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WYBE TX Restored

The WYBE transmission was restored by the diligent engineering expertise! At 1 PM on Thursday 11/2 the outage was ended and channels were transmitting with 100% power.

Please be advised that today is still a termination date for select services.

35.1 MiND: Media Independence continues to air international documentaries, news, kids and more on the primary channel, MiND TV.

35.2 NHK is on NJTV. Please check your local listings to see if you get NJTV, Ch 23

35.3 France 24 was picked up by WLVT. Again, please check your listings to see if you get WLVT services in your area.

35.4 RT is no longer available on broadcast, but streams on the internet.

Thanks to all our viewers and supporters who have reached out in the past weeks to make sure we know how special this programming is for the community.


Watch Democracy Now!

To Our Loyal Viewership,

So many of you have called in to specifically express your concern regarding the future broadcast of Democracy Now! in the Philadelphia region. Thank you for supporting this independent invaluable news source over the years. We truly appreciate it and hope you will keep watching or listening via the sources below.

If you are connected to the internet, you can watch on

In Philadelphia, you can listen to a weekday broadcast of Democracy Now! on:
WPPM 106.5 FM @ 8 AM (Live!)
WPEB 88.1 FM @ 10 AM

Watch Democracy Now! on PhillyCAM:
(in Philadelphia) at 4:30 pm & 8:30 pm (Live Stream)
Comcast Cable 66/966HD
Verizon Fios 29/30

If you are a satellite TV subscriber you can find Democracy Now! on these channels daily:

Free Speech TV, Ch. 348
Link TV, Ch. 375

Free Speech TV, Ch. 9415
Link TV, Ch. 9410


 ** Please visit our Channels page for additional information about viewing NHK.
 NHK WORLD TV, Japan’s Sole Public English-Language Channel, Launches on NJTV
New Jersey Public Television (NJTV) Joins U.S. Public Broadcasters to Distribute Japanese Lifestyle and News Programming to the
Southern New Jersey/Philadelphia Region


NEW JERSEY (September 29, 2017) — NHK WORLD TV, the English-language channel operated by Japan’s sole public broadcaster, is proud to announce its partnership with NJTV, New Jersey’s public television network, to serve the Southern New Jersey and Philadelphia region. NJTV joins stations in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Washington, D.C., Seattle, Denver, Orlando, Charlotte and Baltimore as NHK WORLD TV partners in distributing its hourly live news and Japanese lifestyle programming. NHK WORLD TV was previously broadcast in Philadelphia through WYBE.

NHK WORLD TV is a 24/7 public television network featuring original programming from NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation). NHK WORLD TV delivers a unique and diverse blend of programming featuring the hourly live international news from Tokyo and news bureaus around the globe and programs on Japanese society, politics, scientific advancement, culture, history, food, and lifestyle.

NHK WORLD TV officially launches on NJTV on October 1, 2017. Local viewers can watch on Comcast channels 265 and 1157 (channels 135 and 1157 in Princeton) or OTA channel 23.2 in southern New Jersey and Philadelphia. Verizon FiOS and Cablevision subscribers should check with their provider. For programming information, viewers can visit

Featured NHK WORLD TV programs include “NHK NEWSLINE,”  “Dining with the Chef” and “Journeys in Japan.” “NHK NEWSLINE” delivers the latest international news at the top of the hour, utilizing correspondents from around the world. “Dining with the Chef” showcases demonstrations of easy-to-make Japanese dishes by Chef Tatsuo Saito and cooking researcher, Rika Yukimasa. “Journeys in Japan” explores local cultures and lifestyles while offering travel hints rarely found in guidebooks.

“We are very excited to partner with NJTV, as the network covers the Philadelphia market along with neighboring suburbs in Pennsylvania and Southern New Jersey,” said Mr. Yoshihiko Shimizu, President and CEO of JIB (Japan International Broadcasting Inc.).  “We look forward to collaborating with NJTV to promote this important international news and lifestyle channel for the people of Philadelphia and New Jersey.”

“NJTV is delighted to offer NHK WORLD TV programming to New Jersey and our neighbors,” said John Servidio, NJTV General Manager and VP of Subsidiary Stations at NJTV’s parent, WNET. “This new channel provides high-quality, diverse content that serves our regional Asian population and beyond with fresh documentaries, news, and information that will enlighten and entertain.”

NJTV will begin offering NHK WORLD TV programming to the Northern New Jersey / New York region in spring 2018.

About NJTV
NJTV, New Jersey’s public television network brings quality arts, education and public affairs programming to all 21 counties in New Jersey and its Tri-state neighbors. NJTV presents acclaimed PBS series such as NatureAmerican MastersCharlie Rose, and BBC World News America and children’s programs with diverse local programs including American Songbook at NJPACOn the Record with Michael AronHere’s the StoryNJDocsDue Process,  One-on-One with Steve AdubatoClassroom Close-Up NJ and State of the Arts. The network’s flagship news broadcast, NJTV News with Mary Alice Williams, features stories from across the Garden State utilizing the Agnes Varis NJTV Studio in Newark and remote cameras at university content bureaus as well as media partners. The NJTV website offers online programs and free digital resources for educators. NJTV is comprised of WNJN, WNJS, WNJB, and WNJT, which collectively broadcast throughout New Jersey. NJTV is operated under an agreement with the state of New Jersey by Public Media NJ, Inc. (PMNJ), a non-profit affiliate of WNET, parent company of award-winning New York public television stations THIRTEEN and WLIW21.

NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation) is Japan’s sole public broadcaster, operating the nation’s largest domestic and international television network. In Japan, NHK broadcasts four TV channels and three radio stations. NHK also transmits two international television channels, NHK WORLD TV (English, HD, 24/7) and NHK WORLD PREMIUM (Japanese, HD, 24/7), as well as international radio services in eighteen languages.

NHK WORLD TV reaches over 290 million households in 160 countries and regions via local satellite and cable TV providers. Online live streaming and VOD (video-on-demand) services through the free mobile app and the website, give viewers access to NHK WORLD TV anywhere and anytime. You can also connect through Apple TV and Amazon Fire TV. Presenting an extensive range of Asia-centered programming, NHK WORLD TV is your window to Japan, Asia, and the rest of the world. For more details, visit

About Japan International Broadcasting, Inc.
Japan International Broadcasting Inc. (JIB), a subsidiary of NHK, is responsible for the worldwide distribution of the HD English language news/lifestyle channel “NHK WORLD TV,” as well as the HD Japanese language channel “NHK WORLD Premium.” Currently, the two channels are broadcast around the world on three international plus domestic satellites in their respective markets and reach households, hotels, and others via DTH, cable, IPTV and terrestrial broadcast.

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Heidi Raker RG Narrative representing NHK WORLD TV  201-681-5878
Deb Falk  NJTV Communications Director  973-233-8862


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.


MiND Documentaries

Catch docs on weeknights starting from 8pm to 1am and on weekends from 4pm to 1am.


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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.