WKOP-TV is a full service television station in Knoxville, Tennessee, broadcasting on local digital UHF channel 17 and virtual channel 15. Founded in 1990, it is owned by East Tennessee Public Communications Corporation and branded as East Tennessee PBS. WKOP is a member station of PBS (Public Broadcasting Service). In addition to its PBS programming, WKOP airs locally produced programs with information concerning local interest, culture, history and education. WKOP is a multiplexed channel, with three subchannels. East Tennessee PBS and PBS programming is carried on 15.1; on 15.2 is PBS World, with news and information, and Create is carried on 15.3, with how-to programs and information.