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WVIA is now streaming live television online and on PBS app

WVIA is now streaming live television online and on PBS app
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From a press release:

This week, WVIA-TV began streaming live on and the PBS app for free.

“As households seek alternative ways to view their favorite WVIA and PBS shows, we remain committed to ensuring trusted content is available to families across as many platforms as possible,” said WVIA President and CEO Carla McCabe.

The live stream of WVIA’s main television channel joins WVIA’s three radio channels in providing live streaming options available online at

In addition to the live stream, WVIA content is available on all WVIA-branded PBS platforms, including and, as well as on the PBS Video App, PBS Kids Videos App, and the WVIA App, which are available on iOS, Android, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Samsung TV, and Chromecast. WVIA members are also able to view an extended library of quality public television programming via Passport.

In April, WVIA began streaming live on YouTube TV for subscribers of that platform.

“PBS is committed to making trusted content available to all households across as many platforms as possible. We are pleased that YouTube TV recognizes public television’s unique structure and worked with us to provide our viewers with more ways to watch the programs that they love through their local PBS station,” PBS Chief Digital and Marketing Officer Ira Rubenstein said at the time.

“We are excited to partner with PBS on this unique partnership to further our commitment to providing a best-in-class experience for our users,” added Lori Conkling, Global Head of Partnerships at YouTube TV.

VIA Public Media in Pittston, the PBS and NPR affiliate for Northeastern Pennsylvania, educates, inspires, entertains, and fosters citizenship, diverse cultures, and perspectives to nurture community.

WVIA-TV can be found on over-the-air antenna on channel 44 and on all major network providers in Northeast Pennsylvania and the Central Susquehanna Valley. WVIA carries PBS Kids programming all day on its second channel, 44.2; corresponding educational resources for PBS Kids programming can also be found at