For five decades, PBS has been the go-to place on cable, satellite and over-the-air television formats bringing people free TV that both entertained and educated.
WTCI PBS has been the local station bringing viewers that programming and now, viewers in the Tennessee Valley have even more ways to get it. WTCI PBS is now streaming live, and it is still free for everyone, on the PBS Video App, online at wtcitv.org, and on Roku, Android mobile, Amazon Fire tablets, iOS, tvOS, Chromecast, Android TV, and Amazon Fire TV.
Officials at the station said in a news release that viewer habits have changed in recent years, and WTCI PBS is making every effort to meet viewers where they are. Anyone in the Tennessee Valley region with a high-speed internet connection can watch shows like "PBS Newshour," "Antiques Roadshow," "Frontline," and "Nature," as well as local series and specials, like "The A List with Alison Lebovitz," "Greater Chattanooga," and "Explore Health."
"Viewers are accessing content in new ways, and we want to make sure we're serving every member of this community however they choose to receive our signal," said Bob Culkeen, president and CEO of WTCI PBS. "While the media landscape has dramatically changed since WTCI PBS signed on over 50 years ago, public television continues to serve as a beacon of thoughtful and thought-provoking media for viewers across the Tennessee Valley. That mission is as important today as it was 50 years ago. We hope viewers will let us know how they watch using the hashtag #MyWTCIPBS."
WTCI began broadcasting on March 4, 1970 and serves 440,000 homes in 35 counties across Southeast Tennessee, Northeast Alabama, North Georgia and the Western tip of North Carolina.
— Compiled by Barry Courter