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Independence Media – Relinquishing WYBE

Independence Media will receive a one-time payment of $131.5 million from the FCC in exchange for the WYBE license. As part of the Broadcast Incentive Auction, the FCC is purchasing licenses from broadcasters to make spectrum available for wireless broadband use.

Independence Media will terminate its broadcast, cable, and satellite television services after the FCC distributes the proceeds to television stations across the country. Independence Media broadcasts on channel 35 and operates on cable systems as MiND.  Independence Media, a nonprofit corporation, will remain in operation.

For more from Independence media, please see the PRESS RELEASE.

And for more comments from Independence Media, see the article from Philly.com.

Off Air Notice – Feb. 12, 2017

To our loyal viewership:

We apologize for the service interruption. The WYBE primary and backup transmission equipment broke down on Sunday afternoon. While backup streams enable Comcast and Verizon viewers to receive signals, many over-the-air and satellite viewers are without channels today.

Our engineers are working to find a logical solution for the repair of the aged systems. The only technology that the station has available is senescent. We will employ every reasonable effort to timely repair of this equipment, but at this time the estimated time to repair is unknown. We will post with details as soon as a timeline is known.

For those looking to keep up with some of our favorite channels and programming, you can look here: MiND ON DEMAND.

 

American Transfer of Power: Reflection from Venezuela

Today marks a peaceful transfer of power. So, we consider the liberties that make being an American unique and remember that around the world governments can be restrictive to press and selective on services they provide. Watch this interview from Venezuelan reporter, Nathaly Salas Guaithero.

 

 

Watch Tonight! Brian Wilson and Friends

brianwilsonOn December 11, 2014, WTTW’s 14 high-definition cameras captured a once-in-a-lifetime gathering of artists at the stunning Palazzo Theatre at the Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas, headlined by former Beach Boy co-founder and music legend Brian Wilson. The Grammy-winning performer/composer teamed up with an eclectic group of acclaimed musicians to perform beloved hits from his illustrious career, as well as selections from his new album, “NO PIER PRESSURE”. Songs include “Good Vibrations,” “Sloop John B” and “Help Me Rhonda.”  

11:00 PM Thursday 12/29 on MiND TV 35.1

Alfio In Concert

alfioComing all the way from Australia, internationally renowned tenor ALFIO performs for a live audience at the Berman Center for the Performing Arts for an incredible public television concert event. The special is a refreshingly cool and modern throwback to legendary powerhouse singers like Luciano Pavarotti and crooners like Frank Sinatra, to whom ALFIO is often compared. Raised in Sydney, Australia by his Italian-born parents, ALFIO has already achieved critical acclaim and wild global popularity. In his new concert special he pays tribute to greats like Sinatra, delights audiences with his instantly classic original hits, and honors his Italian heritage with stunningly powerful vocals. Captivating audiences around the world with powerful vocals combined with a charming comedic banter, ALFIO effortlessly brings all generations of music lovers together. His songs tell a dramatic story appreciated by all, regardless of whether he sings in English, Italian or Spanish. Now making his highly anticipated national debut in America, it’s ALFIO in concert on public television.

9:00 PM Wednesday 12/28 on MiND TV 35.1

Mario Frangoulis: Sing Me An Angel

marios-frangoulisMario Fangoulis, the international Classical Crossover tenor described by CNN.com as “all sound, pure voice,” returns to public television for his fourth live concert event, “Sing Me An Angel,” filmed at the foot of the Acropolis in Athens, Greece. He is joined by the “crystalline voice” of Grammy nominated soprano Sissel, virtuoso pianist Stefanos Korkolis, a children’s choir, and The National State Symphony Orchestra of Greece conducted by Richard Balcombe. “Sing Me An Angel” is signature Frangoulis – vocal artistry combined with a warm stage persona adored by fans the world over. Just in time for the holidays, “Sing Me An Angel” provides a fresh spin on classics like “Jingle Bells” and “What Child Is This,” to soulful renditions of “Smile” and “Amazing Grace.” Public television audiences will be guided on a musical journey at a stunning venue for a concert that will uplift hearts and spirits with a sincere message of love and compassion.

9:00 PM Friday 12/23 on MiND TV 35.1