DIGITAL TRANSLATOR UPGRADE IN RURAL ARIZONA TOWNS PROVIDES MORE ARIZONANS ACCESS TO EIGHT’S MULTI-CHANNEL DIGITAL PROGRAMMING
Eight, Arizona PBS launching HD signal and expanded channel access to residents of Prescott, Flagstaff, Cottonwood, Globe, Williams, Show Low, Yuma, and surrounding areas this summer
PHOENIX -- (June 13, 2013) - Eight, Arizona PBS will put into operation a series of seven new digital rural repeater transmitters (translators) beginning June 24 through late September, which will provide digital high definition video broadcast signal and expanded channel access to hundreds of thousands of viewers in rural Arizona, including Prescott, Flagstaff, Cottonwood, Sedona, Globe, Miami, Williams, Snowflake, Show Low, Yuma and their surrounding areas.
The planned timetable for these translators to go live is:
In conjunction with this expanded service, Eight, Arizona PBS will conduct a series of community informational events, providing residents in the new digital service areas with detailed information about how to receive the additional digital channels on their televisions, demonstrating the expanded programming options and enhanced quality of the digital signal and high definition video, as well as answering questions.
About Eight, Arizona PBS
Eight, Arizona PBS is a trusted community resource. For 50 years, the PBS station has focused on educating children, reporting in-depth on public affairs, fostering lifelong learning and celebrating arts and culture. Eight achieves its mission through the power of noncommercial television, the Internet, educational outreach and community-based initiatives. Its signal reaches 86 percent of the homes in Arizona. With more than 1 million viewers weekly, Eight consistently ranks among the most-viewed public television stations per capita in the country. For more information, visit azpbs.org.
Eight is a member-supported service of Arizona State University.