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They say everything is bigger in Texas. This is certainly true of the Houston TV market.  Founded in 1836, this area has grown to encompass 12,062 square miles, making it the second-largest metropolitan area in Texas, and the fifth-largest in the country.  And these population numbers continue to expand.  More than 912,000 people moved to the area from 2000-2007.  Chances are good that Houston’s forefathers never imagined their little town on the banks of Buffalo Bayou would get this big.

So why do people keep moving to the Houston area?  Economic opportunity and the benefits that come with it.  Houston ranked first in employment growth amount the ten most populous metropolitan areas in the country.  Much of this is related to the gas and oil industries that Texas is known for, though the area has experienced rapid growth in other fields including engineering, health services and manufacturing sectors.  This continues to encourage the area’s thriving arts and culture scene, which continues to attract residents and visitors.  There are probably many things you love about living here.

 

The Houston Media Market

The TV Market in Houston

Houston is a big, sprawling region that encompasses a variety of communities, people, and geography.  The metropolitan region is made up of nineteen counties – Austin, Brazoria, Calhoun, Chambers, Colorado, Fort Bend, Galveston, Grimes, Harris, Jackson, Liberty, Matagorda, Montgomery, Polk, San Jacinto, Walker, Waller, Washington, and Wharton.  The area has more than 2,373,000 households and a population of more than 5.628 million.  It’s good to know that the area has plenty of free, over-the-air TV to serve its growing numbers.

Here’s the ultimate guide for the Houston TV market:

Station

Ch.

RF

Network

HD?

Lang.

Tower Location

KPRC-DT

2.1

35

NBC

HD

English

Fort Bend County

KPRC-DT2

2.2

35

This TV

SD

English

Fort Bend County

KPRC-DT3

2.3

35

H&I

SD

English

Fort Bend County

KUHT-DT

8.1

8

PBS

HD

English

Fort Bend County

KUHT-DT2

8.2

8

Create

SD

English

Fort Bend County

KUHT-DT3

8.3

8

V-me

SD

Spanish

Fort Bend County

KHOU-DT

11.1

11

CBS

HD

English

Fort Bend County

KHOU-DT2

11.2

11

Bounce TV

SD

English

Fort Bend County

KHOU-DT3

11.3

11

Justice Network

SD

English

Fort Bend County

KTRK-DT

13.1

13

ABC

HD

Spanish

Fort Bend County

KTRK-DT2

13.2

13

Live Well

SD

English

Fort Bend County

KTRK-DT3

13.3

13

Laff

SD

English

Fort Bend County

KETH-DT

14.1

24

TBN

HD

English

Fort Bend County

KETH-DT2

14.2

24

Hillsong Channel

SD

English

Fort Bend County

KETH-DT3

14.3

24

JUCE TV/ Smile of a Child TV

SD

English

Fort Bend County

KETH-DT4

14.4

24

Enlace USA

SD

English

Fort Bend County

KETH-DT5

14.5

24

TBN Salsa

SD

English

Fort Bend County

KTXH-DT

20.1

19

My Network TV

HD

English

Fort Bend County

KTXH-DT2

20.2

19

Movies!

SD

English

Fort Bend County

KTXH-DT3

20.3

19

Decades

SD

English

Fort Bend County

KTXH-DT4

20.4

19

Buzzr TV

SD

English

Fort Bend County

KLTJ-DT

22.1

23

Daystar

HD

English

Fort Bend County

KRIV-DT

26.1

26

FOX

HD

English

Fort Bend County

KIAH-DT

39.1

38

The CW

HD

English

Fort Bend County

KIAH-DT2

39.2

38

Antenna TV

HD

English

Fort Bend County

KIAH-DT3

39.3

38

Comet

HD

English

Fort Bend County

KXLN-DT

45.1

45

Univision

SD

Spanish

Fort Bend County

KFTH-DT

45.2

36

KFTH-DT

HD

Spanish

Fort Bend County

KXLN-DT

45.3

45

Escape

HD

Spanish

Fort Bend County

KTMD-DT

47.1

48

Tele Mundo

SD

English

Fort Bend County

KTMD-DT2

47.2

48

Tele Xitos

HD

English

Fort Bend County

KTMD-DT3

47.3

48

Cozi TV

HD

English

Fort Bend County

KPXB-DT

49.1

32

ION

SD

English

Fort Bend County

KYAZ-DT

51.1

47

Azteca America

HD

English

Fort Bend County

KYAZ-DT2

51.2

47

VietFace TV

HD

Viet.

Fort Bend County

KJLA-DT5

51.3

47

Saigon

HD

Viet.

Fort Bend County

KTBU-DT

55.1

42

Mega TV

HD

English

Fort Bend County

KTBU-DT2

55.2

42

VAN-TV

SD

Viet.

Fort Bend County

KTBU-DT3

55.3

42

Nacion TV

SD

Spanish

Fort Bend County

KTBU-DT4

55.4

42

Apple

SD

Viet.

Fort Bend County

KTBU-DT5

55.5

42

ITV

SD

Chinese

Fort Bend County

KTBU-DT6

55.6

42

CCTV News

SD

English

Fort Bend County

KUBE-DT

57.1

41

KUBE-TV

HD

English

Missouri City

KUBE-DT2

57.2

41

TheWorks

SD

English

Missouri City

KUBE-DT3

57.3

41

BYN

SD

Viet.

Missouri City

KUBE-DT4

57.4

41

MeTV

SD

English

Missouri City

KZJL-DT

61.1

44

Estrella TV

HD

Spanish

Fort Bend County

KFTH-DT

67.1

36

UniMás

HD

Spanish

Fort Bend County

KFTH-DT2

67.2

36

GetTV

SD

English

Fort Bend County

KFTH-DT3

67.3

36

Grit

SD

English

Fort Bend County

*The Houston media market has additional 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.

 

Cord-Cutting and Houston Sports Fans

Sports in the Boston Area

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, it’s no reason not to cut the cord.  Our Cord-Cutter’s Guide to Houston Sportsshows you how to enjoy your beloved Houston Astros, Rockets, and Texans and still keep your TV antenna.

 

Your TV Antenna in Houston

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 where the Houston area’s TV transmitters are located. 
  • The number of buildings, trees, and other obstructions between your home and the broadcast towers.
  • Which Houston 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.

Cut the Cord in Houston

A TV antenna in the Houston 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 Georgians 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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