WNET Partners with FNX to Showcase Native American and World Indigenous Content
WNDT and WMBQ are the first channels in the New York metro area to air First Nations Experience programming
(NEW YORK – March 2, 2020) WNET, parent company of New York’s public television stations THIRTEEN and WLIW21 and operator of NJTV, has announced the launch of First Nations Experience (FNX) on WNET stations WNDT and WMBQ. With this launch, WNET’s stations become the first channels in the New York metro area to offer a new lineup of content from national broadcast television network FNX, which features Native American and World Indigenous content. Selected local news programming, including MetroFocus and NJTV News with Mary Alice Williams. is also now available on these over-the-air channels. WNDT broadcasts on channel 14.1 in high definition and WMBQ broadcasts on channel 46.1 in standard definition. Visit thirteen.org for the program schedules.
“WNET is honored to be able to provide content of this caliber to our audiences,” said Susie Hernandez, Senior Director, Programming for WNET. “We are always looking for new offerings that spark the curiosity of our diverse community. And I am certain that the FNX lineup will deliver.”
“The partnership between FNX and WNET is very exciting, and we look forward to welcoming more stations to the FNX family in the near future,” said Acting Director of FNX, Sipel Taha. “The representation of Native and Indigenous populations across the nation is an important one and we are grateful that WNET is helping increase visibility of FNX and educating and informing the general public.”
Through Native-produced and themed documentaries, dramatic series, nature, cooking, gardening, children’s and arts programming, FNX strives to accurately illustrate the lives and cultures of Native people around the world. The stations previously aired content from MHz Worldview, which ceased broadcasting February 29.
WNET is America’s flagship PBS station, parent company of New York’s THIRTEEN and WLIW21 and operator of NJTV, the statewide public media network in New Jersey.
WNET is America’s flagship PBS station: parent company of New York’s THIRTEEN and WLIW21 and operator of NJTV, the statewide public media network in New Jersey. Through its new ALL ARTS multi-platform initiative, its broadcast channels, three cable services (THIRTEEN PBSKids, Create and World) and online streaming sites, WNET brings quality arts, education and public affairs programming to more than five million viewers each month. WNET produces and presents a wide range of acclaimed PBS series, including Nature, Great Performances, American Masters, PBS NewsHour Weekend, and the nightly interview program Amanpour and Company. In addition, WNET produces numerous documentaries, children’s programs, and local news and cultural offerings, as well as multi-platform initiatives addressing poverty and climate. Through THIRTEEN Passport and WLIW Passport, station members can stream new and archival THIRTEEN, WLIW and PBS programming anytime, anywhere.
Created as a shared vision between founding partners, the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians and the San Bernardino Community College District, FNX is owned by and originates from the studios of KVCR-PBS San Bernardino, California. FNX began terrestrial broadcast in the Los Angeles area on September 25, 2011 and went national on November 1, 2014 via the Public Television Interconnect System, making the network available to PBS affiliates, community and tribal stations, and cable television service providers across the country. With the addition of WNDT and WMBQ, FNX is carried by 24 affiliate stations broadcasting into 14 states from Alaska to New York and has a potential viewing audience of more than 46 million people across the United States.