RESCAN DAY IS SEPTEMBER 1, 2018 FOR WNUV
Viewers Using Antennas Will Need to Rescan TVs
BALTIMORE, MD (August 1, 2018) -- WNUV - The CW Baltimore announced today that it is moving frequencies on September 1, 2018 and viewers who watch TV for free with an over the air antenna must rescan their TVs to continue watching the station and its sub-channels, Antenna TV, Comet, and Charge. Viewers do not need to purchase new equipment or services, and those who watch WNUV through a cable or satellite service do not need to rescan – your service provider will do it for you.
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) held an auction of broadcast airwaves to provide more channels for wireless internet broadband services. WNUV did not participate in the auction, however, the FCC is requiring this station and nearly 1,000 others nationwide to move to new frequencies to make room for wireless internet services.
After the rescan on Saturday morning, September 1, viewers will continue to receive WNUV-The CW Baltimore on channel 54.1, Antenna TV on channel 54.2, Comet on channel 54.3, and Charge! on 54.4.
To rescan on September 1, 2018, select "scan" or "autotune" on the TV or converter box control menu to start the scanning process. Instructions are usually available by pressing the "set-up" or "menu" buttons on the remote control. This move is happening behind the scenes, so the channel number viewers know will not change.
Plan to rescan and stay tuned to WNUV and its sub-channels for more information, or visit our website at CWBaltimore.com. Additionally, TVAnswers.org, a viewer resource provided by the National Association of Broadcasters, features the latest news and information on station changes nationwide. At TVAnswers.org, viewers can also sign up for mobile alerts and email updates to stay up-to-date on TV station changes.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
How do I perform a rescan?
Using your TV or convertor box remote control press the SETTINGS or MENU button. You should then see a menu appear on the screen. Typical remotes will have up/down, left/right navigation buttons with an enter/ok button in the center. Use this to navigate through the menu. Look for a sub-menu called CHANNEL. You should see that AIR or ANTENNA is already selected. Next, select either AUTO PROGRAM, AUTO SCAN, AUTO TUNE, or FIND CHANNELS. Wait for the scan to complete. Once the scan is complete, you will continue to find WNUV-The CW Baltimore on channel 54.1, Antenna TV on channel 54.2, Comet on channel 54.3, and Charge! on 54.4.
How does it impact me and what do I need to do?
If you rely on an antenna to receive free, over-the-air TV, you will need to rescan your TV on or after September 1, 2018 to continue to see The CW Baltimore and its sub-channels, Antenna TV, Comet, and Charge. If you subscribe to a pay-TV service – such as cable or satellite – you do not need to do anything.
How will I know when to rescan?
The CW Baltimore will be airing daily PSAs and crawls to remind over-the-air viewers about the date of the channel change and the need to rescan.
Will my TV stations get new numbers?
After you rescan your TV set, your local TV stations will still be found at their usual channel numbers.
Where can I find troubleshooting materials for my equipment?