APT Announces Free Livestreaming

Alabama Public Television is now streaming its APT main channel, WORLD channel, and PBS KIDS! live and free of charge to all Alabamians.

AUGUST 27, 2020

Alabama Public Television is now streaming its APT main channel, WORLD channel, and PBS KIDS! live and free of charge to all Alabamians online at aptv.org/watch. The livestream of APT’s channels comes as a part of continued efforts to better serve Alabama students learning at home and their families during the COVID pandemic.

“We’re excited to offer this new way to watch Alabama Public Television’s broadcasts” said Phil Hutcheson, Interim Executive Director of the state network. “A lot of viewers watch PBS and APT programs online, but now they can see our actual broadcasts in real time on their computers, tablets or even their phones.”

Hutcheson emphasized the importance of APT’s broadcasts for the many students in Alabama that do not have reliable access to computers or the internet. Three of the network’s four broadcast channels have time dedicated to educational programming to support schools a

“With the new livestream of our channels online, we understand and recognize the importance of providing equal access to high-quality educational programs and resources to all Alabamians, no matter what,” said Hutcheson.

APT’s nine antennas are positioned throughout the state to provide equal access to APT’s educational content for all Alabamians. Outdoor antennas mounted 30 feet high are recommended for receiving digital broadcasts, but many viewers are successful using smaller indoor antennas.  The transmitters are:

Alabama Public Television's transmitters 

  • WAIQ, Channel 26 in Montgomery
  •  WBIQ, Channel 10 in Birmingham
  • WCIQ, Channel 7 at Mt. Cheaha
  •  WDIQ, Channel 2 in Dozier
  • WEIQ, Channel 42 in Mobile
  • WFIQ, Channel 36 in Florence
  • WGIQ, Channel 43 in Louisville/Texasville
  • WHIQ, Channel 25 in Huntsville
  • WIIQ, Channel 41 in Demopolis


With the 2020-2021 school year underway, APT will continue to provide educational programming blocks on its channels. Broadcast programming for pre-K through fifth grade students will be offered daily on APT’s main channel and on PBS KIDS! A five-hour learning block designed for students in grades 6-12 will be available from 11 AM-4 PM Monday through Friday on APT’s WORLD channel. This block includes content in social studies, science/engineering and English Language Arts.

The learning doesn’t stop when the program ends. APT’s website, Learn at Home with Alabama Public Television, offers a variety of activities, downloadable materials, and digital resources that have been specifically curated to pair with our broadcast schedules, including resources aligned with the Alabama State Department of Education standards. These resources and many more are just a click away from the livestream.

 Learn something new every day at www.aptv.org.

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