Over-the-Air Broadcast

Tips for Accessing WPT’s Three Channels

Wisconsin Public Television’s three channels – WPT, The Wisconsin Channel and Create – are available over the air via antenna and to all cable and satellite providers. Some cable and satellite providers offer all three, while others currently only offer the WPT flagship channel.

If you are not getting all three, here are some possible solutions:

Over-the-Air Broadcast
If you watch WPT over the air with an antenna, you also are able to watch The Wisconsin Channel and Create for free. All three will be grouped under the same channel number (xx–1, –2 and –3 respectively). If you do not see all three channels, try to re-scan for channels using your TV’s menu.

Cable or Satellite
WPT offers all three channels to all cable and satellite providers, and some cable providers carry all three. If you are not able to find The Wisconsin Channel or Create, ask your provider whether these channels are in your line-up. If not, ask them to consider adding all three WPT channels: WPT, The Wisconsin Channel and Create. Please note that channel number assignments are determined by your provider. Wisconsin Public Television does not have the ability to assign the channel numbers chosen by your cable or satellite service.

If you are able to receive our signals with an antenna, but have a cable plan that does not offer all three channels, consider adding an A-B switch to your TV to allow you to switch easily between using cable and your antenna. Or, have one TV in your home not connected to cable or satellite service.

The Wisconsin Channel is available to watch via livestream, on our website, wpt.org. From the home page, click “WATCH” then, click the livestream box just below the headline “Wisconsin Channel: Watch Live” about a third of the way down the page on the left.

Please contact Audience Services at 800-422-9707 if you need further assistance.

Wisconsin Public Television transmission coverage


WHA-TV Madison Channel 21
WPNE-TV Green Bay Channel 38
WHRM-TV Wausau Channel 20
WLEF-TV Park Falls Channel 36
WHLA-TV La Crosse Channel 31
WHWC-TV Menomonie Channel 28


  Bloomington Channel 22
  Webster Channel 24
  Fence Channel 45
  Coloma Channel 48
  Sister Bay Channel 15
  River Falls Channel 47


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