Watch us over the air? You’ll need to rescan your sets!

Rescan your TV for improvements & new channels
Published: Apr. 13, 2023 at 11:26 AM EDT
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WATERTOWN, New York (WWNY) - We’re throwing a switch around 2 a.m. Friday that will expand and improve our over-the-air programming for those who use an antenna.

Viewers will need to rescan their TV sets to see our existing channels and some new ones. You should do that first thing on Friday.

Les Shockley, one of our engineers, was on 7 News At Noon to explain the process. You can watch that in the video above.

To rescan your TV, use your remote to navigate to “Settings” and follow the prompts for “Antenna,” then “Scan for Channels.” The procedure will vary depending on your TV’s brand. Just Google your TV model and search for “how to rescan.” You can also consult the manual that came with the TV.

People who watch our stations on cable or satellite will not be affected.

In addition to WWNY at 7.1 and WNYF on 7.2, viewers will be able to watch:

- DEFY-TV on 7.3. Programming includes “American Pickers,” “Ice Road Truckers,” “Storage Wars,” “Shipping Wars,” “Ax Men,” “Forged in Fire,” “Pawn Stars,” “Counting Cars,” and “American Restoration.”

- The Circle at 7.4. Programming includes “Country Countdown,” “Dinner Drive with Kyle Petty,” “Austin City Limits Country,” “Authentic America Motorcycle” talk show, “Big Kenny’s Crank it up Garage,” “Blue Collar Auction,” and “Opry Rewind.”

- Oxygen True Crime at 7.5. Programming includes “Violent Minds: Killers on Tape,” “Blood & Money,” “The Real Murders of Atlanta,” “Snapped,” and “Dateline: Secrets Uncovered.”

- Me-TV on 7.6. Classic TV programming includes “Bonanza,” “Adam 12,” “A-Team,” “Andy Griffith Show,” “Alfred Hitchcock,” “All in the Family,” “Brady Bunch,” “Batman,” “MASH,” and “Lost in Space.”

St. Lawrence County viewers will be able to see Me-TV for the first time. Plus, they’ll be able to watch our Fox station in high definition.