Pacific Time Zone Viewers Will See Schedule Change on June 1

Beginning Monday, June 1, viewers in the Pacific time zone will see a one-hour shift in the broadcast schedule on our PLUS, WORLD, CREATE and PBS KIDS channels. Programs that currently broadcast at 7 p.m. on these four channels, for example, will begin broadcasting one hour later at 8 p.m. beginning June 1.

Programs on our main IDAHO channel, which made the one-hour time shift several years ago, will not be affected by the current change.

This change allows us to broadcast programs across all five of our channels at a consistent time throughout Idaho. It also allows us to simplify our online and print broadcast schedules — eliminating the confusion caused by our current split time designations (5 p.m. Mountain/4 p.m. Pacific, etc.).

Live events such as the governor’s press conferences, presidential State of the Union addresses, emergency broadcasts, etc. will continue to be broadcast in real time across both time zones.

14 thoughts on “Pacific Time Zone Viewers Will See Schedule Change on June 1

  1. Bruce says:

    It looks to like a ploy to decrease the viewership of DemocracyNow. Working people could watch the show before work when it was on a 7:00 AM. Now, here in North Idaho, people have to go to work/school and can’t watch the award winning broadcast. It looks to me like Idaho conservatives have found a way to influence your schedule to their benefit. Shame on you.

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  2. Virginia Murphy says:

    Very unhappy with this new format. I used to be able to see all channels at once. Please go back to the old format.

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  3. Bonnie Smith says:

    This new format is very confusing, now I can’t look ahead to see what is on. Please help me understand the changes!!!

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  4. Anne says:

    Please return the grid – turning the phone horizontally does not display all the channels at once. Selecting each channel one by one is inconvenient. What was the reason for changing into less user friendly version?

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  5. NF says:

    I miss being able to see the schedule in its entirety. The new schedule is hard to navigate and doesn’t give a clear picture of what’s on now.

    Also, why did Pacific Time zone have to change to mountain mountain time vs Mountain Time going to Pacific? Pacific Time is obviously the more dominant time zone with television being aired on Eastern or Pacific Time. I feel like my whole day is delayed an hour waiting for Democracy NOW! I guess I can start viewing my shows online…

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    1. Greg Likins, Idaho Public Television says:

      Thank you for reaching out to us, NF. The new schedule format should have the same basic look and feel as the old one, except that the new guide uses larger text so it’s easier to read. If you’re viewing it on a phone or tablet, it may reduce you view to one channel at a time — in that case, turn your device and view horizontally to see all five channels again.

      The new layout is provided to us by PBS, so we’re limited in what changes we can make to it. However, we are reporting all user feedback to them so they can improve it.

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    2. Ellen Wothe says:

      This new format is absolutely TERRIBLE. Please get the old schedule back. Why did someone with to much time on their hand change it. Where is the MOUNTAIN TIME ZONE.

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  6. Lori says:

    Well, I’m not a fan of the new schedule format. I used to see what was on at each time slot- current & future. All 4 channels at once . This new version is much too cumberson. Please, please go back to the old version. (yesterday’s!)

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    1. Greg Likins, Idaho Public Television says:

      Thank you for reaching out to us, Lori. The new schedule format should have the same basic look and feel as the old one, except that the new guide uses larger text so it’s easier to read. If you’re viewing it on a phone or tablet, it may reduce you view to one channel at a time — in that case, turn your device and view horizontally to see all five channels again.

      The new layout is provided to us by PBS, so we’re limited in what changes we can make to it. However, we are reporting all user feedback to them so they can improve it.

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  7. Bruce Anderson says:

    YUK! Saw it all on one screen before. Now so broken up and laborious to figure what’s on when? What genious devised this off-putting scheme. Was thinking of donating again. Forget it!

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    1. Greg Likins, Idaho Public Television says:

      Thank you for reaching out to us, Bruce. The new schedule format should have the same basic look and feel as the old one, except that the new guide uses larger text so it’s easier to read. If you’re viewing it on a phone or tablet, it may reduce you view to one channel at a time — in that case, turn your device and view horizontally to see all five channels again.

      The new layout is provided to us by PBS, so we’re limited in what changes we can make to it. However, we are reporting all user feedback to them so they can improve it.

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  8. Anne Remaley says:

    Where did the daily, hour by hour schedule go? I don’t watch much TV, but when I do it is PBS. I missed Democracy Now this morning because I didn’t realize the schedule had changed. Now I’m looking for Amanpour and Company. According to your notice it should be on now at 3 but its not. I can’t find the weekly schedule so I can’t see when it will be offered. All I can see is the program is for this evening. That doesn’t help me at all. I look forward to PBS shows and plan my day around when I want to take a break and watch PBS. Right now I have no idea what is going to be on when.

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    1. Greg Likins, Idaho Public Television says:

      Thank you for reaching out to us, Anne. The new schedule format should have the same basic look and feel as the old one, except that the new guide uses larger text so it’s easier to read. If you’re viewing it on a phone or tablet, it may reduce you view to one channel at a time — in that case, turn your device and view horizontally to see all five channels again.

      The new layout is provided to us by PBS, so we’re limited in what changes we can make to it. However, we are reporting all user feedback to them so they can improve it.

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