Knoxville Free Broadcast TV Stations
Full & Low Power DTV Stations
|Actual DTV Broadcast Channel||Virtual DTV Channel||DTV Display Call Sign||Network Affiliation|
|10.1||10.1||WBIR-HD||National Broadcasting Corporation (NBC)|
|10.2||10.2||WBIR-ME||Memorable Entertainment Television (MeTV)|
|10.3||10.3||WBIR-JN||The Justice Network|
|14.1||14.1||W14CX-D||3 Angles Broadcasting Network|
|14.3||14.3||3ABN-DD||Dare To Dream Network|
|14.4||14.4||3ABN-ES||3 Angles Broadcasting Network Latino|
|14.5||14.5||3ABN-RD||3 ABN Radio Network|
|14.6||14.6||3ABN-RL (Audio Only)||3 ABN Radio Latino|
|14.7||14.7||Radio74 (Audio Only)||Radio 74|
|17.1||15.1||WKOP-HD||Public Broadcasting System (PBS)|
|17.2||15.2||PBS Kids||PBS Kids & The Tennessee Channel|
|20.3||20.3||H & I||Heroes & Icons|
|23.1||54.1||ION||I On Television|
|23.3||54.3||IONLife||I On Life|
|23.4||54.4||Shop||Shop At Home|
|23.6||54.6||HSN||Home Shopping Network|
|24.1||24.1||WDTT (HD)||Daystar (High Definition)|
|24.2||24.2||WDTT (SD)||Daystar (Standard Definition)|
|26.1||6.1||WATE||American Broadcasting Corporation (ABC)|
|30.1||8.1||WVLT-HD||Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS)|
|30.2||8.2||MYVLT||My Network TV & Antenna TV|
|38.2||38.2||WEMT - MOVIES||Movies Network|
|41.1||2.1||WETP-HD||Public Broadcasting System|
|41.2||2.2||PBS Kids||PBS Kids & The Tennessee Channel|
|45.1||45.1||W45DF-D||Home Shopping Network 2|
|48.1||48.1||WVLR-DT||Christian Television Network|
|51.1||44.1||WAGV-DT||Living Faith Television|
|51.2||44.2||WAGV-DT2||Living Faith Television|
The DTV sub-channels in this listing are subject to change due to market changes, TV station ownerships, network carry agreements, etc. This list is current as of Tuesday February 26, 2019.
This chart is only a representation of what DTV Channels are currently broadcasting The Knoxville, Tennessee Designated Market Area (DMA). You may or may not be able to receive all channels in the Knoxville area, depending on your location and the type of HDTV antenna that you are using and where you have it installed, either outdoors or indoors.
You must have a tv with a high definition (HDTV) tuner, standard definition (SDTV) tuner, or a DTV Converter Box and an antenna or "rabbit ears" as most people call them in order to receive these channels. Newer televisions with built in ATSC tuners will work. Older televisions with the analog NTSC tuners will not and will need a DTV Converter Box in order to continue viewing programs. If you are unsure about what tuner your tv has in it, refer to your owners manual under the specifications page or go to your tv manufacture's web site and click on support to find the manual online for your model number.
The actual DTV channel refers to the actual digital channel that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has licensed the broadcaster to transmit their digital signal on. The virtual channel is the channel that is displayed on your TV screen. Television stations did this because they were afraid that their viewers would not be able to find them after the DTV transition took effect last June. This only applies if you have already done a channel scan. That is why broadcasters and the FCC recommend you periodically re-scan your converter box for new channels that are still coming online now that the DTV transition has now taken effect. Examples:
1. When you tune your converter box to WATE virtual channel 6, you are actually watching DTV channel 26.1
2. On your converter box's remote control, entering 26.1 or 26-1 will direct you to WATE, but it will show you channel 6.1 on the display screen.
How To Build Your Very Own DTV Antenna
I've had several people ask me about where to purchase a HDTV antenna and what the best kinds to get are, so here is my answer and what I did. If you know anything about carpentry or what a two by four block of wood is then, you actually don't need to go out and buy some fancy HDTV antenna. You only need a two by four block of wood, some coat hangers, a 75 Ohm to 300 transformer (also referred to as a balun), and some 75 Ohm coaxial cable wire. There are several videos on You Tube that will show you how to build your own HDTV antenna. I've done this folks, and yes...it actually works and I get the above listed HDTV channels as a result.
If you would rather purchase a professional HDTV antenna from a retail store or web site, you can use Antenna Web in helping you figure out what stations are available in your area and what antenna you will need, however, Antenna Web can only estimate what channels you can receive and not what you can actually pick up. The best way to determine that is by performing a channel scan with your remote control.
DTV Information Sites
FCC's DTV Information Site - DTV Answers - DTV Made Easy - FCC's TV Station Lookup
In addition, all of the local channel links listed about this page have dedicated pages on their sites with information about DTV.
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