MPTV Channel Realignment
Effective September 1st

This change does not affect viewers with cable or satellite. Viewers with converter boxes or digital televisions will need to rescan. Please refer to your owner’s manual for instructions.

To better serve viewers, Milwaukee Public Television is reorganizing its channel lineup. MPTV channels will not be dropped, simply moved.

Since the transition to all-digital television last year, some viewers have experienced difficulty receiving MPTV 10.1.

Milwaukee Public Television will have a new channel line-up starting Wednesday, September 1, 2010. Instructions on how to find our new channels for over-the-air (OTA) viewers.


MPTV 10.1 is the only full-power Milwaukee TV station broadcasting in the VHF (Very High Frequency) range of 30-300 megahertz. All other full-power Milwaukee stations, including MPTV 36.1 operate in the UHF, or Ultra High Frequency, band.

Viewers without a combined UHF/VHF antenna, properly installed and placed, generally have trouble receiving MPTV 10.1.

With the changes below, viewers having trouble receiving MPTV 10.1, will now be able to watch all their favorite MPTV 10.1 broadcasts, simulcast on MPTV 36.2.

Currently Beginning September 1
10.1 MPTV HD 10.1 MPTV HD
36.1 MPTV Digital 10.2 MPTV World
36.2 MPTV Vme 10.3 MPTV V-me
36.3 MPTV World 10.4 MPTV Weather
36.4 MPTV Create 36.1 MPTV-36
36.5 MPTV Classical 36.2 MPTV-10 (simulcast; not HD)
36.6 MPTV Jazz 36.3 MPTV Create
36.7 MPTV Weather 36.4 MPTV Classical
36.8 MPTV Traffic 36.5 MPTV Jazz
  36.6 MPTV Traffic

Programs on MPTV 10.1 will be delivered in high definition (HD); MPTV 36.2 will be standard definition (SD).

In early 2011, MPTV 36.1 will upgrade to a High Definition signal. With these changes, we are also able to free up the additional “space” by moving a few of our multicast channels to the MPTV 10-tier.

Call MPTV Viewer Services at 414-297-7520, or check out for more information. Those with specific questions about antenna recommendations or antenna placement are advised to speak with Kevin Kukowski, MPTV’s Manager of Engineering Operations, at 414-297-7576.

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