Cut the Cord, Buffalo!

Free TV in Buffalo

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Want to watch free HDTV in the Buffalo TV market?  Solid Signal helps you save money by cutting the cord in Buffalo, the City of Good Neighbors.

Located on the eastern shores of Lake Erie and the head of the Niagara River, Buffalo gets its name from a nearby body of water called Buffalo Creek. The creek might have been named after the American Buffalo, or it could have been named Beau Fleuve, which is French for “Beautiful River.”  Either way, the French began exploring the region sometime in 1620, and Buffalo eventually was settled it in 1804.  Its location allowed Buffalo to become a center for commerce.  It also was a destination point for the Underground Railroad, which allowed escaped slaves from the American South to find freedom in nearby Canada.  Obviously, Buffalo is an area rich in American history.

Today, Buffalonians like you have enjoyed the area’s continuing economic development.  This rebirth was spurred by recent growth from local colleges, universities, and other industry sectors.  Various and diverse industries thrive in and around Buffalo.  For example, the area is home to Kaleida Health, M&T Bank, and many other top employers.  Buffalo’s diverse population and economy has given rise to the area’s unique character as well as its wide variety of cultural cuisine.  Buffalo is also home to a flourishing music, fine art, and performing arts scene, as well as more than 20 parks and two professional sports teams.  Whether you refer to it as the City of Good Neighbors, the City of Light, or Nickel City, Buffalo is a great place to call home. 

   

The Buffalo TV Market     

The TV Market in Buffalo

Did you know that the Buffalo metropolitan area is an excellent place to enjoy free HDTV?  The transmitters of many TV stations dot the local landscape.  These towers broadcast a wide variety of free HDTV to more than 596,000 households and 1.3 million people in the greater Buffalo area.  This is why you might be seeing TV antennas atop some of your neighbor’s homes.  If you decide to cut the cord on cable TV, here is a look at the free TV in the Buffalo media market:          

Station

Ch.

RF

Network

HD?

Lang.

Tower Location

WGRZ-DT

2.1

33

NBC

HD

English

South Wales, NY

WGRZ-DT2

2.2

33

Antenna TV

SD

English

South Wales, NY

WGRZ-DT3

2.3

33

Justice Network

SD

English

South Wales, NY

WIVB-DT

4.1

39

CBS

HD

English

Colden, NY

WKBW-DT

7.1

38

ABC

HD

English

Center St./ Colden, NY

WKBW-DT2

7.2

38

Laff

SD

English

Center St./ Colden, NY

WKBW-DT3

7.3

38

Escape

SD

English

Center St./ Colden, NY

WKBW-DT4

7.4

38

Grit

SD

English

Center St./ Colden, NY

WNED-DT

17.1

43

WNED/ PBS

HD

English

Grand Island, NY

WNED-DT2

17.2

43

Create

SD

English

Grand Island, NY

WNED-DT3

17.3

43

PBS Kids

SD

English

Grand Island, NY

WNLO-DT

23.1

32

The CW

HD

English

Grand Island, NY

WNLO-DT2

23.2

32

Bounce TV

SD

English

Grand Island, NY

WNYB-DT

26.1

26

TCT

HD

English

Center Road

WNYB-DT2

26.2

26

TCT Family

SD

English

Center Road

WNYB-DT3

26.3

26

Aramaic

SD

English

Center Road/

WUTV-DT

29.1

14

WUTV/Fox

HD

English

White-haven Rd.

WUTV-DT2

29.2

14

The Country Network

SD

English

White-haven Rd.

WUTV-DT3

29.3

14

Grit

SD

English

White-haven Rd.

WNYO-DT

49.1

49

My Network TV

HD

English

Cowles-ville

WNYO-DT2

49.2

49

ASN

SD

English

Cowles-ville

WNYO-DT3

49.3

49

Comet TV

SD

English

Cowles-ville

WNYO-DT4

49.4

 49

GetTV

SD

English

Cowles-ville

WPXJ-DT

51.1

23

ION

HD

English

Pavilion, NY

WPXJ-DT2

51.2

23

Qubo

SD

English

Pavilion, NY

WPXJ-DT3

51.3

23

Ion Life

SD

English

Pavilion, NY

WPXJ-DT4

51.4

23

Ion Shop

SD

English

Pavilion, NY

WPXJ-DT5

51.5

23

QVC

SD

English

Pavilion, NY

WPXJ-DT6

51.6

23

HSN

SD

English

Pavilion, NY

WBBZ-DT

67.1

7

MeTV

HD

English

Erie County

WBBZ-DT2

67.2

7

Heroes & Icons

SD

English

Erie County

WBBZ-DT3

67.3

7

MeTV

SD

English

Erie County

WBBZ-DT4

67.4

7

Daystar

SD

English

Erie County

*The Buffalo media market has some 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.    

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Cutting the Cord and Sports

Sports in Buffalo

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, we urge you not to give up on cutting the cord just yet!  Our Cord Cutter's Sports Guide helps you watch all your favorite pro sports teams.

 

Your TV Antenna in the Buffalo TV Market

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 Buffalo

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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