Iowa PBS Experiencing Cybersecurity Issue

Statewide Iowa — Iowa PBS is experiencing some sort of cybersecurity issue, but the network’s over-the-air broadcasts and online offerings are not affected.

A spokesperson for Iowa PBS said suspicious activity was detected in Iowa PBS network systems early Sunday morning.

The final four days of the Iowa PBS Fall Festival pledge drive have been cancelled. Iowa PBS communications director Susan Ramsey said this will mean a considerable loss of donor revenue.

Iowa PBS online and on air programming is not affected.

In 1969, the State of Iowa bought the educational TV station that Des Moines public schools was running. The Iowa Department of Education owns the federal licenses for the nine TV stations that broadcast Iowa PBS programming statewide, including KSIN in Sioux City and its translators in our area.