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WETA Launches New Local Public TV Channel for Washington, D.C. Region

New WETA Channel Features the Best of PBS and Life in the DMVWETA President and CEO Sharon Percy Rockefeller announced today a new WETA television channel lineup that includes WETA Metro, offering even more public media programming to viewers in Washington, D.C., Maryland, and Virginia. The WETA television line-up now consists of WETA PBS, the station’s primary channel; WETA UK, spotlighting the best in British television; WETA PBS Kids, providing a haven for young viewers with educational programming; WETA World, offering documentary and news reporting from around the globe; and WETA Metro, featuring PBS favorites and programs that highlight our local community. The leading public broadcaster in the nation’s capital, WETA undertook efforts within the last six months to expand the station’s television offerings to local Washington, D.C. area audiences, which included widening broadcast area antenna reception of our channels; upgrading WETA UK to a high-definition format; and introducing two new channels — WETA World and WETA Metro. WETA Metro is also the first WETA channel to be made available for livestreaming on, YouTube TV and the PBS Video App….WETA Metro is available over-the-air on channel 26.5 and via cable networks Verizon FIOS (channel 470) and RCN (channel 599); and is available to livestream via, YouTube TV and the PBS Video App.”

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