University of North Carolina Television
, known on-air as UNC-TV
, is a Non-commercial educational public television state network
in the U.S. state
of North Carolina
. It is operated by the University of North Carolina
, with studios located at the UNC Center for Public Television at Research Triangle Park
. The state network includes all Public Broadcasting Service
(PBS) member stations licensed within North Carolina except for WTVI
, which is a community licensee.
It also formerly operated four digital channels: UNC-KD
(children's programs), UNC-HD
(high-definition programming), UNC-NC
(North Carolina public affairs and original local productions) and UNC-ED
(educational television). Consumers with Time Warner Cable
, the largest cable provider in the state, are the only ones capable of receiving all of these digital subchannels. Time Warner has a direct-fiber optic connection to the broadcast facilities of UNC-TV.
On September 25th, 2008, UNC-TV commenced a revised lineup of three digital subchannels via over-the-air broadcast television
(the main channel now operating as a full-time HD service), UNC-KD
in SD, and UNC-EX
("The Explorer Channel") in SD. Time Warner Cable customers also receive UNC-MX
("an eclectic mix of programming for adults") in SD.
Directv added UNC-TV HD and UNC-EX SD to its local broadcast packages on June 30, 2009. (mpeg4 equipment......