NHPTV Analog Signal Switched from Channel 18 to Channel 26 Nov. 4

UDPATED 11/4/09 - NHPTV successfully switched its Channel 18 broadcast signal in Pittsburg to Channel 26 in Colebrook on November 4th. Viewers having difficulty in receiving NHPTV's analog signal should contact NHPTV at (603) 868-1100. Cable and satellite viewers were not affected by this switch.-----------(DURHAM – October 29, 2009) – New Hampshire Public Television's Channel 18 broadcast signal from Holden Hill, Coleman State Park, Stewartstown (call letters W18BO) will switch to Channel 26 (call letters W26CQ) on November 4, weather permitting. The switch will only affect over-the-air viewers; those who watch NHPTV via a cable and satellite service will not be affected.NHPTV acquired the Channel 26 translator from WMTW and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) approved the switch from Channel 18 to Channel 26 so that NHPTV can transmit at a higher power level, providing better signal coverage in this broadcast area. Ultimately, the switch will allow NHPTV to convert the translator to digital at a higher power level. This conversion to a digital signal is expected to occur next year and will provide a high-definition signal as well as NHPTV’s new Explore channel (11.3)."We are pleased to extend our broadcast reach in the North County," said Brian Shepperd, NHPTV Chief Technology Officer. “Please e-mail us (themailbox@nhptv.org) or call NHPTV’s Viewer Services at (603) 868-1100 should you have any questions about receiving our signal on Channel 26.”

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