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-TV 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-TV'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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