The “do-it-yourself” channel includes programming on a range of lifestyle topics
TAMPA, Fla. (Nov. 20 2017) – WEDU PBS has expanded its lineup with the new Create® TV channel, bringing inspiring “do-it-yourself” programming to viewers 24 hours a day in West Central Florida. The new channel expands the variety of shows available through WEDU PBS to local residents.
Create® TV includes series and specials on cooking, travel, home improvement, gardening, arts and crafts, along with other lifestyle interests. Shows available to WEDU PBS viewers on the new channel include “America’s Test Kitchen,” “This Old House,” “Craft in America,” and “Curious Traveler.”
Most Americans consider themselves lifelong learners, according to a 2016 report from the Pew Research Center. Eight in ten adults pursue knowledge in areas they’re interested in because they want to learn things they think will make their lives more interesting and full.
“Learning doesn’t end when you reach adulthood. That’s why we’re excited to expand our programming with Create® TV and encourage viewers of all ages to explore new interests and try new things,” said Susan Howarth, president and CEO of WEDU PBS. “Create® TV aligns well with our mission to engage and inspire the community.”
Create® TV’s programming encourages viewers to try something creative, while also learning new facts about the world around them. For example, learn techniques for painting nature and outdoor scenes from internationally renowned marine life artist Wyland while also learning about environmental conservation on “Wyland’s Art Studio.”
As another example, learn new recipes from the South and Southwestern United States while gaining an understanding of the historical perspective of the dishes on “Cook’s Country.”
Create® TV is available on digital channel 3.6, Frontier channel 472 and Comcast/Xfinity channel 206 and 1185. WEDU PBS is working with other cable providers to add the new channel. Episodes of your favorite Create® TV shows can also be viewed online: http://video.wedu.org
ABOUT WEDU PBS
WEDU is West Central Florida’s PBS station reaching 16 counties through media platforms including on-air programming and online experiences that broaden horizons, transport and transform and open gateways to new ideas and new worlds. Financially supported by the community, the organization offers a wealth of award-winning inspirational, educational and enlightening content over a variety of multi-media platforms including: television programming, station website, www.wedu.org and various social media platforms, monthly member magazine Premiere, educational outreach activities and a myriad of special events. WEDU’s focus on the local community has resulted in the station being regarded as a beacon of trust for men, women and children of every walk of life no matter their age, ethnicity or socio-economic status. WEDU is a treasured community resource; a window to the world for the homebound and a vital educational source for the youngest members of society. WEDU prides itself on its position in the Tampa Bay community as a leader, partner, informed citizen and a member of PBS, the most trusted institution in America (Marketing & Research Resources, Inc. M&RR, January 2017). For more information, program schedules or to support WEDU visit www.wedu.org; WEDU Public Media on Facebook and Twitter (@wedupbs) or call (813) 254-9338.