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Free TV in Indianapolis

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Indianapolis is Indiana’s capital city as well as its largest city.  It’s also the second most populous city in the Midwest.  Many residents in the greater Indianapolis area enjoy a good life that’s a direct result of the area’s robust economy.  Auto manufacturing is prominent in Indy’s economy, as is health care, social services, and retail trade.  The city is also a hotbed of arts, cultural, cuisine, and entertainment venues, as well as museums.  If you like sports, Indianapolis is also home to a pro football team, men’s and women’s pro basketball teams, and an abundance of auto races held at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.  As a Midwestern metropolitan areas go, Indianapolis pretty much has it all!

While Indianapolis is a great place to live, it’s also a great place to watch TV.  The transmitters of more than 20 local TV stations broadcast a wide variety of free HDTV on a number of channels and sub-channels.  With a TV antenna and a few other pieces of equipment, you can enjoy all this free local programming.  It’s called “cutting the cord,” and many Indianapolis residents are doing it.  This is why you’re probably seeing TV antennas atop your neighbors’ houses.  If you’re ready to enjoy free TV in Indianapolis, it’s time to cut the cord.     

 

The Indianapolis TV Market

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If you call the greater Indianapolis area your home, you live in one of 33 counties in Indiana.  Your home is one of the more than 1,086,000 households, and you’re one of the area’s more than 1.9 million residents.  The Indianapolis media market features 12 English-speaking TV stations, three Spanish stations, three religious stations, and six TV stations in the outlying areas of Martinsville, Bloomington, Muncie, and Marion.  Here’s a look at most of the free TV in Indianapolis:

Station

Ch.

RF

Network

HD?

Lang.

Tower Location

WTTV-DT

4.1

48

CBS

HD

English

Trafalgar

WTTV-DT2

4.2

48

Indiana’s 4.2

SD

English

Trafalgar

WTTV-DT3

4.3

48

Comet

SD

English

Trafalgar

WRTV-DT

6.1

25

ABC

HD

English

Meridian Hills

WRTV-DT2

6.2

25

Grit

SD

English

Meridian Hills

WRTV-DT3

6.3

25

Laff

SD

English

Meridian Hills

WRTV-DT4

6.4

25

Escape

SD

English

Meridian Hills

WISH-DT

8.1

9

The CW

HD

English

Walnut Dr./Augusta Section

WISH-DT2

8.2

9

Get TV

SD

English

Walnut Dr./Augusta Section

WISH-DT3

8.3

9

Justice Network

SD

English

Walnut Dr./Augusta Section

WTHR-DT

13.1

13

NBC

HD

English

Carmel

WTHR-DT2

13.2

13

Cozi TV

SD

English

Carmel

WTHR-DT3

13.3

13

WALV-CD

SD

English

Carmel

WLFI-DT

18.1

11

CBS

SD

English

Clinton County

WLFI-DT2

18.2

11

GetTV

HD

English

Clinton County

WLFI-DT3

18.3

11

Ion

SD

English

Clinton County

WFYI-DT

20.1

21

PBS

SD

English

Meridian Hills

WFYI-DT2

20.2

21

V-me

SD

English

Meridian Hills

WFYI-DT3

20.3

21

Create/ Classic Arts Showcase

HD

English

Meridian Hills

WFYI-DT4

20.4

21

PBS Kids

SD

English

Meridian Hills

WNDY-DT

23.1

32

My Network TV

SD

English 

White River Twp.

WNDY-DT2

23.2

32

Bounce TV

SD

English

White River Twp.

WNDY-DT3

23.3

32

WISH TV

SD

English

White River Twp.

WTTK-DT

29.1

48

CBS

HD

English

Trafalgar

WTTK-DT2

29.2

48

Indiana’s 4.2

SD

English

Trafalgar

WTTK-DT3

29.3

48

Comet

SD

English

Trafalgar

WTIU-DT

30.1

14

PBS

HD

English

Sare Road

WTIU-DT2

30.2

14

World

SD

English

Sare Road

WTIU-DT3

30.3

14

Create

SD

English

Sare Road

WTIU-DT4

30.4

14

V-me

SD

English

Sare Road

WHMB-DT

40.1

20

WHMB

HD

English  

Walnut Dr./NW Indy

WHMB-DT2

40.2

20

World Harvest TV

SD

English

Walnut Dr./NW Indy

WHMB-DT3

40.3

20

All Sports

SD

English

Walnut Dr./NW Indy

WCLJ-DT

42.1

42

TBN

HD

English

Johnson County

WCLJ-DT2

42.2

42

Hillsong Channel

SD

English

Johnson County

WCLJ-DT3

42.3

42

JUCE/ Smile of a Child TV

SD

English 

Johnson County

WCLJ-DT4

42.4

42

Enlace

SD

English

Johnson County

WCLJ-DT5

42.5

42

TBN Salsa

SD

English

Johnson County

WIPB-DT

49.1

23

PBS

HD

English

Delaware County

WIPB-DT2

49.2

23

Indiana Channel

SD

English

Delaware County

WIPB-DT3

49.3

23

WBST-FM

SD

English

Delaware County

WXIN-DT

59.1

45

Fox

HD

English

Westlane Rd.

WXIN-DT2

59.2

45

Antenna TV

SD

English

Westlane Rd.

WXIN-DT3

59.3

45

This TV

SD

English

Westlane Rd.

WIPX-DT

63.1

27

Ion

HD

English  

Johnson County

WIPX-DT2

63.2

27

Qubo

SD

English

Johnson County

WIPX-DT3

63.3

27

Ion Life

SD

English

Johnson County

WIPX-DT4

63.4

27

Ion Shop

SD

English

Johnson County

WIPX-DT5

63.5

27

QVC

HD

English

Johnson County

WIPX-DT6

63.6

27

HSN

SD

English 

Johnson County

WDTI-DT

69.1

44

WDTI/ Daystar

SD

English

Walnut Dr./NW Indy

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

 

What’s Available in Markets Near Indianapolis?

Some Indy cord-cutters might be able to receive TV programming from one of two possible adjacent TV markets in the state.  If you’re a cord-cutter in the western part of the greater Indianapolis area, you might be able to watch some programming in the Terre Haute media market.  Cord-cutters in the northwestern part of the Indianapolis area might get stations and programming in the Lafeyette, IN TV market.  Our TV antenna experts can recommend a TV antenna to help you watch programming from adjacent TV markets in Indianapolis.

 

Cutting the Cord and Sports

Sports in Indianapolis

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 Indianapolis Cord Cutter's Sports Guide  helps you watch your favorite Indianapolis sports teams as well as all the other teams across the country.

 

Your TV Antenna in Indianapolis

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 Indianapolis

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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