UNC-TV Public Media North Carolina

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PBS & More! 
All the programs you enjoy: NATURE, NOVA, North Carolina Weekend and more, in high definition.

The Explorer Channel

Explore Your World! 
The best in travel, culture, science, nature, history and outdoor adventure programming.

The North Carolina Channel

Stories with a Local Accent 
Civic affairs, issues, entertainment and educational programs relevant to North Carolina

All New Rootle!

UNC-TV's Kids Channel 
Non-stop access to PBS' award-winning children's programming

Accessing UNC-TV's Channels on Cable & Satellite

Subscribers to Spectrum Cable (formerly Time Warner and Charter) can access UNC-TV's four digital channels at the following channel numbers: UNC-TV—1221, The Explorer Channel—1277, North Carolina Channel—1276 and Rootle UNC-TV's Kids Channel—1275. In fact, anywhere you go in America, channel 1221 is your home for PBS channels on Spectrum.

Other Providers
Channel numbers vary by location. Please call providers for details. 
AT&T Uverse: 1-800-288-2020
Comcast: 1-800-934-6489
Direct TV: 1-800-531-5000
Dish: 1-800-333-3474
Mediacom: 1-855-633-4226
Northland Communications: 1-888-667-8452
Suddenlink Communications: 1-888-882-5151
Spectrum: 1-855-757-7328

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