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MiND TV’s Carriage of NHK (35.2) Ends on Sept. 30, 2017

MiND TV has presented NHK World to the Philadelphia region since 2009. This channel is rich with global news and entertaining, informative original programs from Japan. Sadly, NHK will end broadcast on WYBE 35.2 on September 30, 2017 at 11:59 PM.

But there is good news! On Oct. 1, 2017, NHK will move to its new home at NJTV on channel 23.2.

If you get NHK over the air, you should still be able to get it via channel 23.2 when it launches on Oct. 1st. Here’s a link to NJTV’s coverage map. Click on the map to see a detailed view of your location coverage. If you get NJTV’s primary channel 23, you will get channel 23.2. If not, and you live in the coverage area, you may need a stronger (roof) antenna to pull in the digital signal.

NHK will remain on Comcast 265. We’re waiting to see if the channel number for FIOS 475 will remain the same. NHK will also be carried on Dish and Direct TV.

NHK World is also available via their website and smartphones and tablets via app.

 

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Thank You for Donating

Thank you for your support of Independence Media, home of MiND TV and other broadcast services.

While we are grateful for every donation, at this time we are no longer accepting charitable giving from our community.

In this calendar year, Independence Media will terminate its broadcast, cable, and satellite television services. Independence Media has broadcast on channel 35 since 1990 and has operated the MiND brand since 2008. Independence Media intends to develop a strategic plan to guide its future activities as a reinvented 501(c)3 organization. Work on this plan will begin immediately. 

It has been a privilege to present independent, minority related and international programs to the Philadelphia region. Independence Media will always work to connect communities, promote diversity, and encourage understanding.

We greatly appreciate your support over the years. Please continue to support the independent media outlets that still serve your community.

Why is WYBE going off air?

— 1 — Extreme weather and Broadcast Transmission

From time to time, and especially in extreme heat conditions, WYBE is forced to turn down broadcast. We are able to deliver backups to subscribers of Comcast, Verizon and Service Electric. These broadcast turndowns are necessary to repair and protect our equipment from irreparable damage.

— 2 — More on the FCC Spectrum Auction

For those seeking a deeper understanding of the Broadcast Incentive Auction here is another explainer produced by CPB in 2015. It is important to understand that this process began with the 2010 proposal of the National Broadband Plan, which was passed by the Legislature in 2012. The choice to participate at all, channel share or relinquish was made in 2015 by the governing body of each organization operating an FCC license. The Independence Media press release can be found here.

 

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.

MiNDWORKS: Conversation on Immigration

This is a thoughtful conversation between the characters at the MiNDWORK. Our tumultuous American history gives the cafe characters a foundation for varying perspectives. Immigrations is not new, it is evolving and it is controversial. The conversations end is open. You can make your own conclusion.

MiNDWORKS is no ordinary cafe. It’s one of the few places on the internet where knowledge and beliefs are respected as equals. You’ll find the regulars in the cafe, and sometimes, we’re joined by visitors and experts. It’s all live now at www.MiNDWORKS.cafe.