WASHINGTON, DC- AUSTIN, MN- The independent non-commercial channel bringing 'Programming for Globally-Minded People' to US audiences increases its national distribution with the addition of KSMQ of Austin-Rochester, MN as its 17th affiliate on December 19.
KMSQ Public Service Media, Inc. reaches over 655,000 viewers (over 160,000 households) living in Austin, Albert Lea, Rochester, Mason City, Mankato, Faribault, Winona, Owatonna and surrounding areas of southern Minnesota and northern Iowa.
As the only locally-owned broadcast station in the area, KSMQ is dedicated to delivering unmatched national programming that enriches, educates and entertains diverse viewers. KSMQ focuses on moving 'a step beyond' to provide superior localized educational programming and resources for local families, children and educators, as well as spotlighting the unique fabric of the region through locally produced series and specials.
For those reasons, Frederick Thomas, CEO of MHz Networks says KSMQ is a perfect fit as a MHz Worldview affiliate. "KSMQ adds another dynamic to the national distribution of MHz Worldview, but also as an affiliate in the Midwest. With its dedication to diversity and mission statement of, 'Beyond Television, Infinite Possibilities,' KSMQ fully supports the MHz Networks ideology of global smarts."
MHz Worldview serves as a liason in bringing programming and understanding from around the world with direct from the source news, entertainment, music, documentaries sports and more, all in English. It can be seen on KSMQ-DT as 15.2. This new channel joins the other digital broadcasts of KSMQ Digital (15.1); KSMQ Create (15.3), and KSMQ Minnesota Channel (15.4).
KSMQ digital broadcasts are available to viewers with a digital television or digital converter box or to subscribers of digital cable or satellite. As of February 17, 2009 all television stations in the United States will only be broadcasting a digital signal.
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