WOUB-TV

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WOUB-TV
WOUB-TV PBS logo.png
Athens/Marietta, Ohio
Parkersburg, West Virginia
United States
CityAthens, Ohio
ChannelsDigital: 32 (UHF)
Virtual: 20 (PSIP)
BrandingPBS WOUB
Programming
Affiliations20.1: PBS
20.2: WOUB Classic
20.3: World
20.4: Create
20.5: Ohio Channel
20.6: PBS Kids
Ownership
OwnerOhio University (WOUB Public Media)
WOUB, WOUB-FM
History
First air date
January 7, 1963 (58 years ago) (1963-01-07)
Former channel number(s)
Analog:
20 (UHF, 1963–2009)
Digital:
27 (UHF, mid 2000s–2019)
NET (1963–1970)
Call sign meaning
Ohio
University
Broadcasting
(or Bobcats)
Technical information
Licensing authority
FCC
Facility ID50147
ERP250 kW
HAAT245.5 m (805 ft)
Transmitter coordinates39°18′52″N 82°8′59″W / 39.31444°N 82.14972°W / 39.31444; -82.14972
Links
Public license information
Profile
LMS
Websitewww.woub.org
WOUC-TV
(satellite of WOUB-TV)
Cambridge/Zanesville, Ohio
United States
CityCambridge, Ohio
ChannelsDigital: 6 (VHF)
Virtual: 44 (PSIP)
Brandingsee WOUB-TV infobox
Programming
Affiliations44.1: PBS
44.2: WOUB Classic
44.3: World
44.4: Create
44.5: Ohio Channel
44.6: PBS Kids
Ownership
Ownersee WOUB-TV infobox
see WOUB-TV infobox
History
First air date
July 26, 1973 (47 years ago) (1973-07-26)
Former channel number(s)
Analog:
44 (UHF, 1973–2009)
Digital:
35 (UHF, mid 2000s–2019)
Call sign meaning
W Ohio University Cambridge
Technical information
Licensing authority
FCC
Facility ID50141
ERP7.11 kW
HAAT337.8 m (1,108 ft)
Transmitter coordinates40°5′32″N 81°17′18″W / 40.09222°N 81.28833°W / 40.09222; -81.28833
Links
Public license information

(
satellite of WOUB-TV) Profile
LMS

WOUB-TV, virtual channel 20 (UHF digital channel 32), is a Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) member television station licensed to Athens, Ohio, United States. The station's programming can also be seen on satellite station WOUC-TV (virtual channel 44, VHF digital channel 6) in Cambridge.

The WOUB/WOUC studios and offices are located in the Radio-TV building on the Athens campus of Ohio University, which owns the stations' licenses through the WOUB Center for Public Media. The Center is a non-academic unit of the Scripps College of Communication. The two stations, combined, serve southeastern Ohio and portions of neighboring West Virginia and Kentucky. The public media center also serves as a laboratory for Ohio University students who are interested in gaining experience in broadcasting and related technologies. In addition to radio (WOUB AM and FM) and television, WOUB is also active in online services and media production.

Unlike most PBS stations, the channel produces a regular local newscast by university students studying and training on television newscasts at Ohio University. With that, they mainly focus on the area around Athens, which is mostly ignored by the Columbus, Zanesville and Huntington-Charleston stations that serve the Athens area.

Coverage area[edit]

Currently Athens County, Ohio is located in the fringes of the Columbus market. However, the combined power of the two stations reaches most of the Huntington/Charleston and Zanesville markets, as well as portions of the Columbus, Parkersburg and Wheeling/Steubenville markets. The station leases commercial fiber line to permit it to be carried on the Columbus local feeds of the DBS providers.

Digital television[edit]

As of April 11, 2018, when they expanded to six broadcast streams per transmitter,[1] WOUB-TV and WOUC-TV share the same programming.[2]

Digital channels[edit]

WOUB-TV's digital signal is multiplexed:

Channel Video Aspect WOUB PSIP
Short Name
WOUC PSIP
Short Name
Programming[3]
20.1 44.1 1080i 16:9 WOUB-HD Main WOUB-TV programming / PBS
20.2 44.2 480i 4:3 Classic PBS Encore
20.3 44.3 World World
20.4 44.4 Create Create
20.5 44.5 Ohio The Ohio Channel
20.6 44.6 Kids PBS Kids
20.7 44.7 VoiceCo Audio

Analog-to-digital coversion[edit]

In 2009, when the analog to digital conversion was completed, WOUB-TV and WOUC-TV used channels 27 and 35, respectively for digital television operations. Following the transition the stations remained on those channels, but, it uses PSIP to display 20 and 44 as the stations' respective virtual channels.[4] In 2019, both stations moved to new physical channels as part of the FCC's spectrum re-pack process.

Programming[edit]

Images[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "WOUB-TV to Double Content Offerings Starting April 11 - WOUB Digital". 6 April 2018.
  2. ^ "WOUB-TV Schedules - WOUB Digital".
  3. ^ "WOUB-TV ATHENS, OH". www.rabbitears.info.
  4. ^ "Data" (PDF). hraunfoss.fcc.gov.