Cut the Cord, Boston!

Free TV in the Boston Area

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Want free TV instead of a cable bill in Boston?  Solid Signal has everything you need to cut the cord in the “Hub of the Universe.”

Founded by Puritan settlers in 1630, Boston is one of America’s oldest cities.  It played a pivotal role in the American Revolution, as the city itself was the site of many historical events, such as the Boston Massacre, the Boston Tea Party, the Battle of Bunker Hill, and the Siege of Boston.  After America won its independence, Boston continued to play a pivotal role in America’s early economy.  For more than 400 years, the area has been the manufacturing and innovation hub of the Northeast.  Whether it was whaling, textiles, telephones, or software, there hasn’t been a wave that hasn’t started in New England before cresting over the rest of the country.

Today, you Bay Staters have many reasons to love your hometown.  Boston is an international center for higher education, particularly in the disciplines of law, medicine, engineering and business.  The city’s economic base also includes finance, biotechnology, information technology and many other industries.  It’s also known for high tech. (The first telephone was invented in the area.)  This makes Boston continues to be a thriving city.  It also has a high cost of living, compared to other areas in the U.S. but you seldom hear Bostonians complain.  The pride you have in your beloved city keeps the heart of Beantown beating.

 

The Boston TV Market

The TV Market in Boston

With 48 square miles in the city alone, Boston is a substantial media market.  The area also includes nine counties in Massachusetts – Barnstable, Dukes, Essex, Middlesex, Nantucket, Norfolk, Plymouth, Suffolk, and Worcester.  It also encompasses six counties in nearby New Hampshire – Belknap, Cheshire, Hillsborough, Merrimack, Rockingham, and Stafford – as well as Windham County in Vermont.  We’re talking about more than 2,400,000 households and more than 4,700,000 people.  Imagine how much money you’d all save if you decided to cut the cord to enjoy the wide variety of free HDTV in the Boston TV market.

When you cut the cord in Boston, here’s all the free TV you can enjoy:

Station

Ch.

RF

Network

HD?

Lang.

Tower Location

WGBH-DT

2.1

19

PBS

HD

English

Needham

WGBH-DT2

2.2

19

WGBH World

SD

English

Needham

WGBX-DT3

2.3

19

Create TV

SD

English

Needham

WGBX4

2.4

19

PBS Kids

SD

English

Needham

WBZ-DT

4.1

30

CBS

SD

English

Needham

WBZ-DT2

4.2

30

Decades

SD

English

Needham

WCVB-DT

5.1

20

ABC

HD

English

Needham

WCVB-DT2

5.2

20

Me TV

SD

English

Needham

WHDH-DT

7.1

42

NBC**

HD

English

Newton

WHDH-DT2

7.2

42

This TV

SD

English

Newton

WMUR-DT

9.1

9

ABC

SD

English

Mount Uncan-oonuc

WMUR-DT2

9.2

9

Me TV

HD

English

Mount Uncan-oonuc

WENH-DT

11.1

11

PBS

SD

English

North-wood, NH

WENH-DT2

11.2

11

PBS

SD

English

North-wood, NH

WENH-DT3

11.3

11

World

HD

English

North-wood, NH

WENH-DT4

11.4

11

Create

SD

English

North-wood, NH

WENH-DT5

11.5

11

Create

SD

English

North-wood, NH

WPXG-DT

21.1

33

ION Life

SD

English

Newton, MA

WPXG-DT2

21.2

33

ION

SD

English

Newton, MA

WPXG-DT3

21.3

33

Qubo

HD

English

Newton, MA

WPXG-DT4

21.4

33

Shop

HD

English

Newton, MA

WPXG-DT5

21.5

33

QVC

SD

English

Newton, MA

WPXG-DT6

21.6

33

HSN

SD

English

Newton, MA

WFXT-DT

25.1

31

FOX

HD

English

Needham, MA

WFXT-DT2

25.2

31

Movies

SD

English

Needham, MA

WFXT-DT3

25.3

31

Laff

SD

English

Needham, MA

WUNI-DT

27.1

29

Uni vision

SD

Spanish

Shrewsbury

WUNI-DT2

27.2

29

LATV

HD

Spanish

Shrewsbury

WSBK-DT

38.1

39

My 38

SD

English

Needham Wellesley

WGBX-DT

44.1

43

PBS

SD

English

Needham, MA

WGBX-DT3

44.3

43

Create

SD

English

Needham, MA

WGBX-DT4

44.4

43

PBS Kids

HD

English

Needham, MA

WWDP-DT

46.1

10

EVINE Live

SD

English

West Bridge-water

WYDN-DT

48.1

47

Daystar

SD

English

Needham, MA

WEKW-DT

49.1

52

PBS

HD

English

Keene, NH

WEKW-DT2

49.2

52

Explore

SD

English

Keene, NH

WEKW-DT3

49.3

52

World

SD

English

Keene, NH

WEKW-DT4

49.4

52

Create

HD

English

Keene, NH

WBIN-DT

50.1

35

IND

SD

Spanish

Hudson, NH

WBIN-DT2

50.2

35

Antenna TV

HD

English

Hudson, NH

WBIN-DT3

50.3

35

Grit

SD

English

Hudson, NH

WLVI-DT

56.1

41

The CW

SD

English

Needham, MA

WLVI-DT2

56.2

41

Buzzr

SD

English

Needham, MA

WDPX-DT

58.1

32

ION Life

SD

English

Newton Upper Falls, MA

WDPX-DT2

58.2

32

ION

HD

English

Newton Upper Falls, MA

WDPX-DT3

58.3

32

Qubo

SD

English

Newton Upper Falls, MA

WDPX-DT4

58.4

32

Shop

HD

English

Newton Upper Falls, MA

WNEU-DT

60.1

34

Tele mundo

SD

Spanish

Goffstown, NH

WNEU-DT2

60.2

34

Tele Xitos

HD

English

Goffstown, NH

WNEU-DT3

60.3

34

Cozi TV

SD

English

Goffstown, NH

WMFP-DT

62.1

18

Sonlife

SD

English

Needham, MA

WMFP-DT3

62.3

18

The Works

SD

English

Needham, MA

WMFP-DT4

62.4

18

Comet TV

SD

English

Needham, MA

WUTF-DT

66.1

27

UniMas

HD

Spanish

Sudbury, MA

WUTF-DT2

66.2

27

Bounce TV

SD

English

Sudbury, MA

WUTF-DT3

66.3

27

GetTV

SD

English

Sudbury, MA  

WUTF-DT4

66.4

27

Escape

SD

English

Sudbury, MA

WBPX-DT

68.1

32

Ion

SD

English

Newton Upper Falls, MA

WBPX-DT2

68.2

32

Qubo

HD

English

Newton Upper Falls, MA

WBPX-DT3

68.3

32

Ion Life

SD

English

Newton Upper Falls, MA

WBPX-DT4

68.4

32

Ion Shop

HD

English

Newton Upper Falls, MA

WBPX-DT5

68.5

32

QVC

SD

English

Newton Upper Falls, MA

WBPX-DT6

68.6

32

HSN

HD

English

Newton Upper Falls, MA

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

**WHDH-DT no longer will carry NBC programming after January 2017.

Cord-Cutting and Boston Sports Fans

Sports in the Boston Area

While cord-cutting offers more channels and better-quality reception, most media markets have blackouts on games.  This limits the amount of professional sports games you can see.  While this presents a challenge, Solid Signal can help Bostoncord-cutters watch their favorite pro sports.  Check out our Cord-Cutter’s Guide to Boston Sports for ways to see the Red Sox, Celtics, Bruins, and Patriots, as well as any other professional team.

 

What’s Available in TV Markets Near Boston

One of the great things about cutting the cord in Boston is that you have the opportunity to receive TV programming from other media markets.  For example, many Boston cord-cutters have a good chance at picking up TV programming broadcast from the Providence, RI, Hartford, CT, and Springfield, MA TV markets.  Your success depends upon the distance to the adjacent market, the type of antenna you have, and other factors.  If you’re interested in picking up TV signals outside your area, Solid Signal can help.

Your TV Antenna in the Boston 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 Needham, Newton, Northwood, and the other areas where Boston’s TV transmitters are located. 
  • The number of buildings, trees, and other obstructions between your home and the broadcast towers.
  • Which Boston TV 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 in Boston.

Cut the Cord in Boston

A TV antenna in the Boston area means the most channels, best reception, and no cable bills.  Do you need another reason to get rid of cable?  We’re here to help Bay Staters enjoy all the free TV that only the right antenna delivers.  And 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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