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Signal Change and Upgrade to NBC CT’s Over-The-Air Transmission Antenna Will Require Rescan August 1

OTA Shutdown

ATTENTION: IF YOU WATCH NBC CT 30 USING AN ANTENNA, YOU WILL LOSE OUR SIGNAL ON AUGUST 1ST THAT MEANS YOU’LL NEED TO RESCAN YOUR TV SETS BY FOLLOWING 3 SIMPLE STEPS.

  • STEP 1: ON YOUR TV REMOTE PRESS MENU.
  • STEP 2: CHOOSE ANTENNA AND SELECT AUTO TUNE OR RESCAN.
  • STEP 3: LET YOUR TV FIND YOUR CHANNELS.

IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS CALL (855) 999-1518. IF YOU WATCH US ON CABLE OR SATELLITE YOU’RE GOOD TO GO. THANK YOU FOR WATCHING US.

NBC Connecticut's over-the-air broadcast signal will be taken off the air at times throughout the next year due to a mandated project.

What is happening?

Due to changes to our over-the-air broadcast transmission technology, we have planned maintenance that will take our signal off the air for certain times of the day. The maintenance affects our over-the-air signal and disrupts the signal to certain providers who use our over-the-air signal for insertion into their systems.

Why is this happening?

In 2017, the Federal Communications Commission concluded an auction of a portion of the electromagnetic spectrum to wireless mobile carriers. For TV stations that chose not to participate in the auction, they must move their signals into a newly designated portion of spectrum. This initiative includes TV stations throughout the entire country and is commonly known as the “TV Repack” initiative. NBC Connecticut, Telemundo Connecticut and WDMR (Telemundo Springfield) chose not to participate in the auction and are subject to repack in coordination with other broadcasters in the Hartford/New Haven and Springfield television markets.

When is this happening?

The project work is already underway. The mandate for our Hartford stations to fully move to the new spectrum must be completed by August 2019 but there is significant amount of work to perform. Every effort is being taken to minimize the downtime but there will be times that for the safety of the crews working on the broadcast tower and with the television transmitter that the signal must be turned off. Programming alerts will be aired prior to any planned signal disruption.

How can I continue to watch NBC and Telemundo?

Our programming remains available on a wide variety of services and platforms. For more information, download and stream through the NBC CT or Telemundo Nueva Inglaterra apps.

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