Fans of our second channel, NPT2 (available to viewers on Comcast Digital Cable channel 241, Charter Digital Cable channel 176, or over-the-air on channel 8.2.), have a little more to love now. It’s “expanding,” shall we say, because programming and interstitials on the channel are now available in full widescreen. No more annoying black bars on the sides. Viewers watching over-the-air or on cable will see the full widescreen image on their LCD TV’s, or a letterbox image on their older 4:3 CRTs.
The schedule for NPT2 is available on our ‘Schedule” page (wnpt.org/schedule), but as a refresher, NPT2 carries many of the shows that we can’t cram into our main channel, including Tavis Smiley, Charlie Rose, Journal and Newsline, as well as global shows overnight, and rebroadcasts of main-channel prime time programming such as “Masterpiece.” It also has The Tennessee Channel, a joint effort between all six of Tennessee’s PBS stations to bring the best programming related to life in our state to all Tennessee residents. Each week, the Tennessee Channel features a four-hour block of programs and short subjects produced by public television stations across the state, and broadcasts simultaneously on each station’s additional digital channel on Saturdays from 5:00-9:00 p.m. CT (6:00-10:00 p.m. ET), and Sundays, 1:00-5:00 p.m. CT (2:00-6:00 p.m. ET). Visit the Tennessee Channel site for a full schedule.
Tune in! If your cable or satellite provider does not carry your local stations’ additional channels (we all have some), feel free to give them a call and ask.
Have you been watching NPT2?