Time to rescan TV: ABC7 changes frequencies

Wednesday, April 29, 2020
KGO is moving frequencies
If you watch TV for free, using an antenna, you will need to re-scan your TV when KGO moves to its new frequency.

SAN FRANCISCO -- Change is coming to antenna TV -- by law, nearly 1,000 TV stations across the country, including ABC7 KGO-TV, must move to new frequencies, many on different days.

What does this mean for you?

Our station moved on April 29 at 1 p.m. If you watch TV for free, you'll need to rescan your TV or converter box so you can continue watching ABC7 and get the latest Bay Area news, weather and sports - along with all your favorite ABC shows, like American Idol, The View, Jimmy Kimmel, Jeopardy and of course ABC7 News.

Rescanning is when your TV finds all of the available channels in your area. No new equipment or services are needed, and once your rescan is complete, you'll still find us on channel 7.1, 7.2 and 7.3.

Don't worry - it's easy. To rescan, all you need is your remote control and a few spare minutes. Select "scan" or "auto-tune" from your TV or converter box menu. Instructions are often found by pressing the "set-up" or "menu" buttons on your remote control.

Then, you can go back to watching us on ABC7, just like before. So remember, on April 29 or after -- PLAN TO RESCAN.

If you have questions or need more information about how to rescan, just visit TVAnswers.org to learn more or call our rescan hotline at 1-877-681-3801.

If you get your TV service from the internet, a cable or satellite company, you will not need to rescan as your service provider will do it for you.

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