The Federal Communications Commission would like to remind you that this is the final week before some over-the-air TV channels in your community must have moved to new broadcast frequencies. You have probably seen messages from some local television stations notifying viewers who watch TV over-the-air with an antenna that they will need to rescan their TV’s to continue receiving certain local channels. These changes will not impact cable or satellite subscribers.
The TV Channel numbers that viewers see on their TV will not change. However, viewers will need to rescan so that their TV antenna will receive the channel on its new frequency. The TV stations that are changing are doing so on a rolling basis , so viewers will need to rescan each time a channel changes frequency. We also recommend that viewers rescan their TVs on July 4 in case they missed any of the notices from channels that are in the process of changing frequencies. Since other local stations may be making their change over the incoming months, viewers should also be on the lookout for future announcements from other local stations about their Rescan Days and should also rescan whenever they notice a channel is missing.
For more information on the broadcast TV transition and rescanning visit https://www/fcc/gov/TVrescan which includes a link to an interactive DTV Map that allows viewers to insert an address to see the frequency change timeframe for most local channels and answers to Frequently Asked Questions.
Viewers can also contact the FCC’s Rescan Call Center by dialing the toll-free number 1-888-CALL-FCC (1-888-225-5322) and pressing “6” to speak to a help desk representative. The call center operate between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 1:00 a.m. Eastern time, seven days a week to enable consumers to obtain assistance during evening and weekend hours.