New 24/7 Kids Channel - Available Now

Today is the launch of WTVP's new PBS Kids channel, a 24/7 educational children's channel will be available on WTVP 47.2 . PBS reaches more homes than any other network. Now children will be able watch WTVP's PBS Kids programming whenever they choose.

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The quality programming of both World and Create will move to WTVP 47.3. All your favorite D-I-Y, cooking and travel shows will be available here from 5 a.m. to 5 p.m. Great choices like America ReFramed, Local USA, independent films and documentaries from World will still be offered from 5 p.m to 5 a.m.

Where to watch:
WTVP channel 47.2
Comcast ch.218, I3 Broadband Ch.49 Mediacom Ch.122

* Check your local cable company for channel availability.
** Unfortunately Dish Network & Direct TV do not carry the WTVP sub channels.

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American Experience
Assassination of Abraham Lincoln

President Abraham Lincoln

This film recounts a great American drama: two tumultuous months when the joy of peace was shattered by the heartache of Abraham Lincoln’s assassination. American Experience: Assassination of Abraham Lincoln premieres Tuesday, January 17th at 7:00pm on WTVP-HD 47.1. [Watch Preview]

Frontline
Divided States of America

Days before the inauguration of the 45th American president, FRONTLINE looks back at events during the Obama presidency that have revealed deep divisions in our country and examines the America the next president will inherit. Frontline: Divided States of America airs Tuesday, January 17th at 8:00pm on WTVP-HD 47.1. [Watch Preview]

Two for the Road
Journey to the End of the World

Drawn from FRONTLINE’s acclaimed “The Choice 2016,” this documentary examines the key moments that shaped President-elect Donald Trump. Interviews with advisors, business associates and biographers reveal how Trump transformed himself from real estate developer to entertainer to president.

Nik and Dusty leave their home in Texas and set out for the "city at the end of the world," where they hop on board a Russian research ship bound for Antarctica. Part 1 of 2. Two for the Road: Journey to the End of the World airs Tuesday, January 17th at 10:00pm on WTVP-HD 47.1. [Watch Preview]

Nature
Moose: Life of a Twig Eater

Little calf & mom, fall 2014, Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada

Travel to Canada’s Rockies and into the world of moose to experience a calf’s first year of life. At the best of times, fewer than half of these leggy 35-pounders survive their first year. This stunningly intimate film attempts to find out why. Nature: Moose: Life of a Twig Eater airs Wednesday, January 18th at 7:00pm on WTVP-HD 47.1. [Watch Preview]

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WTVP operates three broadcast channels:
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WTVP-HD

Our main broadcast channel offering PBS and locally produced programs.

SourceChannelLocation
Broadcast (over the air)47.1Central Illinois
Cass Communications4Forest City, Manito, and Havana City area
Comcast (HD)916Peoria, Morton, Pekin, Canton, Bloomington/Normal and Galesburg areas
Comcast (SD)12Peoria, Morton, Pekin, Canton, and Galesburg areas
Comcast (SD)13Bloomington/Normal area
Comcast (SD)3Kewanee area
Comcast (SD)96Lincoln area.
DirecTV47
Dish Network7756
Gridley Cable6Gridley and Meadows Area
ITV-347Peoria, Pekin, and Morton Areas
H.I. Cable20Lostant
Heartland Cable12Armington
Heartland Cable12Armington
McNabb Cable & Satellite27McNabb
Mediacom (HD)710Chillicothe, Henry, Elmwood, Farmington, Toulon, Wyoming, and Dunlap areas and Channel
Mediacom (HD)711Metamora, Goodfield, Roanoke, Eureka, Toluca, Lacon, Atlanta, Heyworth, and McLean County areas
Mediacom (SD)10Chillicothe, Henry, Elmwood, Farmington, Toulon, Wyoming, and Dunlap areas
Mediacom (SD)11Metamora, Goodfield, Roanoke, Eureka, Toluca, and Lacon areas
Mediacom (SD)18Delavan area
Mediacom (SD)4Astoria area
Mediacom (SD)12Abingdon area
Mediacom (SD)13Vermont area.
MidCentury TeleCom (HD)421Knox, Stark, Fulton and Peoria Counties
MidCentury TeleCom (SD)21Knox, Stark, Fulton and Peoria Counties
New Windsor Cable61New Windsor
NOVA Cablevision12Trivoli area
Tel-Star21Edelstein, Woodland Heights, Brimfield, Hanna City, Mackinaw area
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WTVP-World

Featuring public television’s signature nonfiction documentary, science and news programming complemented by original content from emerging producers and local WTVP programs.

SourceChannelLocation
Broadcast (over the air)47.2Central Illinois
Comcast218Peoria, Morton, Pekin, Canton, Bloomington/Normal and Galesburg areas
ITV-349Peoria, Peoria, Pekin, and Morton Areas
Mediacom122Fairbury, Atlanta, LeRoy, Heyworth, Chillicothe and McLean County
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WTVP-Create

More often called “ do-it-yourself”, the program seen on Create® TV include viewers' favorite public television series and specials on cooking, travel, home improvement, gardening, arts and crafts, and other lifestyle interests.

SourceChannelLocation
Broadcast (over the air)47.3Central Illinois
Comcast219Peoria, Morton, Pekin, Canton, Bloomington/Normal and Galesburg areas
Mediacom121Fairbury, Atlanta, LeRoy, Heyworth, Chillicothe and McLean County
ITV-348Peoria, East Peoria, Pekin, and Morton