What Channels Can You Get With Free Broadcast Television

Many people ask what channels can I get when I don’t have cable or a satellite dish. There are many free broadcast television channels available. It all depends on where you live. Broadcast television is sent over powerful antennas that are broadcast to your home. Then you’re over the air antenna and TV tuner transcodes the signal. In this post, I will share some resources you can use to find what is on and available in your area.

What Channels Can You Get

The first option is to use our station locator tool to see what channels are available in your area.

TV Station Locator Tool

Major Channels and Substations

Most people will be able to receive all of the major networks.

  • ABC
  • NBC
  • CBS
  • FOX
  • PBS
  • CW
  • UPN

There are also a host of subsubstations that are available.

  • PBS World
  • PBS Create
  • PBS Kids
  • Decades
  • MeTV
  • Escape
  • Court TV
  • This TV
  • Retro TV
  • Comet
  • Bounce
  • Cozi TV
  • ION
  • QVC
  • HSN
  • Laff
  • TBD
  • Grit
  • My TV
  • Comet
  • Charge
  • Day Star
  • Get TV
  • Qubo
  • Buzzr
  • LATN
  • Heroes & Icons

*All of these subchannels are identified with a decimal point. Like channel 2.2, 2.3, 2.4 and so on. Receiving all of these channels will depend on your antenna placement and how far away you are from the broadcast towers.

Rescan Your Television Channels

Once you have you’re over the air antenna setup it is time to find some stations. Since I have made the switch to broadcast television many new channels have become available. More channels are scheduled in the future. So it is always a good idea to hit the rescan option on your television from time to time. This will allow your TV to update the new channels. To find your channel scan options, check the menu on your television. It may take a few minutes to rescan the channels.

How to Rescan Your Television