New Call Letters Represent a Broadening of Both Reach and Content Diversity
Bethlehem, Pa. — March 15, 2018 — Today Lehigh Valley Public Telecommunications Corporation (LVPTC), parent company of WLVT – PBS39, announced that it has finalized the transfer of a broadcast license from WYBE in Philadelphia. Under the new call letters of WPPT (Pennsylvania Public Television), the public media affiliate offers international programming from MHz Worldview and WORLD on channels 35.1 and 35.2, respectively.
“PBS39 is committed to bringing diverse content to our viewing audience,” said Tim Fallon, PBS39’s Chief Executive Officer. “We are very fortunate to be in a position where we can provide high quality, non-commercial programming across five unique channels.”
MHz Worldview delivers programs from around the world to American audiences, while WORLD is a PBS news, documentary, science and nature channel that offers viewers the best in international documentaries.
PBS39 is a community-owned public television station licensed to Allentown, Bethlehem, and Easton, Pa., serving eastern Pennsylvania and New Jersey. PBS39 is owned and operated by the Lehigh Valley Public Telecommunications Corporation. PBS39 acts as the catalyst to promote civic engagement, and to fulfill the regional needs of the Greater Lehigh Valley through its dynamic communication platforms and resources. For more information, visit wlvt.org.
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