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Pittsburgh Viewers: Rescan on August 2!

Pittsburgh Viewers: Rescan on August 2!

August 2, 2019 @ 12:00 PM

If you’re a Greater Pittsburgh viewer watching this station for free with an antenna, listen up! Cornerstone Television’s rescan day is coming.

On August 2 at 12 pm, the Pittsburgh station is moving to a new frequency — and if you use an antenna to watch TV, you will need to take action.

If you watch TV for free using an over the air antenna, you will have to rescan your TV or converter box on August 2 at 12 pm (Noon) to make sure you can continue watching us. But no new equipment or services are needed. Once you rescan your set, you’ll still find us right here on channel 40.1, along with our Pittsburgh Faith & Family Channel on channel 40.6.

Now, don’t try to get ahead. Doing it before August 2 at 12 pm will not work, as we will not have moved yet.

When our moving day arrives, rescanning is easy and just takes a few minutes. You can do this by selecting “scan” or “autotune” from your TV or converter box control menu. You can usually find instructions by pressing the “set-up” or “menu” buttons on your remote control.

If you subscribe to cable or satellite service, your service provider will make this change for you. But don’t forget those extra TVs, if you have one in a bedroom or kitchen that uses an antenna only and is not connected to your service. Those will need rescanning.

So why is this happening? Recently the Federal Communications Commission – the agency that regulates the public airwaves – held an auction to reallocate TV airwaves for wireless internet services. Nearly 1,000 TV stations must now move frequencies, including this station.

Stations are required to move at different times over the next three years.  That means you may have to rescan your TV more than once – each time a station changes frequencies.

To find out if your other local channels are moving frequencies and for more information, visit TVAnswers.org and stay with us hear at Cornerstone Television. You may also call the Federal Communication Commission’s consumer hotline at 1-888-CALLFCC (1-888-225-5322) and press “6” to speak to a help desk representative. Their call center is staffed from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m. Eastern time, seven days a week. They’ll keep you up to date on these changes.

You can also reach Cornerstone Television with your channel change questions at 412-349-4323.