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Attention Spectrum Viewers in and around Poughkeepsie: Spectrum will no longer offer WMHT on the Educational Access channel 20. If you are a Spectrum subscriber and have questions or would like to encourage them to resume carriage of WMHT, please contact them at 1-800-892-4357. WMHT can be accessed over-the-air with an antenna or you can stream many WMHT and PBS programs with the PBS app or online at video.wmht.org.

Attention WMHT/PBS viewers in the Mid-Hudson area: As of noon on November 1, WMHT/PBS Channel 42 (analog) is no longer be available. Viewers can now access WMHT on Channel 17.1 (digital) in the mid-Hudson area. To access WMHT, viewers will need to perform a rescan. For instructions on how to perform a rescan, please click here.  After the rescan, viewers will have access to WMHT’s 4 program streams: WMHT-TV (17.1), Create (17.2), WORLD (17.3), and WMHT-PBS Kids (17.4).

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Additional Information

Over-the-Air Broadcast

Across the United States, all full-power TV stations are now broadcasting in digital only — leaving the audience three options for tuning in to a digital broadcast:

  1. Use a digital-to-analog converter box to connect to your older analog kit along with your antenna;
  2. Subscribe to cable, satellite, or another pay TV service;
  3. Buy a digital TV set (DTV) that comes with an antenna. If you watch WMHT over the air with an antenna, you should also be able to also watch WMHT Create, WMHT World, and WMHT PBS Kids. All three will be grouped under the same channel number (17–1, –2, –3, –4 respectively).
  4. If you do not see all four WMHT channels, try doing a channel scan for these channels.


How Do I Perform a Channel Scan?

To search for new digital channels, installing a converter box or setting up a DTV-ready television is the first step. Next, you will need to scan for new channels to ensure that you are receiving all the digital TV stations available in your local broadcast area. Some converter boxes do this re-scan automatically — however, many require you to do it manually. To do this, run the “scan” function on your converter box or digital TV set, usually on the remote control, labeled “set-up” or “menu” or some similar term. Consult the owner’s manual for more detailed instructions on how to run a channel scan. Once the scan is complete, you should be receiving digital channels through your antenna. Perform a channel scan periodically to check for new digital channels in your area.


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Don’t see what you’re looking for? Call your local cable or satellite television provider for information on channels and services in your area. Please be advised that this information is subject to change.

*Call your local DirecTV provider for detailed information on how to receive WMHT’s digital channels.

**Coverage area includes Albany, Amsterdam, Battenkill/Greenwich, Canajoharie, Clifton Park, Cobleskill, Glens Falls, Gloversville, Hoosick, Kinderhook, Middleburg, Port Henry/Ticonderoga/Crown Point, Queensbury, Rensselaer, Saratoga Springs, Schenectady, Schroon Lake (Channel 15 and 1222), Troy and Whitehall.

***Coverage area includes Adams, Cheshire, Clarksburg, Dalton, Great Barrington, Lee, Lenox, North Adams, Pittsfield, Sheffield, Stockbridge and Watertown.