Window To The World Communications (WWCI), Inc., parent organization of WTTW and now also of WYCC, is pleased to announce that as of 5:00 am today, Monday, April 23, 2018, WYCC is broadcasting the international news and entertainment service MHz Worldview. Over-the-air viewers can find WYCC MHz Worldview on channel 20.1 by rescanning available channels on their televisions. The channel will also be available on Comcast channel 372 and RCN channel 57. More information is available at wttw.com/wycc.
“In addition to WTTW’s multichannel television and digital offerings, we are excited that we can return MHz Worldview programming to Chicago,” WTTW Chief Operating Officer Reese Marcusson said. “Public media content is more vital now than ever, and MHz Worldview brings quality news, mystery, and drama programming from around the world literally into view here in our community.”
As a result of WYCC’s participation in the Federal Communications Commission incentive auction for broadcast spectrum sale, WYCC temporarily ceased broadcast operations on channel 20 on November 27, 2017. With FCC approval, the WYCC license was transferred by the Board of Trustees for City Colleges of Chicago to WTTW.
Window To The World Communications, Inc. is the parent organization of WTTW and WFMT. WTTW is the PBS member station in Chicago, committed to creating and presenting unique media content across distinct television and digital channels – WTTW11, WTTW Prime, WTTW Create/WTTW World, WTTW PBS Kids 24/7, wttw.com and the PBS/WTTW video app. Recognized for award-winning journalism and local productions such as Chicago Tonight, Chicago River Tour, Check, Please!, digital-first series Urban Nature and Foodphiles and national productions 10 That Changed America and Nature Cat, WTTW presents the very best in public affairs, arts and culture, nature and science, history and documentary, and children’s public media content. WFMT is one of the country’s most respected classical music radio services, showcasing the finest music programming and live performances, including Live from WFMT and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Series, across broadcast and digital platforms via 98.7FM, wfmt.com and the WFMT app. The WFMT Radio Network is a leading creator and distributor of audio arts and culture programs, including Exploring Music with McGlaughlin and the Beethoven Network, made available to radio stations and other content platforms around the world.