- Vermont Public Television
call_letters = Vermont Public Television
station_slogan = Where You Belong!
station_branding = VPT
analog = see table below
digital = see table below
affiliations = PBS
October 16, 1967
location = statewide
callsign_meaning = see table below
owner = Vermont ETV, Inc.
former_affiliations = NET (1967-1970)
effective_radiated_power = see table below
HAAT = see table below
facility_id = see table below
coordinates = see table below
homepage = [http://www.vpt.org/ www.vpt.org]
Vermont Public Television (VPT) is a network of public
television stations throughout the state of Vermont, affiliated with PBS. It has been operational since October 16, 1967. Until 1997, it was known as Vermont Educational Television, or Vermont ETV (which is still the network's corporate name).
VPT's studios and offices are in Colchester, near Burlington.
VPT is also relayed on translators W36AX in Manchester and W53AS in Bennington.
The station's digital channel is multiplexed:
Vermont Public Television's broadcast signal reaches throughout Vermont and into bordering regions of
New York, New Hampshire, Massachusettsand southern Quebec, including Montreal.
On cable, VPT can be seen on
Comcast, Burlington channel 6 and Bennington channel 7, and Charter Plattsburgh channel 3. On Vidéotron, it can be seen on channel 59 in west Montreal, channel 6 in central and east Montreal, and channel 55 on "Illico" digital cable.
Some VPT-produced programs can also be seen on
WGBY-TVin Springfield, Massachusetts.
Although VPT fund-raising events target primarily Vermont viewers, they also target VPT's large viewing audience in
Canadaand accept Canadian dollars. VPT's viewership lives primarily in rural areas or in towns and small cities. The only major urban area that its signal reaches is Montreal, Quebec, Canada. VPT's broadcasts do not reach New York's state capital of Albany or the large viewer market of Manchester, New Hampshire.
VPT shares much of its most valuable market (Champlain Valley in Vermont and New York as well as the sothern Quebec and Montreal area) with Plattsburgh,
New York-based WCFE. A significant percentage of VPT's members live in Canada and their donations are in Canadian dollars. The fluctuations in the exchange rate between the Canadian and American dollarmake budgeting difficult.fact|date=December 2007
* [http://www.vpt.org/ Vermont Public Television web site]
* [http://www.geocities.com/tvhatton/ TV Hat : Trivial facts about Southern QC, Upstate NY and VT stations]
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