OPB Channel Change Offers More Viewing Options
Posted June 28, 2011
On July 6, OPB's second channel, OPB PLUS, moves to a new location with an expanded line-up of program options. The OPB TV audio channel, broadcasting OPB Radio, opbmusic and KMHD, also moves.
Whether you turn to OPB for drama or the arts, public affairs or documentaries, British comedies or musical performances, you can find more of it, beginning July 6, on OPB's second TV channel – OPB PLUS.
OPB continues to broadcast its core lineup of programs over the air at 10.1 in the Portland area and on Comcast channel 10 (standard definition) and channel 710 (high definition).
In the Portland area, OPB PLUS relocates from over-the-air channel 10.3 to 10.2. OPB PLUS is still located on Comcast channel 310. (See table below for other locations.) On July 6, the OPB audio channel moves from over-the-air channel 10.4 to 10.3. (Most cable providers do not provide this option.)
Primetime on OPB PLUS (7-9pm) presents themes on weeknights. Mondays mean performing arts and specials … Tuesday is the night to celebrate Americana … On Wednesdays it's British drama … Thursday focuses on investigative journalism and documentaries … and Fridays spotlight mysteries. Public affairs – BBC News, Tavis Smiley, Charlie Rose and the PBS NewsHour – will air from 9-12pm weekdays.
Weekdays on PLUS during morning hours programming focus on crafts and gardening. Afternoons offer documentaries, music, news and cooking. A full hour of Britcoms, at 11am and 6pm each weekday, is also on the schedule.
On weekends on PLUS the daytime schedule includes children's programs, crafts and home improvement shows. Saturday evenings start with music, followed by a movie at 10. The series kicks off July 9 with Cary Grant and Audrey Hepburn in Charade. Sunday daytime offers operas, public affairs and more. And Sunday evenings will focus on Oregon and the Northwest.
OPB TV channel lineup as of July 6
For most digital TVs and converter boxes, a rescan should not be necessary.
Via Antenna OPB OPB PLUS OPB Radio
Portland: 10.1 10.2 10.3
Bend 11.1 11.2 11.3
Corvallis 7.1 7.2 7.3
Eugene 29.1 29.2 29.3
La Grande 13.1 13.2 13.3
Baker City 13.1 13.2 13.3
The complete list of cities and their channels is at opb.org/tv.
Via Cable OPB OPB PLUS OPB Radio
Cable viewers will continue to receive OPB on the same channels as before.
Comcast Cable 10 or 710 310 Not available
Bend Broadband 7 or 607 175 N/a
Clear Creek 10 or 210 168 N/a
Crestview 3 or 603 116 N/a
Beaver Creek 10 or 610 N/a N/a
Wave Broadband 10 or 710 N/a N/a
For other systems, call your cable TV provider.
Unfortunately, Dish and DirecTV have chosen not to offer PLUS to their viewers at this time.
OPB is the largest cultural and education institution in the region, delivering excellence in public broadcasting to 1.5 million people each week through television, radio and the Internet. Widely recognized as a national leader in the public broadcasting arena, OPB is a major contributor to the program schedule that serves the entire country. OPB is one of the most-used and most-supported public broadcasting services in the country and is generously supported by 120,000 contributors.