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Spectrum Auction Rescan

On August 2, 2019 WGBH and WGBX are among the TV stations in Boston that will move to new frequencies. This is because of broadcast spectrum changes implemented by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).

(WGBX 44 is currently experiencing technical issues with its signal that may affect viewers being able to receive this channel. Our engineers are onsite and working to address this issue. Thank you for your patience. We hope to have it resolved quickly.)

Viewers who receive our broadcasts using cable or satellite do not need to do anything—your provider will make the change for you.

Viewers who receive our broadcasts over the air (with an antenna) will need to rescan their TVs on or after August 2 to continue to get our programs.

How to Rescan your TV

  1. Make sure you have a VHF/UHF antenna connected to your TV.
  2. Press the “Menu” button on your television or TV remote control.
  3. Select the “Channel Scan” or “Channel Setup” or “Autotune” feature. (Depending on the make and model of your television set, this option may fall under “Settings,” “Channels,” “Tools,” or other similar categories. Consult your owner’s manual to find exactly how to reach this feature.)
  4. Choose Antenna or Air and run “Auto-program.”
  5. Depending on your television set and how many channels are available, it can take up to 15 minutes to complete.
  6. Once the channel scan is complete, use your remote control to select the channel(s) you want to view either with the “Up” or “Down” arrows or by typing in the channel number.

For more information on how to rescan your TV, visit https://www.fcc.gov/rescan

Viewers will continue to find both WGBH and WGBX, and all their favorite programs. That includes WGBH 2, WGBH Kids, WORLD, and Create.

If you have additional questions about this change, please contact WGBH Audience Services at 617-300-5400.

We need your feedback!

As the FCC changes the WGBH and WGBX frequency, there may be signal strength variations. WGBH takes its broadcast quality seriously. You can help WGBH address issues by providing feedback about your experience.

WGBH may be able to appeal to the FCC for improved broadcast power — but we need viewers like you to comment using the form below.