NEW YORK, July 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- On Thursday, July 2, 2020 at 9 a.m. ET, THIRTEEN, America's flagship PBS station based in New York, will move to a new broadcast frequency. The change, which is in connection with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) broadcast spectrum auction, will only affect antenna users. Cable and satellite viewers are not affected.
To continue to watch channel THIRTEEN free, over-the-air with an antenna on the channel changeover date, viewers will need to rescan their television. This action is the same scanning process television owners are required to do to find local channels when setting up a TV or converter box for the first time. Viewers may need to review their instruction manual or contact the television manufacturer for assistance performing the scan. The rescan will need to be completed after the station shifts on July 2 at 9 a.m. ET. It cannot be performed in advance of July 2 at 9 a.m. ET.
This information is also available on thirteen.org. For additional information, visit the FCC website fcc.gove/TVrescan, or call 1-888-CALLFCC (1-888-225-5322) and press "6" at the prompt for antenna/reception issues.
WNET is America's flagship PBS station: parent company of New York's THIRTEEN and WLIW21, WLIWWorld and WLIWCreate and operator of NJTV, the statewide public media network in New Jersey. Through its new ALL ARTS multi-platform initiative, its broadcast channels, three cable services (THIRTEEN PBSKids, Create and World) and online streaming sites, WNET brings quality arts, education and public affairs programming to more than five million viewers each month. WNET produces and presents a wide range of acclaimed PBS series, including Nature, Great Performances, American Masters, PBS NewsHour Weekend, and the nightly interview program Amanpour and Company. In addition, WNET produces numerous documentaries, children's programs, and local news and cultural offerings, as well as multi-platform initiatives addressing poverty and climate. Through THIRTEEN Passport and WLIW Passport, station members can stream new and archival THIRTEEN, WLIW and PBS programming anytime, anywhere.