OAKLAND, Calif. (KTVU) - Work has been completed at Sutro Tower, where KTVU’s transmitter is located. We were required to operate on our back-up transmitter and antenna until March 9, 2020.
KTVU FOX 2 moved to a new frequency, starting on Monday, March 9, 2020, as directed by the Federal Communications Commission, the government agency that regulates the public airwaves.
If you watch television for free with an antenna, you need to rescan your TV set starting on Monday, March 9, 2020 to continue watching KTVU FOX 2. 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 will still find us on Channel 2. Cable or satellite TV subscribers or people who watch TV over the internet will not need to do anything.
To rescan your TV:
- First, remove the coaxial cable from your antenna that is connected to your digital TV set.
- After removing it, scan for channels by selecting "auto-tuning," "auto scan" or "EZ scan" using the TV menu.
- Once the scan without the antenna is complete, turn off and then unplug the power to your digital TV set for a minute or two.
- This performs a "reboot" of your converter box/digital TV set that will help clear any former channels from the system's memory.
- Once that scan is complete, reinsert the cable from your antenna back into the digital TV set input.
- Then use the TV menu again to scan for channels.
When this second scan is complete, you may get more channels than you previously received.
Visit www.TVanswers.org for more details on how to rescan your TV.