Alliance Extends At-Home Learning Opportunities to Northeast NC Cable Customers

In its continued response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the need to expedite vital information to North Carolinians, UNC-TV Public Media North Carolina announced today that Mediacom Communications, the nation's fifth largest cable operator, is now carrying UNC-TV's three subchannels—Rootle 24/7 PBS KIDS Channel, the Explorer Channel and North Carolina Channel—to extend and enhance the public television network's educational reach throughout the state during this unprecedented time.

UNC-TV's North Carolina Channel and its Rootle 24/7 PBS KIDS Channel provide curriculum-vetted programs to supplement schools' at-home learning opportunities. Besides Rootle's regular award-winning children's programs, the flagship UNC-TV PBS & More channel also provides programs for younger children through third grade. In addition, the North Carolina Channel offers at-home learning programs for students in grades fourth through eight in the mornings and nine through twelve during afternoons. More information about this programming is available at

While the network’s UNC-TV PBS & More channel remains on Mediacom channel 2, its subchannels, which Mediacom started carrying on April 30, are:

·         Rootle 24/7 PBS KIDS Channel—117

·         Explorer Channel—118

·         North Carolina Channel—119

UNC-TV is in talks with other cable and satellite providers to deliver these educational  resources to their customers in our state.