Cut the Cord in Philadelphia

Free TV in the Philadelphia Area

Cord-cutters in Philadelphia get to enjoy a lot of free TV.  With more than 50 programming options in Philly alone, this is one robust TV market!

When people think of Philadelphia, they think of the Declaration of Independence, Liberty Bell, and our great nation’s first capital city.  For others, images of cheesesteaks, hoagies, and soft pretzels might come to mind.  From its pivotal role in American history to its unique cuisine, there’s much to celebrate about the City of Brotherly Love.  The area’s diverse and hardworking people continue to give Philadelphia and the Delaware and Lehigh valleys its unique and vibrant character.

If you live in the Delaware and Lehigh valleys, you have many reasons to cut the cord.  The Philly area also is home to a diverse amount of free TV programming shown on 50 channels and many sub-channels.  A TV antenna is the only way to get all this free HDTV, including all 10 of the top 10-rated shows.  And it’s all brought to your home in crystal-clear HDTV reception.

 

The TV Market in Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington

The TV Market in Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington

The Philadelphia Metropolitan Area encompasses the Delaware and Lehigh valleys.  It’s made up of six counties in eastern Pennsylvania – Berks, Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Lehigh, Montgomery, Northampton, and Philadelphia.  It also encompasses eight counties in New Jersey –  Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester, Salem, and Mercer.  It also includes Kent and New Castle counties in Delaware, and Cecil County in Maryland.  This area has more than 7.1 million people, making it a very significant TV market.

Here’s the ultimate listing of Philadelphia-area TV stations for cord cutters:

Station

Ch.

RF

Network

HD?

Lang.

Tower Location

KJWP-DT

2.1

2

MeTV

HD

English

Phila.

KJWP-DT2

2.2

2

Grit

SD

English

Phila.

KJWP-DT3

2.3

2

Escape

SD

English

Phila.

KJWP-DT4

2.4

2

Justice

SD

English

Phila.

KYW-DT

3.1

26

CBS

HD

English

Phila.

KYW-DT2

3.2

26

Decades

SD

English

Phila.

WACP-DT

4.1

4

WACP

HD

English

Waterford Twp., NJ

WACP-DT3

4.3

4

Ind.

SD

English

Waterford Twp., NJ

WPVI-DT

6.1

6

ABC

HD

English

Phila.

WPVI-DT2

6.2

6

Live Well Net.

SD

English

Phila.

WPVI-DT3

6.3

6

Laff TV

SD

English

Phila.

WCAU-DT

10.1

34

NBC

HD

English

Phila.

WCAU-DT2

10.2

34

Cozi TV

HD

English

Phila.

WCAU-DT3

10.3

34

NBC

SD

English

Phila.

WHYY-DT

12.1

44

PBS

HD

English

Phila.

WHYY-DT2

12.2

44

Y2

SD

English

Phila.

WHYY-DT3

12.3

44

World

SD

English

Phila.

WPHL-DT

17.1

17

My Network TV

HD

English

Phila.

WPHL-DT2

17.2

17

Antenna TV

SD

English

Phila.

WPHL-DT3

17.3

17

This TV

SD

English

Phila.

WPHL-DT4

17.4

17

Comet

SD

English

Phila.

WNJS-DT

23.1

22

PBS

HD

English

Montclair State University (Montclair, NJ)

WTXF-DT

29.1

38

FOX

HD

English

Phila.

WTXF-DT2

29.2

38

Movies

SD

English

Phila.

WTXF-DT4

29.4

38

Buzzr

SD

English

Phila.

WYBE-DT

35.1

35

WYBE

HD

English

Phila.

WYBE-DT2

35.2

35

NHK World

SD

English

Phila.

WYBE-DT3

35.3

35

France 24

SD

English

Phila.

WYBE-DT4

35.4

35

RT

SD

English

Phila.

WYBE-DT5

35.5

35

MHz World view

SD

English

Phila.

WLVT-DT

39.1

39

PBS

HD

English

 Allentown, PA

WLVT-DT3

39.3

39

V-me

SD

Spanish

 Allentown, PA

WLVT-DT4

39.4

39

Create

SD

English

 Allentown, PA

WMGM-DT

40.1

36

SonLife

SD

English

Middle Township, NJ

WMCN-DT

44.1

44

WMCN TV

HD

English

Waterford Twp., NJ

WMCN-DT2

44.2

44

Tuff TV

SD

English

Waterford Twp., NJ

WGTW-DT

48.1

27

TBN

SD

English

Phila.

WGTW-DT2

48.2

27

Hillsong Channel

SD

English

Phila.

WGTW-DT3

48.3

27

JUCE TV/ Smile of a Child TV

SD

English

Phila.

WGTW-DT4

48.4

27

Enlace TV

SD

Spanish

Phila.

WGTW-DT5

48.5

27

TBN Salsa

SD

English

Phila.

WTVE-DT

51.1

25

WTVE

HD

English

 Reading, PA

WTVE-DT2

51.2

25

The Works

SD

English

 Reading, PA

NJTV-DT

52.1

43

PBS

HD

English

Montclair State University (Montclair, NJ)

WPSG-DT

57.1

32

The CW

HD

English

Phila.

WBPH-DT

60.1

9

WBPH

HD

English

Allentown, PA

WBPH-DT2

60.2

9

BizTV

SD

English

Allentown, PA

WPPX-DT

61.1

31

Ion

HD

English

Phila.

WPPX-DT2

61.2

31

Qubo

SD

English

Phila.

WPPX-DT3

61.3

31

Ion Life

SD

English

Phila.

WPPX-DT4

61.4

31

Ion Shop

SD

English

Phila.

WPPX-DT5

61.5

31

QVC

SD

English

Phila.

WPPX-DT6

61.6

31

HSN

SD

English

Phila.

WWSI-DT

62.1

49

Tele mundo

HD

English

Waterford Twp., NJ

WWSI-DT2

62.2

49

Tele Xitos

SD

English

Waterford Twp., NJ

WWSI-DT3

62.3

49

NBC

SD

Spanish

Waterford Twp., NJ

WUVP-DT

65.1

29

Univision

SD

Spanish

Phila.

WUVP-DT2

65.2

29

UniMás

HD

English

Phila.

WUVP-DT3

65.3

29

GetTV

HD

English

Phila.

WUVP-DT4

65.4

29

Bounce TV

HD

English

Phila.

WFMZ-DT

69.1

51

WFMZ 69

SD

English

Allentown, PA

WFMZ-DT2

69.2

51

Accu Weather

SD

English

Allentown, PA

WFMZ-DT3

69.3

51

H&I

SD

English

Allentown, PA

WFMZ-DT4

69.4

51

Retro TV

SD

English

Allentown, PA

*The Philadelphia 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.

 

Cord Cutting and Philadelphia Sports Fans

Sports in the Philadelphia Area

Are the Philadelphia Eagles one of your favorite teams?  Or is it the Phillies, Flyers, or 76ers?  If so, you need to know that cutting the cord limits the amount of pro sports you can see on TV.  While this presents a challenge, you can still watch sports after you the cord.  Our Philadelphia Cord Cutter’s Sports Guide helps you enjoy all your favorite teams.

 

What’s Available in TV Markets Near Philadelphia?

The Philadelphia Area

With a TV antenna, you can receive free programming from stations outside your area.  In the Delaware and Lehigh valleys, this could mean programming from New York City and the Baltimore metropolitan area.  This all depends upon where you live, what type of antenna you have, and the distance between you and the TV station’s transmitter.

Your TV Antenna in Philly

To cut the cord, you need a TV antenna. But you can’t just purchase any antenna and hope for stellar over-the-air TV reception.  No two antennas are the same, and no two over-the-air viewing experiences are the same.  If you’re thinking about cutting the cord, keep these things in mind:

  • How far do you live from the Roxborough section of Philadelphia?  The majority of the city’s over-the-air TV programs are broadcast from transmitters located here.  There also are transmitters in South Mountain, just outside Allentown, PA, and Waterford Township, New Jersey, which is just outside of Hammonton.
  • The number of buildings, trees, and other obstructions between your home and the broadcast towers affects your reception quality.
  • Which Philadelphia TV channels are your favorites?  This information must guide you in deciding whether to get 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.  This data helps us 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 TV antenna guide It highlights the features of some of our popular brands and models of indoor and outdoor TV antennas.  This helps you better understand TV antennas and how they deliver free HDTV.

Cut the Cord in Philadelphia!

Now’s the time to cut the cord in the Philadelphia area.  From Allentown to Atlantic City, and from Coatesville to Cape May, we’ll help you get the best TV reception.  If you’re one of the many TV viewers in this media market area, or plan to become one, Solid Signal can help.  If you’re moving to another TV market, we can help you there, too.  Just call us at 877.312.4547 when you’re ready to cut the cord.


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