martin.
The block of programming will be broadcast simultaneously throughout Tennessee on Saturdays from 5:00-9:00 p.m. CT, and Sundays, 1:00-5:00 p.m. CT on each station’s additional digital channel. Those in NPT’s viewing area will be able to see the Tennessee Channel on NPT2, available to viewers on Comcast Digital Cable channel 241, Charter Digital Cable channel 176 and over-the-air on channel 8.2.