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 8.3 (Comcast 324**) V-Me is a 24/7 Spanish language, non-commercial public television service designed to reflect public television’s mission. Channel 8.4 is an audio only service that offers visually impaired members of our community the Sight Into Sound reading service. *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