PROGRAMMING UPDATE: Our 2024 Spring TV Pledge Drive will replace some of the regularly scheduled programming from 2/24 through 3/10.

Our regular PBS schedule will return on 3/11/2024.

TV 8 Schedules

WORLD UPDATE: We are currently experiencing a technical issue that is impacting our ability to share WORLD channel at this time. This programming disruption is temporary, and we fully expect WORLD to return on a new channel position (HD broadcast channel 8.6) in the near future. We regret any inconvenience this may have caused and invite you to visit to stay up to date on your favorite WORLD programs.

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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 Regents. The 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.


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TV 8 Program Services

Broadcast Channel 8.1 KUHT HD is our primary channel featuring all your favorite PBS programs in High Definition, including children’s programming six days a week. PBS member stations are America’s largest classroom, the nation's largest stage for the arts and a trusted window to the world.

  • Comcast: Channel 8 (SD) & 608 (HD)
  • AT&T: Channel 1008
  • Dish Network: Channel 6395
  • DirecTV: Channel 8.1

Broadcast Channel 8.2 KUHT2 carries the PBS CREATE channel, featuring the best in How-To programs, Cooking, Crafting, Gardening, Travel and more!

  • Comcast: Channel 323, 1150

Broadcast Channel 8.3 is broadcasting children’s programming from PBS Kids. PBS KIDS is committed to making a positive impact on the lives of children through curriculum-based entertainment. PBS KIDS leverages the full spectrum of media and technology to build knowledge, critical thinking, imagination and curiosity.

  • Comcast: Channel 324, 1151

Broadcast Channel 8.4 is broadcasting the NHK World Japan, the international service of Japan's public media organization. It provides primarily English language programming with the latest information on Japan and Asia through television, radio and online to a global audience. Hourly updates from NHK Newsline, entertainment, educational and on-demand programming are available 24 hours a day.

  • Comcast: Channel 304, 1152

Broadcast Channel 8.5 is broadcasting Sight Into Sound (formerly Taping for the Blind). Sight into Sound is an independent non-profit organization with a mission to Turn Sight into Sound, enriching the lives of individuals with visual, physical and learning disabilities. The full schedule is available here.


Broadcast Channel 8.6 will broadcast the PBS WORLD channel. Devoted to telling stories that humanize complex issues, WORLD shares the best of public media in news, documentaries, and fact-based informational programming that helps us understand conflicts, movements and cultures that may be distinct from your own.