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Some Local TV Stations Are Moving Frequencies

Here’s What You Need to Know!

 

What’s Happening

Many local TV stations are moving to new frequencies in the near future to make more airwaves available for wireless internet services. If you watch television for free with an antenna, you will need to rescan your TV set each time a station moves to continue receiving the local channel.

You will not need to purchase a new antenna, equipment, or services. After you rescan, you’ll find the moved station on the same channel number.

If you subscribe to cable or satellite TV you do not need to rescan. Your service provider will do it for you.

Rescan to Keep Your Channels

Each time a station moves to a new frequency, you will need to rescan on your TV or converter box to continue receiving the local channel.

Select "scan" or "autotune" from your TV or converter box control menu to start the scanning process.

You can usually find instructions by pressing the "set-up" or "menu" buttons on your television or digital antenna remote control. If you have difficulty, consult the owner's manual for more detailed instructions on how to run a channel scan, or contact customer service for your TV or converter box manufacturer.

The actual channel number that you see will not change.

Stay Informed

Because TV stations are moving at different times, you may need to rescan your TV more than once. Please stay tuned to your local channels for information on when to rescan.

Find more information on which of your local channels are moving and when at TVAnswers.org.