Watch PBS Detroit WTVS Online

Watch PBS Detroit WTVS Online


PBS Detroit WTVS

Detroit, Michigan/Windsor, Ontario
United States/Canada
BrandingDetroit Public TV
ChannelsDigital: 43 (UHF)
(to move to 20 (UHF))
Virtual: 56 (PSIP)
  • .1: PBS
  • .2: PBS Kids
  • .3: Create
  • .4: World
OwnerDetroit Educational Television Foundation
First air dateOctober 3, 1955 (62 years ago) (1955-10-03)
Call letters’ meaningTeleVision for Southeast Michigan
Former channel number(s)
  • Analog:
  • 56 (UHF, October 3, 1955–April 16, 2009)
Former affiliationsNET (October 3, 1955–October 4, 1970)
Transmitter power600 kW
345 kW (CP)
Height318 m (1,043 ft)
323 m (1,060 ft) (CP)
Facility ID16817
Transmitter coordinates42°26′52″N 83°10′23″W / 42.44778°N 83.17306°W / 42.44778; -83.17306Coordinates: 42°26′52″N 83°10′23″W / 42.44778°N 83.17306°W / 42.44778; -83.17306
Licensing authorityFCC
Public license information:Profile


Detailed Antenna Reception Information For PBS Detroit WTVS


Virtual Channel56
RF Channel43
Effective Radiated Power (ERP)200 kW
Height Above Average Terrain (HAAT)318m
Radiation Center-above Mean Sea Level (RCAMSL)517m
Network AffiliationPBS
Contact Street 11 Clover Court
Contact Street 2Riley Broadcast Center
Contact CityWixom
Contact StateMI
Contact Zip48393
Contact Phone248-305-3788
Additional DataFCC Station Information


PBS Detroit WTVS is a TV broadcaster located in Detroit, MI. It’s a local PBS station that provides public programming to the area, including educational and cultural programs, popular TV series, and children’s shows. You can watch the channel online via its video-on-demand collection, updated regularly.

Name: PBS Detroit WTVS
Location: Detroit, Michigan, United States
Genre: PBS
Website: Detroit Public TV (DPTV) Homepage

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Detroit Public TV (DPTV) is owned by Detroit Educational Television Foundation. It is a member of the PBS network.

Contact the Station

If you’re a public relations rep, you may want to mail some promotional materials to the station or get in touch with a specific member of its team. If you’re a curious viewer, you might be interested in arranging a tour of the station’s facilities. In either case, in addition to the contact info above, here are some more ways to get in touch:
By mail: 1 Clover Ct Wixom, MI 48393-2247. Phone: 248-305-3788. Fax: 248-305-3990. Email:

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