Houston Public Media is now offering PBS Kids programming 24 hours a day, seven days a week on TV 8.3. Houston Public Media is excited to provide high quality educational programs to families when it’s convenient for them.  To stay up to date on the latest PBS Kids information, like us on the Houston Public Media Kids Facebook page.

About TV 8

The nation’s first educational television station, TV 8 is public television for Houston, featuring quality programs about culture, arts, science, news, national/world affairs, and outstanding children’s programming. Support comes primarily through the generous contributions of listeners with additional money from grants, special events and the local business community. KUHT TV 8 is licensed to the University of Houston System governed by the UH Board of RegentsThe Houston Public Media Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)3 support organization which serves to secure the financial future of Houston Public Broadcasting and to cultivate and engage community resources to support its mission.  

TV 8 Program Services

Channel 8.1 (Comcast 8 & 608) KUHT HD is our primary channel featuring all your favorite PBS programs in High Definition, including children’s programming six days a week.

Channel 8.2 (Comcast 323*) KUHT2 carries additional PBS programming, with children’s programming on Sundays, as well as the CREATE program service featuring How-Tos, Cooking, Crafts and more! *Channel 8.2 is currently not available on AT&T U-verse, DirecTV or the Dish Network. Contact your service provider for more information on when they will be adding this additional digital program service. **Vme can also be found on these providers:

  • Channel 440 on DirecTV
  • Channel 846 on DISH Network
  • Channel 3015 on AT&T U-verse

Channel 8.3 is broadcasting children’s programming from PBS Kids.

Channel 8.4 is currently a simulcast of the Sight Into Sound reading service on TV 8.5, but will transition to our World channel on July 10th.

Channel 8.5 is an audio only service that offers visually impaired members of our community the Sight Into Sound reading service.

Channel 8.6 is a simulcast of HPM News, KUHF 88.7FM HD-1.

Channel 8.7 is a simulcast of HPM Classical, KUHF 88.7FM HD-2.

Channel 8.8 is a simulcast of HPM Mixtape, KUHF 88.7FM HD-3.