Cumberland University and NPT Announce New Partnership Supporting Two Broadcast Channels

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NPT and Cumberland University are pleased to announce an exciting new partnership in which Cumberland University will sponsor two channels: NPT WORLD and NPT CREATE. This collaboration marks a significant milestone in NPT’s mission to enhance education and expand opportunities for Middle Tennesseans. Cumberland is proud to offer a transformational liberal arts education to students from across Tennessee- as well as 38 other states and 48 countries- at 31% less than the average national tuition cost.

“We are grateful for Cumberland University’s commitment to education and their belief in our mission,” said Becky Magura, NPT’s president and CEO. “Their sponsorship will directly impact our ability to provide enriching content and educational resources to a wide audience. This partnership aligns perfectly with our shared vision of creating a more knowledgeable and inclusive world.”

NPT WORLD (NPT2) is devoted to telling stories that humanize complex issues through news, documentaries and other informational programming. NPT WORLD offers news programs from Britain, Europe and Asia, along with long-running documentary series POV and Independent Lens. Shows such as America Reframed, about social issues, and Local USA, a short-form weekly news magazine, cover diverse communities across the U.S. NPT WORLD is channel 8.2 over the air or Comcast channel 241.

NPT CREATE (NPT4) is dedicated to lifestyle programming – shows about cooking, travel and crafts – to inspire viewers. Treasured public media presenters such as Lidia Bastianich, Rick Steves, Christopher Kimball, Samantha Brown and J. Schwanke are part of the current lineup. NPT CREATE (NPT4) is channel 8.4 over the air or Comcast channels 241 and 1161, and Charter channels 190, 192, or 193 (depending on area).

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