WIPR-TV

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
Branding Tu Universo Televisión / TuTV
(Your Television Universe / YourTV)
Channels 6 (VHF) analog,
55 (
UHF) digital
Translators WIPM-TV 3 / DT 35 Mayagüez
Affiliations PBS
Owner Puerto Rico Public Broadcasting Corporation
Founded 1958
Call letters meaning W
Instrucción
Pública
Radio-Televisión
Former affiliations NET (1958-1970)
Transmitter Power 58.9 kW / 825 m (analog)
39 kW / 776 m (digital)
Class Full service
Facility ID 53859
Website www.tutv.puertorico.pr

WIPR-TV is an educational, full-power television station located in San Juan, Puerto Rico transmitting over analog channel 6, digital 55. The station is owned and operated by the Puerto Rico Public Broadcasting Corporation and is a member of PBS.

The station has one full-power satellite: WIPM-TV, channel 3 in Mayagüez. WIPM-TV, though mostly a repeater, does produce some local programming. Its studios and offices are located in South Post Street in Mayagüez. WIPM-TV's digital signal is not yet on the air.

Because of its audience, much of WIPR's programming is in Spanish, with local programming or Spanish dubs or subtitles of English PBS programming. The station is branded as TUTV - Tu Universo Televisión. During the 1990s, the station was branded as Teve 6 / Teve 3.

The English translation of its callsign meaning is "Instructional/Public Radio and Television."

History

WIPR-TV was created as a result of lobbying for public broadcasting in Puerto Rico, beginning in the 1950s. The station went on the air for the first time in 1958 becoming the first educational television station in Latin America.

It was also unique among other government-controlled broadcasters in the Caribbean as it did not show commercials. All other government-controlled broadcasters (with the exception of Cuba and the US Virgin Islands) showed commercials.

The station was and still remains as one of the few TV stations in Puerto Rico with English-language programming.

Programming

TuTV Informa

In 1996, WIPR launched a newscast branded as NotiSeis or "News Six". The newscast was first anchored by Pedro Luis García and Gloria Soltero and only had a 6:00 PM edition. Later that year, the station premiered a 9:00 PM edition anchored by the same 6:00 PM team

Pedro Luis García and Gloria Soltero on NotiSeis in 1996.

In 2001, WIPR changed its branding to TuTV – Tu Universo Televisión and the newscast was renamed TuTV Informa. Along with the daily newscasts, WIPR produces an in-depth newscast called TuTV Analiza which airs weekly on Sundays.