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WTVP is inspiring great ideas with the 2017 PBS Kids Writers Contest. This is an engaging way to involve in kindergarten through third graders in creative writing!

Membership Drive

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Independent Lens
Ovarian Psycos

The Ovarian Psycos

Based in the heart of Los Angeles' Eastside, and building upon the legacy of the Chicano/a and civil rights movement, the irreverently named Ovarian Psycos Cycle Brigade are a ferocious and unapologetic group of young women of color, cycling through the barrios and boulevards of the Eastside, committed to collectively confronting racism and violence, and demanding and creating safe spaces for women. Independent Lens: Ovarian Psycos premieres Monday, March 27th at 9:00pm on WTVP-HD 47.1. [Watch Preview]

Film School Shorts
Somebody to Love

Kaori Momoi stars as a 55-year-old single office worker in Tokyo with nothing to look forward to but forced retirement and a lonely death in Oh Lucy! However, when her American English teacher gives her a blonde wig and a new identity, her perspective on life begins to change. Directed by Atsuko Hirayanagi. Then Tin takes us to the alleyways of Harlem, where a man mourns life and lost love in this jazz-age inspired stop-motion animation. Directed by Brandon Lake. Film School Shorts: Somebody to Love airs Monday, March 27th at 10:00pm on WTVP-HD 47.1. [Watch Preview]

Find the frequently asked questions concerning the upcoming FCC Spectrum Auction and how it will effect your public media station WTVP.

WTVP Membership Drive
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WTVP operates three broadcast channels:
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WTVP-HD

Our main broadcast channel offering PBS and locally produced programs.

SourceChannelLocation
Broadcast (over the air)47.1Central Illinois
Cass Communications4Forest City, Manito, and Havana City area
Comcast (HD)916Peoria, Morton, Pekin, Canton, Bloomington/Normal and Galesburg areas
Comcast (SD)12Peoria, Morton, Pekin, Canton, and Galesburg areas
Comcast (SD)13Bloomington/Normal area
Comcast (SD)3Kewanee area
Comcast (SD)96Lincoln area.
DirecTV47
Dish Network7756
Gridley Cable6Gridley and Meadows Area
ITV-347Peoria, Pekin, and Morton Areas
H.I. Cable20Lostant
Heartland Cable12Armington
Heartland Cable12Armington
McNabb Cable & Satellite27McNabb
Mediacom (HD)710Chillicothe, Henry, Elmwood, Farmington, Toulon, Wyoming, and Dunlap areas and Channel
Mediacom (HD)711Metamora, Goodfield, Roanoke, Eureka, Toluca, Lacon, Atlanta, Heyworth, and McLean County areas
Mediacom (SD)10Chillicothe, Henry, Elmwood, Farmington, Toulon, Wyoming, and Dunlap areas
Mediacom (SD)11Metamora, Goodfield, Roanoke, Eureka, Toluca, and Lacon areas
Mediacom (SD)18Delavan area
Mediacom (SD)4Astoria area
Mediacom (SD)12Abingdon area
Mediacom (SD)13Vermont area.
MidCentury TeleCom (HD)421Knox, Stark, Fulton and Peoria Counties
MidCentury TeleCom (SD)21Knox, Stark, Fulton and Peoria Counties
New Windsor Cable61New Windsor
NOVA Cablevision12Trivoli area
Tel-Star21Edelstein, Woodland Heights, Brimfield, Hanna City, Mackinaw area
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WTVP-World

Featuring public television’s signature nonfiction documentary, science and news programming complemented by original content from emerging producers and local WTVP programs.

SourceChannelLocation
Broadcast (over the air)47.2Central Illinois
Comcast218Peoria, Morton, Pekin, Canton, Bloomington/Normal and Galesburg areas
ITV-349Peoria, Peoria, Pekin, and Morton Areas
Mediacom122Fairbury, Atlanta, LeRoy, Heyworth, Chillicothe and McLean County
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WTVP-Create

More often called “ do-it-yourself”, the program seen on Create® TV include viewers' favorite public television series and specials on cooking, travel, home improvement, gardening, arts and crafts, and other lifestyle interests.

SourceChannelLocation
Broadcast (over the air)47.3Central Illinois
Comcast219Peoria, Morton, Pekin, Canton, Bloomington/Normal and Galesburg areas
Mediacom121Fairbury, Atlanta, LeRoy, Heyworth, Chillicothe and McLean County
ITV-348Peoria, East Peoria, Pekin, and Morton