WCNY-TV

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WCNY-TV
WCNY.jpg
Syracuse, New York
United States
SloganConnected to YOU
ChannelsDigital: 25 (UHF)
Virtual: 24 (PSIP)
Subchannels24.1 PBS
24.2 Create
24.3 World
24.4 PBS Plus
TranslatorsW22DO-D Utica
AffiliationsPBS (1970-present)
OwnerPublic Broadcasting Council of Central New York
First air dateDecember 20, 1965 (1965-12-20)
Call letters' meaningCentral New York
Former channel number(s)Analog:
24 (UHF, 1965-2009)
Former affiliationsNET (1965-1970)
Transmitter power97 kW (digital)
Height393 m (digital)
Facility ID53734
Transmitter coordinates42°56′42″N 76°7′7″W / 42.94500°N 76.11861°W / 42.94500; -76.11861
Licensing authorityFCC
Public license information:Profile
CDBS
Websitewww.wcny.org
 
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This article is about the public television station in upstate New York. For the pair of public radio stations in New York City, see WNYC.
WCNY-TV
WCNY.jpg
Syracuse, New York
United States
SloganConnected to YOU
ChannelsDigital: 25 (UHF)
Virtual: 24 (PSIP)
Subchannels24.1 PBS
24.2 Create
24.3 World
24.4 PBS Plus
TranslatorsW22DO-D Utica
AffiliationsPBS (1970-present)
OwnerPublic Broadcasting Council of Central New York
First air dateDecember 20, 1965 (1965-12-20)
Call letters' meaningCentral New York
Former channel number(s)Analog:
24 (UHF, 1965-2009)
Former affiliationsNET (1965-1970)
Transmitter power97 kW (digital)
Height393 m (digital)
Facility ID53734
Transmitter coordinates42°56′42″N 76°7′7″W / 42.94500°N 76.11861°W / 42.94500; -76.11861
Licensing authorityFCC
Public license information:Profile
CDBS
Websitewww.wcny.org
WCNY-TV W22DO-D
WCNY.jpg
Deerfield, New York
SloganConnected to YOU
ChannelsDigital: 22 Utica (UHF)
AffiliationsPBS
OwnerPublic Broadcasting Council of Central New York
First air dateOctober 27, 2011 (2011-10-27)
Call letters' meaningCentral New York
Former channel number(s)Analog:
59 (UHF, - Oct 2011)
Former affiliationsNET (1965-1970)
Transmitter power1.55 kW (digital)
Height393 m (digital)
Facility ID167539
Transmitter coordinates43°8′38″N 75°10′39″W / 43.14389°N 75.17750°W / 43.14389; -75.17750
Websitewww.wcny.org

WCNY-TV is Syracuse, New York's public television station and PBS member station. WCNY-TV's programming is also seen in Utica on low-powered repeater W22DO-D channel 24 Digital (22 analog)

The station is owned by The Public Broadcasting Council of Central New York, who also owns 91.3 WCNY-FM (Classic FM).

The WCNY-TV call letters were originally used from 1954-65 by the station now known as WWNY-TV in Watertown.

WCNY-TV was the first television station in the Syracuse market to produce and broadcast their own programs in High Definition.

Digital television[edit]

Digital channels[edit]

WCNY-DT operates Eight digital programming subchannels: Four from Syracuse (Analog 25) Four from Utica (Analog 22) Each has the same format.

ChannelVideoAspectPSIP Short NameProgramming[1]
24.11080i16:9WCNY-HDMain WCNY-TV programming / PBS
24.2480i4:3WCNY-SDCreate
24.3World
24.4PBS Plus

Analog-to-digital conversion[edit]

WCNY-TV shut down its analog signal, over UHF channel 24, on June 12, 2009, the official date in which full-power television stations in the United States transitioned from analog to digital broadcasts under federal mandate. The station's digital signal remained on its pre-transition UHF channel 25.[2] Through the use of PSIP, digital television receivers display the station's virtual channel as its former UHF analog channel 24.

Prior to March 2013, WCNY's main programming was broadcast in SD-only (480i) on subchannel 24.1, while continuous HD (1080i) programming was offered on subchannel 24.4.

A fifth channel, WCNY2-“Your How To“, had been available on cable only.[3]

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