KBTC-TV is a full service television station in Tacoma, Washington , broadcasting on local digital UHF channel 27 and virtual channel 28 to the Seattle / Tacoma area. Founded in 1979 as KTPS, it is owned by Bates Technical College. KBTC is a member station of PBS (Public Broadcasting Service).
In addition to its PBS programming, KBTC airs locally produced programs with information concerning local interest, culture, history and education. KBTC is a multiplexed channel, with three subchannels. KBTC and PBS programming is carried on 28.1; on 28.2 is MHz Worldview, with news and information, and TVW is carried on 28.3, with public affairs programs and information.