Cut the Cord, Knoxville!

Free TV in Knoxville

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Want to watch free HDTV in the Knoxville TV market?  Solid Signal helps you cut the cord in the “Heart of the Valley.”

When Knoxville was settled in the late 1700s, it was the capital of Tennessee.  The city’s economy began to boom after the railroad extended services to the area in 1855.  During the Civil War, the city was torn over the issue of secession and was occupied by Confederate and Union armies at different times.  After the Civil War, Knoxville experience another economic boom as a major center for marble distribution, which earned it the nickname “Marble City.”  This manufacturing base eventually collapsed during the 1920s, which led to Knoxville’s economic stagnation.  The city’s economy got a huge boost in 1982 when it played host to the World’s Fair.  This led to further revitalization by the city’s leaders and private developers, which helped encourage economic growth in K-Town.

If you live in Knoxville these days, you make your home in a thriving community.  The area’s economy is a diverse one, with more than 19,000 registered businesses in and around the city.  Some of Knoxville’s biggest employers include Pilot Flying J, The H.T. Hackney Company, and Tombras Group.  The city is also home to the University of Tennessee, which is also a major contributor to the city’s economy.  On the arts and cultural side, Knoxville hosts a huge amount of diverse festivals and events, and boasts many sites of interest including zoos, museums, and historical landmarks.  Knoxville also is called the “Gateway to the Great Smoky Mountains.” Its location provides plenty of recreational opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts.  To be honest, Knoxville has it all!

        

The Knoxville TV Market     

The TV Market in Knoxville

Did you know that the Knoxville area is an excellent place to enjoy free HDTV?  The transmitters of many TV stations dot the local landscape.  You’ll find many of them atop Sharp's Ridge near the city's Oakwood section just north of downtown Knoxville.  These towers broadcast a wide variety of free HDTV to the 514,000+ households and more than 837,000 people in the greater Knoxville 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 Knoxville:                 

Station

Ch.

RF

Network

HD?

Lang.

Tower Location

WATE-DT

6.1

26

ABC

HD

English

Sharp’s Ridge/ N. Knoxville

WATE-DT2

6.2

26

GetTV

SD

English

Sharp’s Ridge/ N. Knoxville

WATE-DT3

6.3

26

Laff

SD

English

Sharp’s Ridge/ N. Knoxville

WKNX-DT

7.1

7

WKNX-TV

HD

English

Sharp’s Ridge/ N. Knoxville

WKNX-DT2

7.2

7

Daystar

SD

English

Sharp’s Ridge/ N. Knoxville

WVLT-DT

8.1

30

CBS

HD

English

Sharp’s Ridge/ N. Knoxville

WVLT-DT2

8.2

30

My Network & Antenna TV

SD

English

Sharp’s Ridge/ N. Knoxville

WBIR-DT

10.1

10

NBC

HD

English

Sharp’s Ridge/ N. Knoxville

WBIR-DT2

10.2

10

MeTV

SD

English 

Sharp’s Ridge/ N. Knoxville

WBIR-DT3

10.3

10

Justice Network

SD

English

Sharp’s Ridge/ N. Knoxville

WKOP-DT

15.1

17

PBS

HD

English

Sharp’s Ridge/ N. Knoxville

WKOP-DT2

15.2

17

PBS Kids

SD

English

Sharp’s Ridge/ N. Knoxville

WKOP-DT3

15.3

17

Create

SD

English

Sharp’s Ridge/ N. Knoxville

WBXX-DT

20.1

20

The CW

HD

English

SW Anderson County

WBXX-DT2

20.2

20

Escape

SD

English

SW Anderson County

WTNZ-DT

43.1

34

Fox

HD

English

Sharp’s Ridge/ N. Knoxville

WTNZ-DT2

43.2

34

Bounce TV

SD

English

Sharp’s Ridge/ N. Knoxville

WTNZ-DT3

43.3

34

GritTV

SD

English

Sharp’s Ridge/ N. Knoxville

WVLR-DT

48.1

48

Christian Television Network

HD

English

Grainger County

WPXK-DT

54.1

23

ION

HD

English

Sharp’s Ridge/ N. Knoxville

WPXK-DT2

54.2

23

qubo

SD

English

Sharp’s Ridge/ N. Knoxville

WPXK-DT3

54.3

23

IONLife

SD

English

Sharp’s Ridge/ N. Knoxville

WPXK-DT4

54.4

23

Shop

SD

English

Sharp’s Ridge/ N. Knoxville

WPXK-DT5

54.5

23

HSN

SD

English

Sharp’s Ridge/ N. Knoxville

WPXK-DT6

54.6

23

QVC

SD

English

Sharp’s Ridge/ N. Knoxville

*This 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.      

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Cutting the Cord and Sports

Sports in Knoxville

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.  We’re sympathetic to Gulf Coast sports fans who want to see their favorite pro sports teams.  Our Cord Cutter's Sports Guide gives you a way to enjoy your favorite pro baseball, basketball, football, and hockey teams after you cut the cord.  

 

Your TV Antenna in the Knoxville 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 in Knoxville.

 

Cutting the Cord in Eastern Tennessee

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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