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2017 CPB Local Content and Service Report

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NJTV Announces Channel Changes in Belvidere and Hackettstown areas on or about March 12, 2018

Posted: March 9, 2018

NJTV transmitters in Belvidere and Hackettstown will undergo channel changes beginning on or about March 12, 2018

NJTV’s programming provided through the Belvidere and Hackettstown, New Jersey transmitters will change broadcast channels on or about March 12 through April 4, 2018.  During this time reception may be impaired.  Once the project is complete, a rescan of your television or set-top box will be required.  Please follow the re-scanning instructions appropriate for your equipment.

The Belvidere transmitter will change from broadcast channel 43 to channel 27 and the Hackettstown transmitter will change from broadcast channel 49 to channel 29.  Once your receiver is rescanned, it will begin to display the NJTV host channel, WNJB channel 58.

We appreciate your patience during this project and apologize for any inconvenience.  Thank you for watching NJTV!

Information regarding recent NJTV signal changes

Posted: February 2, 2018 UPDATED February 5, 2018

In recent days, we have heard from many viewers expressing concern about service disruptions.  Thank you for your patience while we looked into these inquiries.  The appropriate response may vary, depending on where you are located and how you watch NJTV.

BACKGROUND

Spectrum Sale and Channel Share

Public Media NJ, Inc. operates NJTV pursuant to an agreement with the New Jersey Public Broadcasting Authority (NJPBA), which owns the FCC licenses and transmission towers for NJTV.  In 2016, NJPBA participated in a nationwide FCC spectrum auction, and sold the spectrum associated with two of its four licenses.

As a result of the spectrum sale, NJPBA’s broadcast signals for NJTV were consolidated in a “channel share” arrangement, which took effect on January 23, 2018.  Specifically, WNJN (Channel 50) ceased broadcasting from the Montclair tower, and began sharing a tower with WNJB (Channel 58) in New Brunswick.  WNJT (Channel 52) ceased broadcasting from the Trenton tower, and began sharing a tower with WNJS (Channel 23) in Camden.

The vast majority of viewers in New Jersey should not be affected by the channel share.  However, certain areas of Pennsylvania, New York, and Connecticut may no longer receive NJTV.  These changes are beyond NJTV’s control and we are sorry that they may result in a loss of some of our loyal viewers.

If you are still within our viewing area, some adjustments may be necessary to continue receiving our signal.

NEW JERSEY VIEWERS

Over-the-Air Reception in New Jersey.  If you previously received NJTV over-the-air on Channel 50 or Channel 52, you may need to re-position your antenna and re-scan your television receiver.  To rescan your television, select “scan” or “autotune” on the TV or converter box control menu to start the scanning process. Instructions are usually available by pressing the “set-up” or “menu” buttons on your remote control.  (If you previously received NJTV over-the-air on Channel 58 or Channel 23, no adjustments should be necessary.) This process should work for most viewers, though results may vary depending on your location and antenna.  Best results for over-the-air viewing can be obtained using an outdoor antenna.  For tips on using an antenna, visit  AntennaWeb.org.

Cable/Satellite Viewers in New Jersey.  If you are located in New Jersey and receive NJTV via cable or satellite, you should not be affected by the transmission changes.  If you experienced service loss starting January 23, please contact NJTV and provide your location and service provider.

VIEWERS OUTSIDE NEW JERSEY

Over-the-Air Reception.  If you previously received NJTV over-the-air on Channel 50 or Channel 52, you may need to re-position your antenna and re-scan your television receiver.  To rescan your television, select “scan” or “autotune” on the TV or converter box control menu to start the scanning process. Instructions are usually available by pressing the “set-up” or “menu” buttons on your remote control.  If these changes do not work, and you live in Pennsylvania, New York, or Connecticut, it is possible that you are no longer within NJTV’s service area as a result of the spectrum sale and channel share.  (If you previously received NJTV over-the-air on Channel 58 or Channel 23, no adjustments should be necessary.)

Cable/Satellite Viewers.  If you are still within our viewing area, your service and channel should not have changed.

Comcast customers, please note that we have received reports of service disruptions within our newly adjusted viewing area.  Some may be permanent, others temporary.  We are working with Comcast to identify and resolve the issues.

We are told by Comcast that some viewers in Bucks County, PA, experiencing temporary loss of service should have their NJTV service on Comcast restored as of Wednesday, February 7. For more information, please contact your local Comcast provider.

 
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If you have lost service, you may access our news, public affairs, and other programming online at www.njtvonline.org.  You can also catch the livestream of our weeknight news program NJTV News with Mary Alice Williams and get local news updates throughout the day at www.njtvnews.org.

NHK

The over-the-air and cable/satellite service area for NHK is the same as for NJTV, including the recent changes.

QUESTIONS?

For service-related inquiries, please contact NJTV Viewer Services at njtvprogramming@njtvonline.org or (609) 777-0031. Please provide your location (town and state), as well as the way you receive NJTV  (over the air antennae, Comcast, Fios, etc).

Attention Over-the-Air Viewers of WNJN (Channel 50) and WNJT (Channel 52): Changes Effective January 23, 2018

(Does not apply to viewers who receive NJTV via cable or satellite)

Posted: December 19, 2017

Starting January 23, 2018, NJTV will be consolidating its broadcast signals.  To continue receiving NJTV’s signal, some over-the-air viewers may need to re-position their antennae and re-scan their television receivers. 

Specifically, WNJN (Channel 50) will cease broadcasting from our Montclair transmission facility, and begin broadcasting from our New Brunswick facility.  Also, WNJT (Channel 52) will cease broadcasting from our Trenton transmission facility, and begin broadcasting from our Camden facility. 

If you currently receive NJTV over-the-air on Channel 50 or Channel 52, you may need to re-position your antenna and re-scan your television receiver on or after January 23.  To rescan your television, select “scan” or “autotune” on the TV or converter box control menu to start the scanning process. Instructions are usually available by pressing the “set-up” or “menu” buttons on your remote control.

The transmission changes result from the New Jersey Public Broadcasting Authority’s participation in the FCC’s nationwide spectrum auction earlier this year, which requires a new channel-share arrangement among NJTV’s stations.

These changes apply only to viewers who receive NJTV over-the-air via WNJN (Channel 50) or WNJT (Channel 52).  If you receive NJTV over-the-air via WNJB (Channel 58) or WNJS (Channel 23), or if you receive NJTV via cable or satellite, the channel you watch will not change.

For more information, please contact NJTV Viewer Services at (609) 777-0031 or email njtvprogramming@njtvonline.org.