PBS39, WFMZ-TV, and WBPH announced today that they are moving broadcast frequencies beginning immediately, and viewers who watch TV for free with an over-the-air antenna must rescan their TVs before July 18, 2018 to continue watching the stations. Viewers do not need to purchase new equipment or services, and those who watch PBS39, WFMZ-TV, or WBPH 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. Now the FCC is requiring these stations and nearly 1,000 others nationwide to move to new frequencies to make room for wireless internet services.

Scanning Channels with Your Over-The-Air Antenna

If you use an over-the-air antenna, you will need to rescan the channels on your television to continue watching PBS39, Create TV, and France 24 after July 18th. You can do it anytime between now and the 18th to make sure your viewing is uninterrupted.

If it is after July 18th and you notice that you are no longer receiving these three channels, simply follow the instructions to rescan the channels on your TV. See the video below and follow these steps:

  1. Find the Remote Control for your TV or Converter Box, then press “MENU”

  2. Select “SETUP” on the menu.
    (Exact terms and procedures for some TVs may vary. For specific instructions, refer to your TV owner’s manual)

  3. Choose “ANTENNA”... then, “CHANNEL SCAN” or “AUTO TUNE”

Your TV will automatically rescan the available signals so all your channels, including this one, tune-in again.

Rescan Day Tutorial | TVAnswers.org

Please Note: You may initially see TWO different channel selections for PBS39, Create-TV, and France 24. After July 18th, you will see only one selection for each channel.