Where to Tune in

Connecting the Community.

TKN is nonprofit and member-supported. We engage students and viewers through educational, community service, news, sports and arts programming locally produced by our members.

Viewers can watch their favorite programs and explore new shows via cable television and online:

Cox Communications
TKN1 Channel 18
TKN2 Channel 109

CenturyLink Prism
TKN1 Channel 69
TKN2 Channel 79

Mission Statement


The Mission

of The Knowledge Network as an educational consortium, is to deliver local educational television programming for the benefit of all learners in the community.

Connecting Students
Experts in education and television production collaborate to create and produce a variety of programs that give students the opportunity to work in front of and behind the camera. The Knowledge Network is managed by UNO TV at The University of Nebraska at Omaha under the direction of The Knowledge Network consortium member Board.

TKN’s award-winning programs support the learning process for learners of all ages and provide important information to our viewers. From student-led newscasts and language initiative programs to local sporting events and the performing arts scene, TKN provides quality programming specifically targeted to our community.

Board & Staff

Board of Directors

Chair, Doug Walker, Omaha Public Schools
Vice Chair, Bob Maas, Metropolitan Community College
President, Dr. Chris Allen, University of Nebraska at Omaha
Secretary, Dr. Paul Lindgren, Westside Community Schools
Treasurer, Parwin Ibrahimi, University of Nebraska at Omaha
Dr. Bruce Hough, Creighton University
Don Kohler, Iowa Western Community College
Craig Carlsen, Iowa Western Community College
Mark Evans, Omaha Public Schools
Dr. Blane McCann, Westside Community Schools

UNO Television Staff

Dr. Chris Allen, General Manager
Parwin Ibrahimi, Business Manager
Frank Vacek, Engineering Manager
Kathi Rowch, Programming Manager/Editor


TKN Members

The Knowledge Network is a nonprofit, member-supported corporation that provides education and informational services via local broadcast and cable television, and the World Wide Web. The Knowledge Network is managed by UNO Television at the University of Nebraska at Omaha.

Members of The Knowledge Network produce a variety of educational and public interest programs.

How to Become a Member
Reach households across the Omaha area with the power of The Knowledge Network! With two channels of programming on two local cable providers, members can reach more than 250,000 subscribers.

Membership in The Knowledge Network is open to nonprofit educational and public-benefit organizations. There are several levels of membership available. One of our most popular levels, Cable Membership, offers:

  • Prime-time scheduling of your programs
  • Promotion of your programs
  • Broadcast of video promotions
  • Program access on The Knowledge Network’s Viewer’s Choice service
  • Technical and production advice
  • A seat on The Knowledge Network board of directors

btn_contactFor more information about types of programs that are eligible for membership and for membership details, contact The Knowledge Network at UNO Television, 402-554-2516.

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Underwriting Opportunities

Connecting Sponsorships.

As a nonprofit corporation, TKN relies on corporate contributions and membership dues to support its operation. For information on how you can provide financial assistance to or become a member of The Knowledge Network, please contact us at 402-554-2516.