Educational TV Schedule: Saturday, September 7, 2013
IPTV Shutting Down Transmitters Overnight
Iowa Public Television is currently shutting our transmitters down every day from midnight to 5 a.m. and our service is not available in these hours. This difficult decision was made to reduce our expenses in light of funding cuts. By powering down the transmitters, we are saving electricity and staff costs. One exception to this is Mediacom Cable. Because Mediacom established a direct connection in our operations center many years ago, the company is able to carry IPTV's signal 24 hours a day, despite the fact that our transmitters are turned off. We receive no money from Mediacom for this. Our overnight service is very important, both to us and our viewers. While we do hope this is a temporary situation, we don't know when or if we will be able to reinstate it. Until the economic climate turns around, this situation is one way we are working to provide service to Iowans within the constraints of our current circumstances.
Find a PreK-12 TV Program
- 2:00 AM
- National Parks: America's Best Idea - During an economic crisis and a world war the parks provided a source of jobs and much-needed peace.
- 7:30 AM
- Clifford the Big Red Dog - The dogs are influenced by dog food advertisements. T-Bone's old best buddy Burger comes to visit.
- 12:30 PM
- Growing a Greener World - Explore how gardeners can maximize their garden's beauty while still minimizing their water usage.
- 8:00 PM
- National Parks: America's Best Idea - American families create unforgettable memories, passing on a love of parks to the next generation.