WCNY-TV

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This article is about the public television station in upstate New York. For the pair of public radio stations in New York City, see WNYC.
WCNY-TV
WCNY.jpg
Syracuse, New York
United States
Slogan Connected to YOU
Channels Digital: 25 (UHF)
Virtual: 24 (PSIP)
Subchannels 24.1 PBS
24.2 Create
24.3 World
24.4 PBS Plus
Translators W22DO-D Utica
Affiliations PBS (1970-present)
Owner Public Broadcasting Council of Central New York
First air date December 20, 1965 (1965-12-20)
Call letters' meaning Central New York
Former channel number(s) Analog:
24 (UHF, 1965-2009)
Former affiliations NET (1965-1970)
Transmitter power 97 kW (digital)
Height 393 m (digital)
Facility ID 53734
Transmitter coordinates 42°56′42″N 76°7′7″W / 42.94500°N 76.11861°W / 42.94500; -76.11861
Licensing authority FCC
Public license information: Profile
CDBS
Website www.wcny.org
WCNY-TV W22DO-D
WCNY.jpg
Deerfield, New York
Slogan Connected to YOU
Channels Digital: 22 Utica (UHF)
Affiliations PBS
Owner Public Broadcasting Council of Central New York
First air date October 27, 2011 (2011-10-27)
Call letters' meaning Central New York
Former channel number(s) Analog:
59 (UHF, - Oct 2011)
Former affiliations NET (1965-1970)
Transmitter power 1.55 kW (digital)
Height 393 m (digital)
Facility ID 167539
Transmitter coordinates 43°8′38″N 75°10′39″W / 43.14389°N 75.17750°W / 43.14389; -75.17750
Website www.wcny.org

WCNY-TV is Syracuse, New York's public television station and PBS member station. WCNY-TV's programming is also seen in Utica on low-powered repeater W22DO-D channel 24 Digital (22 analog)

The station is owned by The Public Broadcasting Council of Central New York, who also owns 91.3 WCNY-FM (Classic FM).

The WCNY-TV call letters were originally used from 1954-65 by the station now known as WWNY-TV in Watertown.

WCNY-TV was the first television station in the Syracuse market to produce and broadcast their own programs in High Definition.

Digital television[edit]

Digital channels[edit]

WCNY-DT operates Eight digital programming subchannels: Four from Syracuse (Analog 25) Four from Utica (Analog 22) Each has the same format.

Channel Video Aspect PSIP Short Name Programming[1]
24.1 1080i 16:9 WCNY-HD Main WCNY-TV programming / PBS
24.2 480i 4:3 WCNY-SD Create
24.3 World
24.4 PBS Plus

Analog-to-digital conversion[edit]

WCNY-TV shut down its analog signal, over UHF channel 24, on June 12, 2009, the official date in which full-power television stations in the United States transitioned from analog to digital broadcasts under federal mandate. The station's digital signal remained on its pre-transition UHF channel 25.[2] Through the use of PSIP, digital television receivers display the station's virtual channel as its former UHF analog channel 24.

Prior to March 2013, WCNY's main programming was broadcast in SD-only (480i) on subchannel 24.1, while continuous HD (1080i) programming was offered on subchannel 24.4.

A fifth channel, WCNY2-“Your How To“, had been available on cable only.[3]

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