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Does AT&T U-verse carry the new channel for PBS?

PBS (aka KMVH) switched over to their seconday channel. I can't find the new channel on my ATT U-verse.  It used to be channel 38. How do I find out if U-verse provides the new channel? Thanks!

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Re: Does AT&T U-verse carry the new channel for PBS?

I'm sorry it's KMBH.

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Re: Does AT&T U-verse carry the new channel for PBS?

If the new channel is a sub-channel of the main PBS channel, U-verse will not carry it. U-verse normally does not carry sub-channels.

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Re: Does AT&T U-verse carry the new channel for PBS?


sandraelise27 wrote:

I'm sorry it's KMBH.


Their Facebook page has this:

 

New Line up as of Monday 2/15
38-1 Cozy TV
38-2 PBS  No subchannels on Uverse except big 4 Networks
38-3 RTV Musica

 

Have to assume you're getting Cozy TV on 38 now? Smiley Surprised

 

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Re: Does AT&T U-verse carry the new channel for PBS?

Part of the problem, @sandraelise27 is that in the Rio Grande Valley area PBS does not have their own station there.   They were on KMBH 38.1 of a station owned by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Brownsville, managed under an agreement by a third party.  The Wikipedia page for them stated that the station carried most PBS offerings but pre-empted some programming that went against their beliefs. 

 

Not sure why KMBH moved PBS to a subchannel and as explained above, U-Verse usually does not carry them (but maybe U-Verse might make an exception). I would recommend that you send a private message to the escalation team at AT&T Customer Care, and someone will get in touch with you.

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Re: Does AT&T U-verse carry the new channel for PBS?

I have asked U-Verse management to look into this because I do not know of any market without at least the main PBS network.  In my city, we get two main PBS stations and they could easily carry the Ball State/Muncie station, as well.

 

EDIT: I heard back (not good news): Since PBS is carried on 38.2, U-Verse most likely will not carry it.  I did find out that the station was sold and is no longer a non-profit.  COZI (and Baywatch) brings in ad $ and PBS does not.  That is why the change.  You could try an antenna.  Their tower looks to be near Dukes Rd and Jim Bowie Rd. South of La Feria.

 

http://www.valleymorningstar.com/news/local_news/article_c429dc8a-d51b-11e5-b178-e31a5f2297d7.html

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I was looking for a program scheduled to be shown on PBS and was able to locate it by scrolling through the U-verse Guide. It is being shown on KOCE 1050. Hope this helps!
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Re: Does AT&T U-verse carry the new channel for PBS?


yes4yolanda wrote:
I was looking for a program scheduled to be shown on PBS and was able to locate it by scrolling through the U-verse Guide. It is being shown on KOCE 1050. Hope this helps!

Probably not.  Each PBS station is specific to a location or region.  Here in Dallas, our PBS station KERA Dallas/Ft. Worth.  KOCE Channel 1050 is PBS SoCal.  The OP was discussing the PBS station in south Texas and unfortunately it looks like they will not be seeing it on Uverse. 

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I found a PBS show on KERA UVerse HD Channel 1013. My Aunt who lives in Atlanta invited me to watch a PBS show and I couldn’t find PBS. I searched for the title of the program and found the program on KERA HD Channel 1013. 

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Re: Does AT&T U-verse carry the new channel for PBS?


fivespeede wrote:

I found a PBS show on KERA UVerse HD Channel 1013. My Aunt who lives in Atlanta invited me to watch a PBS show and I couldn’t find PBS. I searched for the title of the program and found the program on KERA HD Channel 1013. 


Lemme guess...you live in the Dallas area?  KERA is the LOCAL Dallas PBS station.   Atlanta's PBS station is WPBA, channel 30.  Two different cities...two different affiliates....two different channel numbers.

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Thank you. I may have omitted a detail or two but the original question submitter didn't mention where he/she was located. I answered based on my location and the foundation of their question asking if AT&T Uverse still carried PBS. As there was no mention of locality I answered the base question which is yes. Uverse does still carry PBS programming but in my area (Near Dallas) as you mentioned, it's not listed as PBS, rather KERA. I only mentioned Atlanta as a coincidence and as the basis for my original web search. The answer still remains yes. At least in the Dallas footprint.
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A.  The original post is almost 2 years old.  Let's hope the OP found the answer before now.

B.  Again, each PBS station is unique to a locale, just like any network is specific to a viewing area.  ABC is WFAA channel 8 here (Dallas) but ABC is going to be different in different viewing area.  Same with Fox, NBC and CBS. 

3.  I thought everyone around here (Dallas) knew that KERA (est. 1960) was our PBS station since it became a PBS affiliate in 1970.  But I'm old and remember when channel 13 was just an educational channel run by DISD back in the 50s.

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My $0.02.  There is a method to the madness, which to ATT's credit is far better than what happens with Comcast.  And that is to say if a local OTA channel broadcasts on channel 2 or 15 or 42 or 67, ATT will carry that channel number on their IPTV service.  So here in West Palm, all my locals are very easy to spot just based on their number in addition to the call sign.  And yes, we have two PBS stations each with their own channel and call sign.  Throughout all of this, the only exceptions I've noted are METV and Qubo.  

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I live in Missouri and PBS is CH 1009 KETC OR KETCHD for Uverse.

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I live in Missouri and have Uverse. PBS is CH 1009.

KETC OR KETCHD.

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