I received this email today from IPTV.
Iowa Public Television Presents State’s Only High-Definition Live Local Broadcast
IPTV Kicks Off Local Digital Programming with Live Coverage of the Iowa State Fair Parade
(Johnston, Iowa) – Iowa Public Television, Iowa’s only statewide television network, will begin full-time digital broadcasting to homes in the Des Moines, Sioux City, and Cedar Rapids/Waterloo areas with live, high-definition coverage of the Iowa State Fair parade Wednesday, August 11 at 6:30 p.m. Iowa Public Television is the only network in the state to broadcast live, local digital television.
The network, already a leader in digital television broadcasting in the state, will showcase locally-produced programming on IPTV-Digital for the duration of the Fair, and will continue broadcasting digitally in these markets. IPTV-Digital will become available statewide in the coming months.
A digitized version of IPTV’s analog signal, as well as high-definition IPTV and PBS programming, will be available to viewers with the proper digital television equipment. IPTV-Digital can also be seen in many area retail stores, and in the Iowa Public Television booth in the Varied Industries Building at the Iowa State Fair.
“We are proud to provide Iowans with the state’s only high-definition live local broadcast,” said Daniel K. Miller, executive director and general manager for Iowa Public Television. “We see our role in the digital environment as unique. Iowa Public Television will use this technology to showcase Iowa as it’s never been seen on television before. Digital television provides IPTV with an important opportunity to expand our mission to educate, inform, enrich, and inspire Iowans with our programming and services.”
Beginning August 11 at 6:30 p.m., IPTV-Digital will be broadcast full-time to the converted transmitters in Des Moines, Sioux City, and Waterloo/Cedar Rapids.
For more information about IPTV’s digital programming, please contact Jennifer Glover Konfrst at 515-242-3146.