DIRECTV Viewers from Columbus Can Now Receive WOUB-TV

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Subscribers of DIRECTV in the Columbus market can now receive PBS affiliate WOUB-TV from Ohio University in Athens, Ohio thanks to a reclassification in the DMA (designated market area) in which WOUB-TV moved from Huntington/Charleston to the Columbus market.

The decision to move WOUB-TV to the Columbus market was made by Nielsen Media Research and allows satellite viewers in central and northern Ohio to get the WOUB-TV signal, for which they had not previously had access.

The change in markets took WOUB-TV out of a market that currently offers two other public media stations to a market that had only offered one.

Chief Operations Officer Mark Brewer believes it benefits many viewers, including the large Ohio University alumni population in central Ohio.

“Viewers get some additional regional news content with our student-produced news show Newswatch, and have access to our sports show Bobcat Sports Showcase, which covers OU varsity sports,” said Brewer.

DIRECTV viewers can find WOUB on channel 20.

Viewers can find program content schedules at https://woub.org/watch/full-schedule

WOUB has been available in the Columbus market for subscribers of Dish Network since May of 2015.