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How to Watch PBS Reno

Cable or Satellite
PBS Reno is available for cable and satellite service subscribers in northern Nevada and northeastern California. Channels may differ depending on where you live, so check your local cable provider for more information.

Channel listings for the Reno/Sparks area:

  • Charter Communications — Channel 5 and 785
  • DirecTV — Channel 5
  • VCR — Channel 5
  • USA Media — Channel 15
  • Dish Network — Channel 9006

For additional channel information, review a list of PBS Reno's translators.

Over-the-Air Antenna or Receiver
PBS Reno broadcasts three digital channels over the airwaves: PBS Reno, Reno Create and PBS KIDS Reno, which can be found at 5.1, 5.2 and 5.3 throughout northern Nevada and northeastern California.

If you’re unable to receive PBS Reno over the air, try moving your antenna or receiver closer to a window. If that doesn’t work, try re-scanning your television or receiver. Additional information about PBS Reno is provided on our Broadcast Notices page.

To re-scan:

  • Press the menu button on your remote.
  • In your TV’s menu, select channel setup (or a similar option)Select antenna or tuner
  • Start a new scan.

Every TV is different, so if what you see on your screen does not match the steps above, please refer to your TV’s product manual. Information from some of the top television manufactures is found below:

PBS Reno and PBS programs are available on-demand at Many programs are available for free while others require a PBS Reno Passport member benefit, which begins at $5 a month and helps support your local public television station, PBS Reno.


Closed Captioning Services
Closed Captioning services are available on our PBS Reno, PBS KIDS Reno and Create channels. If you have questions about or problems using our captioning services, learn more HERE.

Mobile Apps
Download these FREE apps and watch your favorite PBS Reno content on the go, or at home with certain smart televisions and digital media players.

PBS Video 
Enjoy the best of PBS Reno and PBS content any time you want—from WILD NEVADA and ARTEFFECTS to NOVA and FRONTLINE.


Keep your kids engaged with high-quality children’s programming from PBS. Tune in to your child’s favorite show or watch PBS KIDS Reno 24/7 channel live.