PBS Utah, licensed to The University of Utah, is the sole PBS station for the state, providing viewers with access to quality educational, arts, and entertainment programs 24 hours a day, on four broadcast channels and online. PBS Utah airs national PBS programming in addition to award-winning, locally produced documentaries and series. Recognized as one of the leading public television stations in the country, PBS Utah is committed to serving the Utah community through diverse local productions, K-12 educational programs, and community engagement. PBS Utah works to provide the people of Utah and surrounding areas with relevant programming and services while upholding core values of integrity, fairness, independence, education, and innovation.
PBS Utah provides four digital channels: PBS Utah HD, WORLD Channel, PBS KIDS 24/7, and Create. PBS Utah HD (7.1 or Comcast 658) offers the full PBS schedule in addition to a weekday block of PBS KIDS programming. WORLD Channel (7.2 or Comcast 390) offers PBS documentaries, public affairs programs, and more. PBS KIDS 24/7 (7.3 or Comcast 391) offers trusted PBS KIDS programming at all hours of the day. Create (7.4 or Comcast 393) offers how-to, travel, cooking programs, and more.
- Storyteller role: We provide a local perspective and a needed platform to the people of Utah. We tell stories that are informative, thorough, and compassionate, that broaden perceptions and find common ground.
- Quality content: Our programming is a window into the world around us — offering insight into the news, a deeper look into nature and culture, historical perspective and local values.
- Scope of services: We meet viewers where they are, offering programs and services through traditional television, online, on mobile & connected TV devices, in the classroom, and in the community.
PBS Utah signed on the air under call letters KUED on January 9, 1958. The station is a 501(c)(3) non-profit institution licensed to The University of Utah.
Mission, Vision, and Values Statements
PBS Utah aims to deliver trusted, quality programming that entertains, enriches, and informs viewers of all ages, in urban and rural areas, on-air, online, and in the community.
PBS Utah strives to be a strong community resource that is trusted, valued, and essential.
Independence: We are dedicated to our viewers, not beholden to corporate interests or political entities.
Fairness: We give voice to a diversity of perspectives to strengthen the social, democratic, and cultural health of Utah.
Integrity: We adhere to a strong code of ethics in the creation of our programs and in our interaction with viewers, online users, co-workers, and supporters. We follow the principles of honesty and respect.
Education: We promote lifelong learning, an engaged and informed populace, and a safe place for every child to grow and learn.
Innovation: We keep up with the trends in television, meeting viewers where they are, across broadcast, online, mobile, connected TV devices, and more.