FAQs

What kind of programming does PCN carry?
How is PCN funded?
What channel is PCN on my television?
Instead of cable, I have a satellite dish. Can I still watch PCN?
Does PCN just carry news from the Harrisburg area? 
What if I miss a program?
What is PCN’s connection to high school sports?
How do I get PCN?

What kind of programming does PCN carry?

PCN was created as a public affairs network, carrying unedited live and same-day coverage of Pennsylvania Senate and House floor proceedings. We also televise committee hearings, press conferences, speeches and other public forums and events.

Over the years, we’ve expanded our coverage to present original programming on Pennsylvania-related topics and culture, along with the PA Farm Show, Groundhog Day, PIAA high school sporting championships, Gettysburg National Military Park Walking Tours, and other special features.
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How is PCN funded?

We receive no federal or state funding. PCN is supported through a monthly per-subscriber fee paid by participating cable companies that carry us on their channel lineup.
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What channel is PCN on my television?

We are voluntarily carried by nearly every cable system in the state. PCN is in 3.3 million households, reaching 10 million people. To see a list of participating cable companies and channel designations, click here.
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Instead of cable, I have a satellite dish. Can I still watch PCN?

PCN is available through local cable television companies, which give us universal support.
Currently the Dish Network and DirecTV do not carry PCN and have no plans to carry PCN, so if you want to continue to enjoy PCN programming, stay with your local cable company.
You can also stream PCN online - click here.
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Does PCN just carry news from the Harrisburg area?

PCN is a statewide network with bureaus in Philadelphia and Pittsburgh. Network camera crews and producers consistently travel throughout the state to provide coverage of timely and informative events of interest to all Pennsylvania residents.
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What if I miss a program?

Topical events generally re-air in the days immediately following an event. In addition, most programs are available online through our  PCN+ and PCN Select streaming services. Viewers can also purchase DVDs of public affairs programming, regular PCN series, and special events for personal viewing.
Click to visit the PCN Store.
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What is PCN’s connection to high school sports?

Through an agreement with the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association (PIAA), we have exclusive statewide telecasting rights to high school championships in soccer, field hockey, volleyball, cross country, football, team and individual wrestling, swimming and diving, basketball, track and field, baseball, and softball. Most state finals are carried live and replayed at least once on our statewide service.
These programs are available for purchase at our PCN Store.
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How do I get PCN?

PCN is available on participating cable systems throughout Pennsylvania. For a listing of these systems and their channel designations, click here. If your cable system does not carry PCN, please contact the cable company office to express your interest in receiving the network in your area.
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