WTVS Detroit Public Television is the viewer-supported PBS member station serving the nation's 11th largest television market.
We operate Channels 56.1, 56.2 and 56.3, and are carried on cable and satellite systems throughout Southeast Michigan and over a thousand communities in Canada. Channel numbers on these systems vary for WTVS and its subchannels.
Our vision is to educate, entertain and inspire, in partnership with our community.
We offer ten hours of PBS KIDS programs each weekday, along with national and international news, PBS favorites and classic films.
Our digital subchannels offer additional scheduling of public TV programming on 56.2 the WORLD channel and how-to and travel programs on 56.3 Create.
Detroit Public TV is notably active in the community producing local programs that showcase arts, culture, news and analysis; and educational outreach campaigns that use the power of media to provide knowledge and understanding.
Detroit Public Television is designated as a 501(c)(3) organization. DPTV is licensed under the name Detroit Educational Television Foundation WTVS-Channel 56 in Detroit, and operates under the names DPTV, Detroit Public TV, Channel 56, and WTVS and www.dptv.org.