How it works



Wavelength is a digital content sharing platform built for all public media stations across the country. By becoming a Wavelength Member you may:

  • Establish an online password-protected account (“Member Account”), which you may use to download and license Content on behalf of your station, and
  • Download unlimited free Content from the Platform.

Content on the Wavelength platform is organized by Project. Each project, located on a Project Page, includes a main asset and metadata, and can include accompanying materials, such as additional video, audio, caption files, and document assets. Every Project Page has specific licensing terms, so please make sure to read the licensing terms that appear on the Project Page and review our Licensing Agreement carefully as you are responsible for abiding by and/or monitoring and enforcing all Content licensing terms. Please note there are also non-PBS stations/entities affiliated with public media represented on Wavelength (such as CPB, POV, and CUNY TV).

Members interested in downloading content can either view curated “Playlists” or “Browse” all available Content using filter and sort features.

The Wavelength website is optimized for Chrome, so please use this browser when possible.


In order to download on the Wavelength platform, you will need to install the Aspera Connect plug-in on your computer. If you have installed the Aspera Connect plug-in on your computer in the past, you may need to download and install the latest version to proceed with using Wavelength. Here is a guide for how to install and activate the Aspera Connect plug-in.


Members are free to preview and download all video and audio content. Assets can be downloaded individually or as a whole project. All video content on Wavelength is made available in the format outlined in the PBS Technical Operating Specifications, as well as in high and low resolution formats. Each downloaded item of content will be made available with relevant metadata information for that content. If you download content, you must agree to the license terms as specified on the Project Page by the Member who uploaded the Content and in Wavelength’s License Agreement.


Cyberchase episodes are formatted for broadcast and follow PBS Technical Operating Specifications, which are referenced here:

Cyberchase File Specifications:

  • File Format: XDCAM 422
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9
  • Minimum Width: 1920, Minimum Height: 1080
  • File Container: MXF OP1a
  • Video Frame Size: 1920x1080i
  • Video Frame Rate: 29.97 fps
  • Video Color Sampling: 4:2:2
  • Video Codec: MPEG-2 Long GOP @ 50 Mbps
  • Audio Channels: 16 channels
    • Ch 1-2: Stereo
    • Ch 3-10: Silence
    • Ch 11-12: SAP
    • Ch 13-14: DVI
    • Ch 15-16: Silence
  • AudioBit: Depth: 24 Bit
  • Audio Sample Rate: 48 KHz sampling rate
  • Audio Codec: Linear PCM


Looking for more Cyberchase content? Check out these resources!


The Wavelength Team
ShareContent [at] wnet [dot] org

The Cyberchase Team
pilnikj [at] thirteen [dot] org


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