PBS39 offers five distinct channel streams to bring North East Indiana a wide variety of high quality, educational, and entertaining programming. 39.1 offers the primary Public Television programming for which PBS39 is so well known. It features popular educational children’s programs during the daytime hours along with a sprinkling of How-To programs during the mid-day, and commercial free adult programming during prime time hours (8:00pm-10:00pm). Weekends offer a variety of how-to shows, British comedies, documentaries, and drama.This channel is currently available on Comcast xFinity TV Ch 240 and Frontier Ch 470 in standard definition and Comcast xFinity TV Ch. 1039 and Frontier Ch. 1003 in high-definition.
39.2/PBS Kids 39 Channel 39.2/Kids39 has become PBS39 KIDS! Tune in to this new 24-hour channel on channel 39.2 or watch our live television stream on pbskids.org or through the free PBS KIDS Video App on iOS (iTunes) and Android. Don’t worry…it’s the same great content you’ve come to know and trust, and a whole new schedule to boot!
There’s always a friend around at PBS39 KIDS.
This channel can also be seen locally on Comcast Ch. 241/Frontier Ch. 471.
39.3/CreateTV is all about doing it yourself. This channel offers viewers 30-minute programs presented in themed blocks to show viewers everything from home improvement and decorating to lawn and garden techniques. Viewer favorites also include programs about cooking, travel, and crafting. This channel can also be seen locally on Comcast Ch. 242/Frontier Ch. 472.
39.4/39Explore features news and information from around the globe with shows such as the London based BBC News, the Journal from Berlin, and Newsline from Japan. This channel also features documentary programs covering a variety of topics including history, science, pop culture, and architecture. In addition, viewers can tune in to Indiana specific programs with news and information from around the state on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays each week from 4:00pm to 7:00pm.This channel is currently available on Comcast Ch. 243/Frontier Ch. 473.
PBS39 WX/Channel 39.5 PBS39 began broadcasting a 24/7 Weather Radar channel known as PBS39WX, beginning at 12 Midnight July 1, 2019 on broadcast television, channel 39.5.As of September 1, 2019, PBS39, Fort Wayne has upgraded the weather radar and information it is broadcasting on channel 39.5. The evolution of this service on PBS39WX/Channel39.5 adds weather data and information area viewers have requested since the rollout of this new channel on broadcast channel 39.5. In addition to new radar views being shown, screens with daily forecasts plus other climatic information will also rotate in throughout the day. Audio for the second phase will be a direct feed of National Weather Service audio from the regional office in North Webster, Indiana.
When a severe weather watch or warning for the PBS39 service area occurs, the second phase also allows screens to focus specifically on the PBS39 service region for the duration of those events. In addition, scrolling type at the bottom of the screen will change and provide vital information for viewers as these events occur and evolve.
While this channel is currently available to area viewers using standard broadcast (over-the air antenna television), it is hoped that cable providers and other pay TV services such as Comcast/Xfinity, Frontier, Time/Warner and others will add this public service channel to their lineup, even though they are not obligated to do so.
For questions about closed captioning on PBS39, contact Director of Programming Kris Hensler via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.