WNET, channel 13 (branded as THIRTEEN), is a non-commercial educational, public television station licensed to Newark, New Jersey, United States. WNET is a multi-media public service non-profit that delivers lifelong learning and meaningful experiences to our communities in New York and New Jersey. It featured the preschool educational television series Barney & Friends
The license-holder is WNET.org, formerly known as the Educational Broadcasting Corporation (TV network). WNET is also the parent of the Long Island-based PBS station WLIW (channel 21) and the operator of the New Jersey PBS network NJTV.
Public television continues to be one of the most trusted resources for educators, leading the way with dynamic digital media content and professional development services.
WNET’s award-winning Education Department (collectively representing the station efforts of THIRTEEN, WLIW21, and NJTV) is a local and national leader that engages the education community (formal and informal) through the development and delivery of high-quality and innovative media and services that are designed to enhance learning, enrich lives, and extend the impact of public media content.
WNET translates media into valuable (curriculum-driven) tools for educators to enhance learning
WNET provides trusted high-quality educational experiences to enrich lives using media (online, on air and on-the-ground) for educators, children, their families, and communities
WNET uses media to provoke dialogue and convene thought leaders and community members focused on critical education issues to raise awareness and facilitate change