WNED-TV consistently ranks among the most-watched U.S. public television stations in prime time. Our popular line-up draws from PBS and various other sources, including the BBC and American Public Television. As a leading producer of single-topic documentaries, our national and regional broadcasts have been seen by millions of people across the continent, stimulating cultural and heritage tourism to the Buffalo/Niagara/Toronto region.
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ThinkBright and Well/WORLD TV continues its commitment to quality health and wellness programming. Also in the mix are outstanding news and information shows as well as independent films with a global perspective.
WBFO-FM 88.7 has the largest radio newsroom staff in the Buffalo/Niagara region. In addition to extensive local and regional journalism, WBFO also features the best of public radio from NPR, PRI, the BBC and American Public Media.
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For more than 50 years, viewers have turned to member-supported WNED as a powerful and trusted resource.
The support and dedication WNED has received from our Southern Ontario viewers has enabled the station to enrich countless lives through the quality and impact of public television. Read More.
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Horizons PlazaP.O. Box 1263Buffalo, New York 14240-1263Phone: 716.845.7000 Fax: 716.845.7036
WNED Canada477 Richmond Street West - Suite 602Toronto, ON M5V 3E7 Phone: (Membership) 1.800.678.1873(Underwriting) 416.363.3444Fax: 416.363.1033
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WNED | WBFO Horizons Plaza P.O. Box 1263 Buffalo, New York 14240-1263
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WNED | WBFO OFFICERS
Donald K. BoswellPresident and CEO
Sylvia BennettSenior Vice President, Development and Corporate Communications
Ron SantoraVice President, Broadcasting/Station Manager
David C. RottermanVice President, Television Production
Nancy HammondVice President, Finance and CFO
Gordon BaylissVice President, Sales & Marketing
John Craig, Ph.DVice President, Education and Outreach
Joseph PumaVice President, Engineering & Technology
WNYPBA BOARD OF TRUSTEES
William G. Gisel, Jr.
Robert M. Greene, Esq.
Kevin T. Keane
Mary Ann Lauricella
Dennis M. Penman
Sue M. Wardynski
Chair: Brian Keating
Vice Chair: Karen Arrison
Secretary: Timothy W. Hoover
Treasurer: Michael Winter
Donald K. Boswell
Stephen C. Dunnett, Ph.D.
Phillip L. Glick, M.D.
Timothy W. Hoover
Brian E. Keating
Tae K. Kim
Britta L. McKenna
Theresa E. Quinn
David O’Rourke, Ph.D.
Michael A. Rivera
Mary Rech Rockwell
WNED | WBFO ADMINISTRATION
Bree Bishop BoveSenior Director of Membership
Sharon CongelliDirector of Human Resources
Eileen Koteras ElibolArt Director
Megan WagnerDirector of Corporate Communications
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Our mission is to advance education through the production, distribution and promotion of non-commercial television programs, films and other communications that are educational in nature.
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From HD studio and field production to high end, non-linear editing, DVD authoring and webcasting, we have the facilities, personnel and equipment to help you achieve your production goals.
Any requests for information on rates and availability should be directed to Phil Teibel, Production and Facilities Manager.e-mail
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The WNED-TV production center is located in downtown Buffalo, in close proximity to I-190. For our out of town clients, we are only 20 minutes from the Buffalo-Niagara International Airport, five minutes from the Peace Bridge to Canada and directly across the street from one of Buffalo’s premier hotels.
WNED-TV’s broadcast center is home to one of the largest studios in our three-state area (outside of NYC) and is approved as a qualified film production facility by the state of New York. Certain productions may be eligible for tax credits. Check here http://www.nylovesfilm.com/tax.asp for more information.
Studio One’s 21-foot grid height and 7,000 square feet of space make it possible to handle productions with large scale sets and/or studio audiences. It has been home to The Mark Russell Comedy Specials for PBS and the New York senatorial debate for MSNBC, as well as numerous rental clients for the production of commercials, satellite media tours, webcasts, infomercials and network news programs. We are fully HD capable with a Ross Vision Quattro (four M/E) switcher, Chyron HyperX2 HD graphics and five Sony HDC-1400 cameras, including three with Autoscript teleprompter units. Our video control room has been upgraded with a new monitor wall and a user-friendly three-tier layout.
WNED-TV has carved a reputation as a major supplier of high-definition (HD), field-produced documentaries for the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), which has seen our programs viewed in millions of homes across North America. National HD productions have included "The War of 1812," "Underground Railroad: The William Still Story," "Chautauqua: An American Narrative," "The Adirondacks," "Frank Lloyd Wright’s Buffalo" and "Elbert Hubbard: An American Original."
Our inventory of field production gear includes four HD cameras: Panasonic’s HPX-2700 (P2) and HDX-900P (DVC PRO); Sony HVR-Z7U and the GoPro Hero3 Black. WNED-TV has access to the most talented DPs, videographers and sound recordists in the area.
WNED-TV offers the finest in Avid based HD non-linear editing. Both of our suites have HPZ400 work stations featuring Nitris DX with AVC-Intra; Media Composer v.7 with Symphony option; Adobe Production Master Collection CS5; Sorenson Squeeze 8.5 Pro along with the capability to work in the P2, Sony XD Cam or Red environments/workflows. Let our talented, award-winning editors help you conceive and realize your production vision.
Below is a partial listing of the cable and satellite systems that carry WNED and our sister stations across the region. If you notice any omissions or inaccurate information, please let us know and we'll post the update. Important note: Always check your local listing service, electronic program guide or service provider for the most up-to-date and accurate cable channel information.
WESTERN NEW YORK
WNED-DT over-the-air 17.1
Time-Warner Cable: Erie, Niagara- 3, 1221
Time-Warner Cable: Genesee, Wyoming, Monroe, Livingston, Orleans – 3, 1222
Time-WarnerCable: Jamestown – 9, 1221
Verizon FiOS – 17, 517
DirecTV - 17
Dish Network - 17
Comcast Cable: Northwest PA – 13, 813
Atlantic Broadband: Salamanca – 3, 703
WNED-DT over-the-air 17.2
Time-Warner Cable: Erie – 21, 1275
Time-Warner Cable: Niagara - 1275
Time-Warner Cable: Genesee, Wyoming, Monroe, Livingston, Orleans - 1277
Time-Warner Cable: Dunkirk & Silver creek – 19, 1275
Time-Warner Cable: Fredonia - 17, 1275
Verizon FiOS - 472
Comcast Cable: Northwest PA – 243
WNED-DT over-the-air 17.1
Rogers Cable - 15, 61, 161, 525
Cogeco Cable -19 (Hamilton), other channels depending on location
Shaw Cable (various channels, depending on location)
Shaw Direct Satellite - 388
Bell FIBE TV – 284, 1284
ThinkBright and Well / World WNED-DT over-the-air (only) channel 17.2
IMPORTANT NOTE: Cable channel numbers vary and change frequently – viewers should check their program guides for the most up-to-date channel designations in their area.
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Buffalo, New York
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Buffalo, New York
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