Cut the Cord, Tampa-St. Petersburg!

Free TV in the Tampa Area

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Want free TV instead of costly cable bills in the Tampa-St. Petersburg area?  Solid Signal is here to help you save big by cutting the cord.

The Tampa-St. Petersburg area is a wonderful place to live; but then, you already know this.  Whether you are a native Tampanian or have relocated there, you play a part in the area’s thriving economy.  Successful Tampa industries include finance, retail, healthcare, insurance, shipping, national defense, professional sports, tourism, and real estate, just to name a few.  Like everyone else in the City of Champions and St. Pete, you work hard and like to play hard, too.  Fortunately, your city’s sunny weather, amazing attractions, and prime location on the Gulf of Mexico provide plenty of leisure-time options.

Tampa is known for its amazing cuisine, pro sports, arts, culture, and entertainment.  And it’s all in your backyard.  But you need money to make the most of all these wonderful opportunities.  Cutting your expenses is a great way to put more cash in your pocket, and your cable TV bill is one you don’t need.  A TV antenna can bring you excellent local programming and put $100 or more back into your pocket each month.  Just think of the all the restaurants, museums, theatres, and other Tampa-area attractions you’ll enjoy once you cut the cord.

 

The Tampa Media Market

The TV Market in Tampa

If you’re in the Tampa-St. Petersburg media market, you live in one of 10 counties – Citrus, Hardee, Hernando, Highlands, Hillsborough, Manatee, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk, or Sarasota.  Your home is one of the more than 1,859,000 households in the nation’s eleventh-largest TV market.  A TV antenna is ideal here because more than 90 percent of the area’s TV transmitters are located in Riverview, FL.  This means you point your antenna in this direction and enjoy lots of free HDTV.  This makes Tampa-St. Petersburg a great place to cut the cord.

Cutting the cord in Tampa-St. Petersburg gives you a wide variety of free TV options:

Station

Ch.

RF

Network

HD?

Lang.

Tower Location

WEDU-DT

3.1

13

PBS

HD

English

Riverview

WEDU-DT2

3.2

13

V-me

SD

Spanish

Riverview

WEDU-DT3

3.3

13

World/ The Florida Channel

SD

English

Riverview

WEDU-DT4

3.4

13

PBS

SD

English

Riverview

WFLA-DT

8.1

7

NBC

HD

English

Riverview

WFLA-DT2

8.2

7

MeTV

SD

English

Riverview

WTSP-DT

10.1

10

CBS

HD

English

Riverview

WTSP-DT2

10.2

10

Antenna TV

SD

English

Riverview

WTSP-DT3

10.3

10

Justice Network

SD

English

Riverview

WTVT-DT

13.1

12

FOX

HD

English

Riverview

WTVT-DT2

13.2

12

Movies!

SD

English

Riverview

WTVT-DT3

13.3

12

Buzzr

SD

English

Riverview

WTVT-DT4

13.4

12

Heroes & Icons

SD

English

Riverview

WUSF-DT

16.1

34

PBS

HD

English

Riverview

WUSF-DT2

16.2

34

WUSF Kids

SD

English

Riverview

WUSF-DT3

16.3

34

Create

SD

English

Riverview

WUSF-DT4

16.4

34

WUSF

SD

English

Riverview

WCLF-DT

22.1

21

CTN

HD

English

Riverview

WCLF-DT2

22.2

21

CTNi

SD

Spanish

Riverview

WCLF-DT3

22.3

21

CTN

SD

English

Riverview

WCLF-DT4

22.4

21

Life Style Family TV

SD

English

Riverview

WFTS-DT

28.1

29

ABC

HD

English

Riverview

WFTS-DT2

28.2

29

Laff

SD

English

Riverview

WFTS-DT3

28.3

29

Grit

SD

English

Riverview

WMOR-DT

32.1

19

WMOR-TV

HD

English

Riverview

WMOR-DT2

32.2

19

This TV

SD

English

Riverview

WMOR-DT3

32.3

19

Estrella TV

SD

Spanish

Riverview

WTTA-DT

38.1

32

My Network TV

HD

English

Riverview

WTTA-DT2

38.2

32

Cozi TV

SD

English

Riverview

WWSB-DT

40.1

24

ABC

HD

English

Manatee County

WTOG-DT

44.1

44

The CW

HD

English

Riverview

WTOG-DT2

44.2

44

Decades

SD

English

Riverview

WFTT-DT

50.1

47

UniMás

HD

Spanish

Riverview

WFTT-DT2

50.2

47

Bounce TV

SD

English

Riverview

WFTT-DT3

50.3

47

GetTV

SD

English

Riverview

WFTT-DT4

50.4

47

Escape

SD

English

Riverview

WVEA-TV

62.1

25

Univision

HD

Spanish

Riverview

WVEA-TV2

62.2

25

LATV

SD

Spanish

Riverview

WXPX-DT

66.1

42

Ion Television

HD

English

Riverview

WXPX-DT2

66.2

42

Qubo

SD

English

Riverview

WXPX-DT3

66.3

42

Ion Life

SD

English

Riverview

WXPX-DT4

66.4

42

Ion Shop

SD

English

Riverview

WXPX-DT5

66.5

42

QVC

SD

English

Riverview

WXPX-DT6

66.6

42

HSN

SD

English

Riverview

*The Tampa-St. Petersburg 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-Cutting and Tampa Sports Fans

Sports in the Tampa 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 Sports in Tampa-St. Petersburg shows you how to enjoy your beloved Houston Astros, Rockets, and Texans and still keep your TV antenna.

 

Your TV Antenna in the Tampa-St.Petersburg 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 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 Tampa-St. Petersburg

A TV antenna gives you the most channels, best reception, and no cable bills.    Do you need another reason to get rid of cable?  We’re here to help you 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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