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Find out what WNED PBS means to viewers, and about its role as a public service.

Buffalo Toronto Public Media operates public television stations WNED PBS, WNED Create and WNED PBS KIDS for viewers in Western New York and Southern Ontario.


WNED PBS 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.

WNED PBS invites you to experience the worlds of science, history, nature and public affairs; to hear diverse viewpoints; and to take front row seats to world-class drama and performances.

As a leading producer of single-topic documentaries, our national and regional productions have been seen by millions of people across the continent, stimulating cultural and heritage tourism to the Buffalo/Niagara/Toronto region.


WNED thinkbright Create

WNED Create is a round-the-clock lifestyle channel committed to lifelong learning through how-to programming. WNED Create is a one-stop resource providing viewers with ideas and inspiration to enrich lives, pursue hobbies and make the most of leisure time with its popular collection of do-it-yourself, how-to, cooking, travel, home improvement, gardening, and arts & crafts programming.

On weekends, viewers enjoy special themed or hosted marathons and seasonal program events, which air three times and feature 12 hand-picked episodes. This unique rotation gives viewers the opportunity to discover their favorite programs – and new ones – throughout the day, commercial free, every day of the week.

From culinary enthusiasts to armchair travelers, home-improvement buffs and budding artists alike, this channel provides something for every taste!


WNED PBS KIDS brings you your favorite PBS KIDS shows 24 hours a day on an additional television channel as well as a live stream on digital platforms, making it easy for children to watch their favorite series during primetime and other after-school hours when viewing among families is high. This new service expands the reach and impact that Buffalo Toronto Public Media already has in our community, where we provide essential services for families.

The live stream experience also offers an integrated games feature, enabling children to toggle between a WNED PBS KIDS show and an activity that extends learning. Additionally, the channel features “PBS KIDS Family Night” with movie specials or themed programming every Friday from 7 to 9pm.

PBS KIDS all day, every day on WNED!

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WNED Create

WNED Create brings you cooking, travel, home improvement, gardening, arts & crafts and more all on one channel.


WNED PBS KIDS Channel-Available Now

The 24/7 WNED PBS KIDS channel is on-air and online! Featuring all of the high-quality commercial-free educational shows parents, families and caretakers have relied on for decades, the new channel is available for free on-air and online anytime.

September 15 - October 15 

BTPM Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month!

As part of our commitment to celebrate the diversity of America all year long, Buffalo Toronto Public Media offers documentaries, specials, stories, features and resources To celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month WNED PBS pays tribute to the generations of Hispanic Americans who have enriched American society and culture with programs airing on WNED PBS and streaming online. Throughout Hispanic Heritage Month, WNED Classical will showcase the work and the stories of Hispanic and Latino Americans who have helped make music what it is today.  We look forward to sharing it all with you in September and October.

Kleinhans' Gift to Buffalo | Stream Now

Kleinhans' Gift To Buffalo 

The story of how a generous gift from Ed and Mary Kleinhans, whose love of music, Buffalo, and each other, led to the building of a world-class concert hall. Hear from historians, musicians, and community members about their connections to the building and learn about how this concert hall and civic auditorium has become a community asset where family is celebrated and memories are made. 

Holiday Programs

Canada Files | Sundays at 6pm

So many Canadians have made, and are making, their mark on the world stage in every sector of daily life. And while their names may be known to millions, their Canadian heritage may not. It's time for Canadians, Americans, and the world to understand what makes successful Canadians the people they've become, and what their success means to all of us. Canada Files is a weekly, half-hour interview program hosted by veteran Toronto broadcaster Jim Deeks.

Compact Science

Compact Science is an engaging new YouTube series from WNED PBS and the Buffalo Museum of Science that explores the wonders of science. We investigate the geology of Niagara Falls, discover the chemistry at work in sponge candy, learn how density is the key to lake-effect snow, and more. If you’re curious about the world around you, there’s a lot to explore and Compact Science will be your guide. 

TrailBlazers | A Century of Extraordinary Women | WNED PBS

A Celebration of Trailblazing Women

Join WNED PBS’s summer-long celebration of women trailblazers in honor of the women’s vote centennial, featuring multi-platform content.

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Download Our Apps

Enjoy the WNED PBS, WNED Classical, WBFO, and WBFO The Bridge, apps, now available on Apple and Android smart phones and tablets! The BTPM apps have everything you love most about our  stations. Features include live streaming, local and national news coverage, the ability to search playlists easily for your favorite pieces of  music , video on demand, and much more. Fan of all our stations? Each app flips seamlessly to our other services. Our apps give you the very best public media has to offer. Download them for free to your smart phone and tablet in the iTunes or Google Play store today!



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