AETN Channel and Subchannel Information
Beginning in January 2017, AETN will have a new channel lineup featuring the main AETN channel and three sub-channels: AETN Create, AETN PBS KIDS and AETN World. Additionally, AETN AIRS will be available as SAP on AETN World.
AETN is Arkansas's only statewide public media network that not only delivers local, award-winning productions relevant to Arkansans but is one of 175 Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) member stations licensed by the FCC. PBS, an affiliation of local stations around the nation, does not produce programs but aggregates programs on behalf of the member stations.
Create TV instructional programs provide expert advice on cooking, arts and crafts, gardening, home improvement and travel. Tune in, and be inspired to taste, grow, imagine, explore and live more fully.
AETN PBS Kids
AETN supports early learning in Arkansas by broadcasting PBS KIDS programming 24 hours a day, seven days a week on AETN PBS KIDS. The schedule of children’s daytime programming will differ on AETN and AETN PBS KIDS, offering families a variety of options. In addition to watching on television, AETN PBS KIDS is available to live stream on various devices and with an interactive gaming feature. Learn more at pbskids.org.
WORLD is a 24/7 channel featuring public television’s signature nonfiction documentary, science and news programming complemented by original content from emerging producers. When the Arkansas House of Representatives is in session, AETN broadcasts coverage on AETN World. Additionally, AIRS is broadcast on AETN World SAP.
AETN AIRS on SAP
Arkansas Information Reading Services for the Blind (AIRS) is broadcast as second audio program (SAP) on AETN World. This is a free service of the Arkansas Department of Human Services, Division of Services for the Blind, in partnership with AETN. AIRS broadcasts are intended exclusively for listeners with visual impairment and print disabilities. For more information and program schedule, visit the AIRS Webpage. A live audio stream is also available.
How can I watch AETN Create, World, and PBS Kids?
These channels are available to watch over the air using an antenna hooked up to a converter box or digital television. However, it is up to cable and satellite companies to make these channels available to their subscribers.
Does my service provider carry AETN Create, World, and PBS Kids?
Below is a list of service providers who are carrying AETN Create, World, and PBS Kids, and the corresponding channel numbers. If your service provider is not listed, we are not aware that they are carrying AETN Create and AETN Plus.
|Arkwest Communications: Danville and Yell County||10||15|
|Cam-Tel Cable: Camden||251||252|
|Comcast: Little Rock, North Little Rock, Jacksonville, Sherwood, Bryant||202||203|
|Conway Corporation: Conway||115||175||180|
|Cox Communications: Systemwide, except Midland||702||701|
|East Arkansas Video: Forrest City, Marianna, Wynne||252||251|
|East Arkansas Video: Brinkley||152||151|
|Hope Community TV & Prescott Video: Hope, Prescott||252||251|
|Pine Bluff Cable TV: Pine Bluff||252||251|
|Resort TV Cable: Hot Springs||252||251|
|Suddenlink Communications: Atkins, Arkadelphia, Batesville, Dover, El Dorado, Fairfield Bay, Heber Springs, Helena, Hot Springs Village, Jonesboro, Magnolia, Mountain Home, Newport, Pocahontas, and surrounding towns.||701||702*|
|Suddenlink Communications: Russellville, Clarkesville, and Morrilton||130||131*|
|White County Video: Bald Knob, Judsonia, Kensett, Searcy||252||251|
|CableSouth Media3: Crossett||3|
|Ritter Communications: Alpena, Jasper, Western Grove||99|
|At this time, Dish Network, DirecTV and ATT U-verse do not carry AETN Create, World, or PBS Kids.|
How can I get my service provider to carry AETN Create, World, and PBS Kids?
We encourage you to contact your service provider, and let them know of your interest in these channels. Below is a list of AETN transmitters with their station call letters and channel numbers. Identify the call letters for the station you watch, and then ask your service provider to carry the digital sub-channels for that station. For instance, viewers in Hot Springs Village watch on KETS Channel 2. So, when you call your service provider, ask them to add the digital sub-channels for KETS to their channel lineup.
- KAFT-Channel 13 (Northwest AR)
- KEMV-Channel 6 (North Central AR)
- KTEJ-Channel 19 (Northeast AR)
- KETS-Channel 2 (Central AR)
- KETG-Channel 9 (Southwest AR)
- KETZ-Channel 12 (Southeast AR)