WMTJ

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WMTJ
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Fajardo / San Juan, Puerto Rico
Branding Sistema TV
Slogan Transmite Lo Bueno
Channels Digital: 16 (UHF)
(to move to 15 (UHF))
Virtual: 40 (PSIP)
Subchannels 40.1 PBS HD
40.2 PBS Kids
Translators WQTO 26.1 Ponce
Affiliations PBS (1985-present)
Owner Ana G. Mendez University System
(Sistema Universitario Ana G. Méndez, Inc.)
First air date 1985 (1985)
Former channel number(s) Analog:
40 (UHF, 1985–2009)
Transmitter power 17.7 kW
Height 852.1 m
Facility ID 2174
Transmitter coordinates 18°18′35″N 65°47′43″W / 18.30972°N 65.79528°W / 18.30972; -65.79528
Website www.sistematv.com

WMTJ is an educational, full-service, PBS member television station licensed to Fajardo, Puerto Rico transmitting over digital channel 16. The station is owned by the Ana G. Méndez University System and is branded as Sistema TV. Its main studios are located in San Juan.

The majority of the station's daily programming is from PBS, but it has some locally produced content as well.

WMTJ has one full-service satellite: WQTO, digital channel 25, in Ponce. WMTJ's digital signal was not on the air until a couple months before the transition deadline. Digital transmitter deployment for WMTJ had been proven difficult as the transmitter site is located in a remote tropical forest on national park land, requiring National Forest Service approvals of any new transmission tower.[1]

Due to damage from Hurricane Maria, WMTJ went off the air September 20, 2017;[2] on October 16, the Ana G. Mendez University System announced that the station would be shut down indefinitely as part of a larger suspension of non-academic activities at the school.[3] The shutdown left Puerto Rico without a PBS station; fellow public television station WIPR-TV (channel 6) had dropped PBS in 2011.[3] On December 20, WMTJ returned to the air via Liberty Puerto Rico, some of PBS programming can be seen on Channel 3 & 67 and in HD con channels 203 & 267. On January 2, 2018, just months after the shutdown, WMTJ resumed regular over-the-air broadcasting operations via WSTE-DT (Teleisla) and can be seen on channel 40.1 from the transmitter located in Aguas Buenas remaining on the air until January 23. On January 24, WMTJ resumed operations with a reduced power of 17.7 kilowatts from El Yunque.

Local Programming[edit]

  • Sistema TV Informa
  • Sistema TV Investiga
  • Si a la Cocina
  • Si a la Cultura
  • Aventura Cientifica
  • Geoambiente
  • Charla Deportiva
  • UNE Vision
  • Como Coco
  • Te Veo en Campus
  • Ruta U

Former local programming[edit]

  • Análisis Noticioso
  • Sin Colores
  • Del Campo a la Mesa
  • Jugando Pelota Dura (now on Univisión Puerto Rico)
  • Bienestar

Digital television[edit]

WMTJ's digital signal is multiplexed:

Channel Video Aspect PSIP short name Programming[4]
40.1 1080i 16:9 WMTJ-H1 Main WMTJ programming / PBS
40.2 720p 40.2KID PBS Kids

On June 12, 2009, WMTJ signed off its analog signal and completed its move to digital.

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1][dead link]
  2. ^ "Suspension of Operations of a DTV Station Application". Licensing and Management System. Federal Communications Commission. Retrieved October 18, 2017. 
  3. ^ a b Simpson, April (October 17, 2017). "After Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico university shuts down PBS station". Current. Retrieved October 18, 2017. 
  4. ^ RabbitEars TV Query for WMTJ

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