Arkansas PBS On-Air Channel Information

Arkansas PBS

Arkansas PBS is Arkansas's only statewide public media network that not only delivers local, award-winning productions relevant to Arkansans but is one of 175 Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) member stations licensed by the FCC. PBS, an affiliation of local stations around the nation, does not produce programs but aggregates programs on behalf of the member stations.

Arkansas PBS moves closer to near universal statewide coverage with completion of transmitter near Russellville; transmitter first of five made possible by CARES Act Funding.
The allocated funds are allowing Arkansas PBS to upgrade aging technology and expand its existing footprint of six broadcast sites and 12 microwave sites to include five additional transmitter sites:

  • Lee Mountain, near Russellville. **Now fully operational**
  • Yancy, near Texarkana.
  • Forrest City.
  • Gaither, near Harrison.
  • Rich Mountain, near Mena.


More Transmitter Info
Transmitter Update Press Release
Signal Expansion Rescan Instructions
Signal Expansion FAQ's

Arkansas PBS Create

Create TV instructional programs provide expert advice on cooking, arts and crafts, gardening, home improvement and travel. Tune in, and be inspired to taste, grow, imagine, explore and live more fully.

Arkansas PBS Kids

Arkansas PBS supports early learning in Arkansas by broadcasting PBS KIDS programming 24 hours a day, seven days a week on Arkansas PBS PBS KIDS. The schedule of children’s daytime programming will differ on Arkansas PBS and Arkansas PBS PBS KIDS, offering families a variety of options. In addition to watching on television, Arkansas PBS PBS KIDS is available to live stream on various devices and with an interactive gaming feature. Learn more at

Arkansas PBS World

WORLD is a 24/7 channel featuring public television’s signature nonfiction documentary, science and news programming complemented by original content from emerging producers. When the Arkansas House of Representatives is in session, Arkansas PBS broadcasts coverage on Arkansas PBS World. Additionally, AIRS is broadcast on Arkansas PBS World SAP.

Arkansas PBS AIRS on SAP

Arkansas Information Reading Services for the Blind (AIRS) is broadcast as second audio program (SAP) on Arkansas PBS World. This is a free service of the Arkansas Department of Human Services, Division of Services for the Blind, in partnership with Arkansas PBS. AIRS broadcasts are intended exclusively for listeners with visual impairment and print disabilities. For more information and program schedule, visit the AIRS Webpage. A live audio stream is also available.

Extending Broadcast Coverage

Watch now in West Memphis, Texarkana

We are working diligently with cable and satellite providers – and the Arkansas Cable Television Association – to make Arkansas PBS available in gap areas, ensuring that every family has access to our educational programming, such as Arkansas AMI, during this critical time.

As of April 3, 2020, two additional locations now have access to Arkansas PBS broadcasts:

  • West Memphis: Cable on Comcast/Xfinity on channel 151.
  • Texarkana: Cable on Sparklight (formerly Cable One) on channel 17.

If you have questions or need more information, please email

How can I watch Arkansas PBS Create, World, and PBS Kids?

These channels are available to watch over the air using an antenna hooked up to a converter box or digital television. However, it is up to cable and satellite companies to make these channels available to their subscribers.

Does my service provider carry Arkansas PBS Create, World, and PBS Kids?

Below is a list of service providers who are carrying Arkansas PBS Create, World, and PBS Kids, and the corresponding channel numbers. If your service provider is not listed, we are not aware that they are carrying Arkansas PBS Create and Arkansas PBS Plus.

Carrier Cities ARPBS-1 ARPBS-2 Create ARPBS-3 Kids ARPBS-4 World
Dish Network 2
AT&T U-Verse
Arkwest Communications: Danville and Yell County 2 10 15
CableSouth Media3: Crossett, Damascus, Guy, Quitman, Greenbrier, Conway, Mayflower, Wooster, Fordyce, Lonoke, Plumerville, Menifee 2, 405 HD 3, 406 HD
CableSouth Media3: Lewisville, Buckner, & Stamps 9, 405 HD 3, 405 HD
Cam-Tel Cable: Camden 9, 250 HD 251 252 253
Central AR Telephone Coop: Bismark, Donaldson 2, 602 HD 20 21
Comcast/Xfinity: Alexander, Bryant, Cammack Village, College Station, Jacksonville, Little Rock, Mabelvale, North Little Rock, Roland, Sherwood, Sweet Home 3 HD, 201 202 203 205
Comcast/Xfinity: Marion and West Memphis 151
Community Communications Cablevision: Monticello, Warren, Star City
Conway Corporation: Conway 2, 505 HD 115 175 180
Cox Communications: Systemwide, except Midland 13, 2013 HD 702 701 700
East Arkansas Video: Forrest City, Marianna, Wynne 250 HD 251 252 253
East Arkansas Video: Brinkley
Hope Community TV: Hope 9, 250 HD 251 252 253
OzarksGo: Baxter and Fulton Counties 20        
Paragould City Light, Water, & Cable: Paragould 19 15 97
Pine Bluff Cable TV: Pine Bluff 9, 250 HD 251 252 253
Resort TV Cable: Hot Springs 2, 250 HD 251 252 253
Ritter Communications: Alpena, Jasper, Western Grove 2 73 74 75
Sparklight (formerly Cable One) Southwest Arkansas and Texarkana 17
Suddenlink Communications: Arkadelphia, Malvern, Nashville, Pocahontas, Hoxie, Palestine, Walnut Ridge 2-1, 2-2 HD 130 131 132
Suddenlink Communications: Bastrop, Louisiana 12-1 HD, 12-2 130 131 132
Suddenlink Communications: El Dorado, Newport, Tuckerman, Jacksonport 9-1, 9-2 HD 130 131 132
Suddenlink Communications: Heber Springs, Jonesboro, Blytheville 2-1 HD, 2-2 130 131 132
Suddenlink Communications: Magnolia, Waldo 9-1 HD, 9-2 130 131 132
Suddenlink Communications: Russellville, Clarksville, Altus, Atkins, Booneville, Charleston, Dover, Dardanelle, Morrilton, Ozark, Paris 13-1, 13-2 HD 130 131 132
Suddenlink Communications: Batesville, Desha 9-1, 9-2 HD 133 134 135
Suddenlink Communications: Cabot, Little Rock AFB 2, 102 HD 134 137 138
Suddenlink Communications: Helena, Horseshoe Lake, Madison, Marvell, Widener 2-1 HD, 2-2 139 140 141
Suddenlink Communications: Hot Springs Village 2, 700 HD 701 702 703
Vyve Broadband: Bradley, Chicot, Desha, Drew Counties; Dermott, Dumas, Eudora, Lake Village, McGehee, Monticello, Mitchelville, Warren, Wilmer 2
Vyve Broadband: Polk and Sevier Counties, DeQueen,Horatio, Mena 9
White County Video: Searcy, Bald Knob, Kensett 2, 250 HD 251 252 253
Yelcot Communications: Mountain View, Calico Rock, Melbourne, Mt. Pleasant, Yellville 6 77 81
At this time, Dish Network, DirecTV and ATT U-verse do not carry Arkansas PBS Create, World, or PBS Kids.

How can I get my service provider to carry Arkansas PBS Create, World, and PBS Kids?

We encourage you to contact your service provider, and let them know of your interest in these channels. Below is a list of Arkansas PBS transmitters with their station call letters and channel numbers. Identify the call letters for the station you watch, and then ask your service provider to carry the digital sub-channels for that station. For instance, viewers in Hot Springs Village watch on KETS Channel 2. So, when you call your service provider, ask them to add the digital sub-channels for KETS to their channel lineup.

  • KAFT-Channel 13 (Northwest AR)
  • KEMV-Channel 6  (North Central AR)
  • KTEJ-Channel 19 (Northeast AR)
  • KETS-Channel 2  (Central AR)
  • KETG-Channel 9  (Southwest AR)
  • KETZ-Channel 12 (Southeast AR)