Cut the Cord, Birmingham!

Free TV in Birmingham

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Want to watch free TV in the Birmingham, Anniston, and Tuscaloosa area?  Solid Signal helps you cut the cord in the greater Birmingham area.

If you live in Birmingham, you’re home is in one of America’s younger cities.  It was founded in 1871 by the merging three farm towns and named after Birmingham, England.  What followed was the city becoming a center for steel and iron mining, which earned it the nickname the “Pittsburgh of the South.”   While steel continues to play a role in the Birmingham’s economy, it’s joined by bio-technology, medical research, telecommunications, insurance, and a host of other industries.  These days, Birmingham is experiencing a revitalization of both its business and arts and culture scene.  The city offers a variety of theater, museums, festival events, and other attractions to help maintain its nickname of the “Magic City.”

The Birmingham area includes two other sizeable cities, Anniston and Tuscaloosa.  Anniston’s beginnings mirror those of Birmingham’s, with ironwork being the primary economy.  And like Birmingham, Anniston also played a significant role during the Civil Rights era.  Today, industries such as government and military dominate the economic landscape, as does a thriving arts and culture scene.  Tuscaloosa was named after a Native American chief, and the city served as Alabama’s capital from 1826 to 1846.  Like it’s neighboring cities, it also played a role in the Civil Rights movement. Today, Tuscaloosa is a center of industry, healthcare, and education.  It’s also home to three colleges and the first Mercedes-Benz assembly plant in America. 

   

The Birmingham TV Market     

The TV Market in Birmingham

The Birmingham area is a good place to enjoy free local TV.  The transmitters of many local TV stations broadcast a wide variety of free HDTV to the more than 696,000 households and more than 1.1 million people in the area.  With a TV antenna, you can enjoy this too.  It’s called “cutting the cord,” and many people in your area are doing it.  This is why you might be seeing TV antennas atop some of your neighbor’s houses.  If you decide to cut the cord on cable TV, here’s a look at the free TV that’s available in the Birmingham media market: 

Station

Ch.

RF

Network

HD?

Lang.

Tower Location

WBRC-DT

6.1

50

Fox

HD

English

Red Mt

WBRC-DT2

6.2

50

Bounce TV

SD

English

Red Mt

WBRC-DT3

6.3

50

Grit

SD

English

Red Mt

WBIQ-DT

10.1

10

PBS

HD

English

SE Birm.

WBIQ-DT2

10.2

10

PBS Kids

SD

English

SE Birm.

WBIQ-DT3

10.3

10

Create

SD

English

SE Birm.

WBIQ-DT4

10.4

10

World

SD

English

SE Birm.

WVTM-DT

13.1

13

NBC

HD

 

Red Mt

WVTM-DT2

13.2

13

MeTV

SD

English

Red Mt

WDBB-DT

18.1

17

The CW

HD

English

State Route 69

WDBB-DT2

18.2

17

ABC

SD

English

State Route 69

WTTO-DT

21.1

28

The CW

HD

English

Red Mt

WTTO-DT2

21.2

28

Antenna TV

SD

English

Red Mt

WTTO-DT3

21.3

28

Comet

SD

English

Red Mt

WTTO-DT4

21.4

28

Get TV

HD

English

Red Mt

WSES-DT

33.1

33

Heroes & Icons

HD

English

County Road 38

WGWW-DT

40.1

9

Heroes & Icons

HD

English

Bald Rock Mt

WGWW-DT2

40.2

9

WBMA-LD

SD

English

Bald Rock Mt

WIAT-DT

42.1

30

CBS

HD

English

Red Mt

WIAT-DT2

42.2

30

Untamed Sports TV

SD

English

Red Mt

WIAT-DT3

42.3

30

Justice Network

SD

English

Red Mt

WPXH-DT

44.1

45

ION Television

HD

English

Highland Lake

WPXH-DT2

44.2

45

Qubo

SD

English

Highland Lake

WPXH-DT3

44.3

45

ION Life

SD

English

Highland Lake

WPXH-DT4

44.4

45

Ion Shop

SD

English

Highland Lake

WPXH-DT5

44.5

45

QVC

SD

English

Highland Lake

WPXH-DT6

44.6

45

HSN

HD

English

Highland Lake

WTJP-DT

60.1

26

TBN

HD

English

Spgvl.

WTJP-DT2

60.2

26

Hillsong

SD

English

Spgvl.

WTJP-DT3

60.3

26

JUCE TV/ Smile

SD

English

Spgvl.

WTJP-DT4

60.4

26

Enlace

SD

English

Spgvl.

WTJP-DT5

60.5

26

TBN Salsa

SD

English

Spgvl.

WABM-DT

68.1

36

My NetworkTV

HD

English

Red Mt

WABM-DT2

68.2

36

ABC

SD

English

Red Mt

*The Birmingham media market has many low-powered TV stations not listed here.  As a cord-cutter, you might or might not be able to receive some or all of the programming from these stations, depending upon a variety of factors.  

 

Cutting the Cord and Sports

Sports in Birmingham

Cutting the cord limits the amount of professional sports you can watch on TV.  This is due to agreements between the various teams and TV networks.  While this presents a challenge, we urge you not to give up on cutting the cord just yet!  Our Cord Cutter's Sports Guide helps you watch all your favorite pro sports teams.

 

Your TV Antenna in the Birmingham Area

To cut the cord, you need a TV antenna. But you can’t just buy any antenna and get the best over-the-air TV reception.  No two TV antennas are the same, and no two over-the-air viewing experiences are the same.  If you’re considering cutting the cord, keep these things in mind:

  • How far you live from your local TV transmitter locations.
  • The number of buildings, trees, and other obstructions between your home and the broadcast towers.
  • Which channels are your favorites?  This is important when choosing a VHF, UHF, or VHF/UHF antenna..

Why are these factors important?  Each one can affect the quality of your OTA TV reception and the number of TV programs you receive.  We can help you determine whether you need an indoor TV antenna or one of three types of outdoor TV antennas.  To help you better understand the process, we’ve compiled this handy guide to match you with the best TV antenna.

 

Cutting the Cord in Birmingham

A TV antenna gives you the most channels and best reception, and it eliminates your cable bills.  Do you need another reason to become a cord-cutter?  Let us match you with the best TV antenna for your situation.  If you’re moving to another TV market, we can help you there, too.  Call us at 877.312.4547 for antenna recommendations, installation guidance, and everything else you need to cut the cord.


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