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Channel Guide

WETA broadcasts on five channels, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Our channels are WETA PBS, WETA UK, WETA PBS Kids, WETA World and WETA Metro. See below for details including a breakdown of channel numbers by service provider.



The flagship PBS channel in the Washington metropolitan area. 

How to watch:

Via antenna: 26.1

Comcast: 26, 800, 1026, 219 (Baltimore)

Cox: 26, 1026, 1003 (Fredericksburg)

Verizon FIOS: 26, 526

RCN: 26, 613

DirecTV: 26, 26-1

Dish Network: 8076



Your favorite British programming, 24 hours a day.

How to Watch:

Via antenna: 26.2

Comcast (HD subscribers only): 265, 1146

Cox: 800

Verizon FIOS (HD subscribers only): 474

RCN: 39 (SD), 602 (HD)



The best in children's television, all day every day.

How to watch:

Via antenna: 26.3

Comcast: 266, 1147

Cox: 801

Verizon FIOS: 472

RCN: 38


WETA World logoWETA World

Real stories that inform and inspire from around the world.

How to watch:

Via antenna: 26.4

Comcast: 270, 1148

Cox: 802

Verizon FIOS: 475

RCN: 37


WETA MetroWETA Metro

The best of PBS and life in the DMV.

How to watch:

Via antenna: 26.5

Verizon FIOS: 470

RCN: 599

YouTube TV: WETA

Streaming on, the free PBS Video App and


Watch Online

You can also watch up with many of your favorite PBS programs and WETA local features online. 

Visit our video portal




On Demand

It's never been easier to watch your favorite WETA and PBS shows. With on-demand offerings from your cable provider, and a large online video archive, WETA puts you in charge of what, when and where to watch. 

Learn more about on-demand programming

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