UNC-TV is the most powerful telecommunications vehicle in the state, with a potential audience of over 13.6 million citizens of all ages, ethnic backgrounds, and income levels in North Carolina and portions of Virginia, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Georgia. Each year, UNC-TV produces more than 340 hours of award-winning original programs about North Carolina. With studios and administrative offices located in Research Triangle Park, UNC-TV operates 12 full-power television stations and 25 digital translators (most are located in the western counties), carrying a free broadcast signal to nearly every North Carolina home. In addition, UNC-TV is carried by every cable system in North Carolina and by satellite on both DirecTV and Dish Network.
All of the UNC-TV stations broadcast the same three program services, UNC-KD, UNC-EX, and in high definition, UNC-TV. In addition, there is a digital cable only service, UNC-MX. UNC-KD is a 24-hour service for children; UNC-EX is a service devoted to viewers who want to discover new ideas, new places, and new activities; UNC-TV is our public television service in high definition; and UNC-MX features a variety of programs drawn from the other channels as well as additional programs.
Contributions from this Station
A conversation with a forestry expert reveals doughnuts as unlikely contributors to global deforestation.
Post on May 14, 2013 by David Huppert
Many people continue to doubt the evidence for climate change, evolution, and vaccine safety, even though the scientific consensus on these issues is rock solid. Among the most troubling evidence-resistant theories is the long-debunked yet persistent myth that vaccines cause autism—a completely unfounded belief–leading to general doubts about vaccine safety, with dangerous public health consequences.
Post on Aug 08, 2012 by Liza Gross
Sand . . . we play in it, we stroll on it, we make castles out of it, but what do we really know about it? The size, shape and location of a grain a sand can tell us a lot about it's origin, makeup and history.
Post on Dec 22, 2011 by Terri Kirby-Hathaway
MacArthur "Genius" Kevin Guskiewicz discusses the research he and his team at UNC-Chapel Hill are conducting in the field of sports-related concussions.
Post on Dec 15, 2011 by David Huppert
What's old, is new again. Dr. Bill Cooke, head of NASA's Meteoroid Environment Office, discusses how the historical astro-photographic plates at the Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute (PARI) contribute to the new Juno mission to Jupiter.
Video on Nov 17, 2011 by David Huppert
Dr. Michael Castelaz, the Science Director at the Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute, knows GAMMA II is a sleeping giant. He just needs a little help waking up the beast.
Post on Nov 08, 2011 by David Huppert
Herbert Mehnert a Cline Scholar at the Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute spent his summer researching Comet Photometry and Morphology. Herbert was introduced to PARI by one of his college professors and jumped at the opportunity to work at the former NASA research institute.
Slideshow on Nov 08, 2011 by Colleen Vasu
For more than 150 years, scientists have captured images of celestial objects scattered across the night sky. The Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute in North Carolina is attempting to save those historical records before they vanish into a black hole.
Video on Nov 08, 2011 by David Huppert
Attention Galileo guys and gals – download any one of these astronomy apps for your smartphone and you can stop star-guessing and start star-gazing like a pro!
Post on Nov 08, 2011 by David Huppert
Check out this Google map that shows clay minerals found around the U.S. and world that are commonly used in pottery.
Post on Oct 27, 2011 by Colleen Vasu
The art and science of salt glaze pottery requires skills and techniques acquired over generations of trial and error. Ben Owen III combines his family’s experiential knowledge of ceramics and additional scientific knowledge to create and improve his unique works of art.
Video on Oct 27, 2011 by Colleen Vasu