Cut the Cord, Sacramento!

Free TV in Sacramento

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Want free TV instead of costly cable bills in the Sacramento-Stockton-Modesto TV market?  Solid Signal can help you save big by cutting the cord in Sacramento.

The Sacramento-Stockton-Modesto area provides a unique version of the California life.  It trades the beaches, glitz, and film industry connections of its southern neighbors for a life that’s more relaxed and rural.  Sacramento is the state’s capital, and state and county government is the area’s largest employer.  In contrast, Stockton is home to rolling farmlands, though telecommunications and manufacturing also play an important economic role.  A little further south is Modesto, also known as “Tree City USA.”  The area is home to even more farmland, many large food companies, and the Ernest & Julio Gallo Winery.  These and many more features combine to give Sacramento-Stockton-Modesto its charming character. As a proud Northern Californian who calls this area home, you probably wouldn’t want it any other way.

After a long day at work in the Sacramento area, you probably want to unwind at home with your favorite TV shows.  Have you ever thought about how much you’re spending for cable TV?  Chances are that it’s too much.  Do you know that there are TV broadcast towers in Walnut Grove and a few other areas that offer free high-definition television?  All you need is the right TV antenna to get them, and you’ll never have to pay another expensive cable bill.  What we’re talking about is called “cutting the cord,” and many in the Sacramento-Stockton-Modesto area have done it.  Perhaps you’ll be the next Northern Californian to cut the cord on cable TV? 

 

The Sacramento-Stockton-Modesto TV Market

The TV Market in Orlando

If you live in the Sacramento-Stockton-Modesto area, you reside in one of 16 counties in northern California – Amador, Calaveras, Colusa, El Dorado (west), Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Sacramento, San Joaquin, Sierra, Solano (east), Stanislaus, Sutter, Tuolumne, Yolo, or Yuba.  Your home is one of the more than 1,349,000 households, and you’re one of the area’s 4.1 million residents.  There’s a wide variety of TV programming with plenty of free channels and sub channels in this TV market, which makes it a great place to cut the cord.

Cutting the cord in the Sacramento-Stockton-Modesto media market gives you all this free TV: 

Station

Ch.

RF

Network

HD?

Lang.

Tower Location

KCRA-DT

3.1

35

NBC

HD

English

Walnut Grove

KCRA-DT2

3.2

35

MeTV

SD

English

Walnut Grove

KVIE-DT

6.1

9

PBS

HD

English

Walnut Grove

KVIE-DT2

6.2

9

PBS Encore

SD

English

Walnut Grove

KVIE-DT3

6.3

9

WORLD Channel

SD

English

Walnut Grove

KVIE-DT4

6.4

9

V-me

SD

Spanish

Walnut Grove

KXTV-DT

10.1

10

ABC

HD

English

Walnut Grove

KXTV-DT2

10.2

10

Justice Network

SD

English

Walnut Grove

KXTV-DT3

10.3

10

Heroes & Icons

SD

English

Walnut Grove

KOVR-DT

13.1

25

CBS

HD

English

Walnut Grove

KOVR-DT2

13.2

25

Decades

SD

English

Walnut Grove

KUVS-DT

19.1

18

Univision

HD

Spanish

Valley Springs

KUVS-DT3

19.3

18

Bounce TV

SD

English

Valley Springs

KUVS-DT4

19.4

18

Escape

SD

English

Valley Springs

KSPX-DT

29.1

48

Ion

HD

English

Walnut Grove

KSPX-DT2

29.2

48

Qubo

SD

English

Walnut Grove

KSPX-DT3

29.3

48

Ion Life

SD

English

Walnut Grove

KSPX-DT4

29.4

48

Ion Life

SD

English

Walnut Grove

KSPX-DT5

29.5

48

Ion Shop

SD

English  

Walnut Grove

KSPX-DT6

29.6

48

QVC

SD

English

Walnut Grove

KMAX-DT

31.1

21

The CW

HD

English

Locke

KTXL-DT

40.1

40

Fox

HD

English

Walnut Grove

KTXL-DT2

40.2

40

Antenna TV

SD

English

Walnut Grove

KTXL-DT3

40.3

40

This TV

SD

English

Walnut Grove

KQCA-DT

58.1

46

My Network TV

HD

English

Walnut Grove

KQCA-DT2

58.2

46

Movies!

SD

English

Walnut Grove

KQCA-DT3

58.3

46

EstrellaTV

SD

Spanish

Walnut Grove

KTFK-DT

64.1

26

Uni vision

HD

Spanish

Walnut Grove

KTFK-DT2

64.2

26

UniMas

SD

Spanish

Walnut Grove

KTFK-DT3

64.3

26

GetTV

SD

English

Walnut Grove

KTFK-DT4

64.4

26

Grit

SD

English

Walnut Grove

*The Sacramento-Stockton-Modesto 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.  

 

Cord-Cutters and Sports

Sports in Sacramento

While cord-cutting offers more channels and better-quality reception, most media markets have blackouts on professional sports.  This limits the amount of pro sports games cord-cutters can watch on TV.  While this presents a challenge, Solid Signal has ways for cord cutters such as yourself to see your favorite pro sports.  Check out our Sacramento Cord-Cutter’s Sports Guide for ways to see your favorite teams after you cut the cord.

 

What’s Available in TV Markets Near Sacramento?

Like many TV markets across the country, the greater Sacramento area has at least one nearby media market where cord-cutters can pull in additional programming – the San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose market. Whether you receive this programming depends upon where you live and what type of TV antenna you have.  If you’re interested in receiving additional TV shows from this adjacent media market, Solid Signal can help.

Your TV Antenna in Sacramento

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 Sacramento-Stockton-Modesto

A TV antenna gives you the most channels, best reception, and no cable bills.  Do you need another reason to become a cord-cutter?  Let us match you with the best TV antenna for your situation.  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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