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KCTS (PBS)
KCTS-TV/DT Current Logo
Slogan: "The Public Network"
Seattle, Washington
Analog: 9 (VHF)
Digital: 41 (HDTV UHF)
Owner KCTS Television Board of Directors
Founded 1954
Joined PBS 1970
Callsign Meaning King County Television Service
Former Affiliations NET (19541970)

KCTS is a public television station in Seattle, Washington, affiliated with the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), that broadcasts on analog channel 9, HDTV broadcasts are on channel 41. Its offices and broadcasting center along with its transmitter are located at the northeast corner of Seattle Center. PBS re-directs here; for alternate uses see PBS (disambiguation) PBS logo The Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) is a non-profit public broadcasting television service with 349 member TV stations in the United States. ... KCTS logo Source: KCTS This is a copyrighted and/or trademarked logo. ... A slogan is a memorable phrase used in political or commercial context as a repetitive expression of an idea or purpose. ... Seattle skyline City nickname: The Emerald City Location of Seattle in King County and Washington State County King Mayor Greg Nickels (NP) Area   â€“Land   â€“Water 369. ... Very high frequency (VHF) is the radio frequency range from 30 MHz (wavelength 10 m) to 300 MHz (wavelength 1 m). ... High-definition television (HDTV) means broadcast of television signals with a higher resolution than traditional formats (NTSC, SECAM, PAL) allow. ... This article is about the radio frequency. ... 1954 was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1970 was a common year starting on Thursday. ... Look up net in Wiktionary, the free dictionary Bird netting on wine grapes Net may mean: Fibers woven in a grid-like structure, as in fishing net, butterfly net, or soccer goal Network Internet New Jersey Nets (basketball team) The Net (film) N-Ethyltryptamine In mathematics: Net (topology) Net (polyhedron... 1954 was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1970 was a common year starting on Thursday. ... Public broadcasting (also known as public service broadcasting or PSB) is the dominant form of broadcasting around the world, where radio, television, and potentially other electronic media outlets receive funding from the public. ... Seattle skyline City nickname: The Emerald City Location of Seattle in King County and Washington State County King Mayor Greg Nickels (NP) Area   â€“Land   â€“Water 369. ... PBS logo The Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) is a non-profit public broadcasting television service with 349 member TV stations in the United States. ... Center House, Seattle Center Seattle Center is a fairground, park and arts and entertainment center in Seattle, Washington, on the site used in 1962 by the Century 21 Exposition. ...


KCTS first went on the air on December 7, 1954, broadcasting from the campus of the University of Washington and using equipment donated by KING-TV owner Dorothy Bullitt. December 7 is the 341st day (342nd on leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1954 was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The University of Washington, founded in 1861, is a major public research university in the Seattle metropolitan area. ... KING is a television station in Seattle, Washington, USA. It is affiliated with the NBC network, and broadcasts on analog VHF channel 5 and digital UHF channel 48. ...


During the 1950s and 1960s, KCTS primarily supplied classroom instructional programs used in Washington State's K-12 schools, plus National Educational Television programs. Outside of schoolrooms, KCTS' audience among the general public was somewhat limited, and most programming was in black-and-white until the mid-'70s. National Educational Television (NET) was an educational television network in the USA from 1952 until 1969. ...


In 1970, National Educational Television was absorbed into the newly-created Public Broadcasting Service. Under PBS affiliation, KCTS began offering a vastly enhanced scope of programming for the general public, including British programming. National Educational Television (NET) was an educational television network in the USA from 1952 until 1969. ... PBS logo The Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) is a non-profit public broadcasting television service with 349 member TV stations in the United States. ...


KCTS moved to its present location on the Seattle Center campus in 1986. KCTS became independent of the University of Washington in 1987. 1986 is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The University of Washington, founded in 1861, is a major public research university in the Seattle metropolitan area. ...


KCTS is one of only two Public Broadcasting Service stations licensed by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission for retransmission in Canada. KCTS is seen throughout Canada on the Bell ExpressVu and StarChoice satellite providers, as well as on many Canadian cable TV systems. KCTS receives substantial financial support from its far-flung Canadian audience as well as from viewers in Washington State. PBS logo The Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) is a non-profit public broadcasting television service with 349 member TV stations in the United States. ... The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC, in French Conseil de la radiodiffusion et des télécommunications canadiennes) was established in 1968 by the Canadian Parliament to replace the Board of Broadcast Governors. ... Bell ExpressVu is the division of Bell Canada which sells digital television services in Canada. ... StarChoice is Canadas second direct broadcast satellite television distributor, majority owned by cable TV operator Shaw Communications Inc. ...


KCTS also operates KYVE Yakima, Washington which serves central Washington. Many KCTS programs include a combined KCTS/KYVE visual bug in the lower-right corner of the screen, indicating a simulcast. Yakima is a city in central Washington and the county seat of Yakima County. ...


KCTS also operates a cable television service known as KCTS Plus, currently carried on Seattle area cable systems. KCTS Plus runs a mix of locally-produced content, Public Broadcasting Service series, and Classic Arts Showcase programming. Coaxial Cable is often used to transmit cable television into the house Cable television or Community Antenna Television (CATV) (and often shortened to cable) is a system of providing television, FM radio programming and other services to consumers via radio frequency signals transmitted directly to people’s televisions through fixed... PBS logo The Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) is a non-profit public broadcasting television service with 349 member TV stations in the United States. ...


External link

  • www.kcts.org


Broadcast television in Seattle
KOMO 4 (ABC) - KING 5 (NBC) - KIRO 7 (CBS) - KCTS 9 (PBS) - KSTW 11 (UPN) - KCPQ 13 (FOX) - KCKA 15 (PBS) - KONG 16 (Ind)
KTBW 20 (TBN) - KTWB 22 (The WB) - KBTC 28 (PBS) - KWPX 33 (i) - KHCV 45 (Ind) - KWOG 51 (Ind) - KWDK 56 (DS)

 
 

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