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Programming Notification, Classic Arts Showcase:
KCTS 9 has ended lease of Comcast channel 75, Classic Arts Showcase
KCTS 9 has ended lease of Comcast channel 75, Classic Arts Showcase. Please know that this decision was not made lightly. KCTS 9 strongly values the role of the performing arts within our community, and recognizes the enriching value their programming has provided viewers.
Several factors contributed to our decision:
- As a whole, channel 75 did not generate the audience support necessary for us to operate this service. Moreover, we are currently in the process of consolidating our broadcasting operations to our tower on Capitol Hill.
- Our site there is not equipped with the features required to sustain a "pass through" service of the CAS feed, and the cost to upgrade is outside of our budget limitations.
- With new operational constraints, and a desire to better connect with our audience through our KCTS 9, WORLD, CREATE and PBS KIDS, the choice for us was clear.
We sincerely apologize for removing programming you love, though you may be delighted to know that Classic Arts Showcase is still available to stream online, 24 hours a day at, http://www.classicartsshowcase.org/watch-classic-arts-showcase/, as well as through their TV streaming app.
At this time we do not know if it will be picked up by another station, but would urge you to call your cable provider and request they pass through the CAS feed directly. Comcast has the capability to continue airing this programming as a service to their subscribers.
If you have additional questions, please feel free to reach out to us directly, 1-800-937-5287.
Programming Notification, Nightly Business Report:
Nightly Business Report (NBR) has been cancelled.
In late 2019 CNBC, the producers of NBR, released a statement that they will cease production of the program. The final episode aired Friday, December 27, 2019.
We recognize that this is a significant loss to your daily schedule. KCTS 9 is working to identify a suitable program alternatives for you to consider. In the New Year, the 5:00 p.m. weekday slot will feature two BBC shows: Monday through Thursday will be “BBC World News Outside Source,” and Fridays will be “BBC World News Today.”
Looking back at NBR, the series was created in 1979 and produced through March 2013 under the direction of Linda O’Bryon, WPBT’s news director at the time, with Paul Kangas as the original anchor. The series launched on public TV stations nationwide, with each station paying a portion of the program’s costs. For a time in the early 2000s, PBS provided partial funding and distribution for the series as a part of the PBS National Program Service. In 2013, CNBC bought the series and provided the necessary financial and editorial support to continue delivering the show for the past six years fully-funded through APT Exchange. That brings us to today’s award-winning program with co-anchors Bill Griffeth and Sue Herera, presented by WETA.
Your comments, concerns and suggestions are welcome and appreciated. If you would like to reach out to CNBC and report your comments please do so here. Or if you would like to contact WETA please call: 703-998-2600.
Thank you for supporting public television. If you have additional questions, please feel free to reach out to us directly, 1-800-937-5287.