Cut the Cord, Providence-New Bedford!

Free TV in Providence

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Want to watch free TV in the Providence-New Bedford area?  Solid Signal helps you save money by cutting the cord in southern Rhode Island and Massachusetts.

The Providence area is rich in American history and tradition while also being a thriving modern area on the eastern seaboard.  Providence is the capital of Rhode Island and the state’s most populous city.  Roger Williams founded the area in 1636 and named it in honor of “God’s merciful providence.”  The city quickly became a hotbed of various manufacturing industries.  Today, universities, hospitals, banks, and corporations feed the local economy.  In 2009, Providence began rebranding itself as the “Creative Capital,” which places emphasis upon its flourishing arts community.  Its historic landmarks, unique neighborhoods, and more continue to define the unique character of Providence, aka the "Renaissance City."

Do you live in New Bedford, Massachusetts?  If so, you reside in the state’s sixth-largest city.  In the 19th century, people called New Bedford the “The Whaling City” because it once was an important whaling port along the East Coast.  While whaling is no longer a part of the New Bedford’s economy, commercial fishing continues to be.  So does manufacturing and a variety of other industries that include tourism.  The city’s many fairs and festivals draw people from all over, which helps boost the local hotel and other service industries.  New Bedford’s museums, historic districts, and entertainment options continue to be popular among locals and visitors alike.  All this and more makes New Bedford a wonderful place to work and live.

   

The Providence-New Bedford TV Market     

The TV Market in Providence

Did you know that the Providence 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 616,000 households and 1.6 million people in Providence and New Bedford.  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 you'll get in the Providence-New Bedford media market:          

Station

Ch.

RF

Network

HD?

Lang.

Tower Location

WLNE-DT

6.1

49

ABC

HD

English

Rehoboth, MA

WLNE-DT2

6.2

49

Grit

SD

English

Rehoboth, MA

WLNE-DT3

6.3

49

Escape

SD

English

Rehoboth, MA

WJAR-DT

10.1

50

NBC

HD

English

Rehoboth, MA

WJAR-DT2

10.2

50

MeTV

SD

English

Rehoboth, MA

WJAR-DT3

10.3

50

Comet

SD

English

Rehoboth, MA

WJAR-DT4

10.4

50

TBD

SD

English

Rehoboth, MA

WPRI-DT

12.1

13

CBS

HD

English

Rehoboth, MA

WPRI-DT2

12.2

13

Bounce TV

SD

English

Rehoboth, MA

WPRI-DT3

12.3

13

GetTV

SD

English

Rehoboth, MA

WLWC-DT

28.1

22

The CW

HD

English

Ashley Heights/ Freetown, MA

WLWC-DT2

28.2

22

Movies!

SD

English

Ashley Heights/ Freetown, MA

WLWC-DT3

28.3

22

Decades

SD

English

Ashley Heights/ Freetown, MA

WSBE-DT

36.1

21

PBS

HD

English

Rehoboth, MA

WSBE-DT2

36.2

21

Learn

SD

English

Rehoboth, MA

WSBE-DT3

36.3

21

V-me

SD

English

Rehoboth, MA

WNAC-DT

64.1

12

WNAC/Fox

HD

English

Rehoboth, MA

WNAC-DT2

64.2

12

My Network TV

SD

English

Rehoboth, MA

WNAC-DT3

64.3

12

Laff

SD

English

Rehoboth, MA

WPXQ-DT

69.1

17

Ion

HD

English

Hopkinton, MA

WPXQ-DT2

69.2

17

Qubo

SD

English

Hopkinton, MA

WPXQ-DT3

69.3

17

Ion Life

SD

English

Hopkinton, MA

WPXQ-DT4

69.4

17

Ion Shop

SD

English

Hopkinton, MA

WPXQ-DT5

69.5

17

QVC

SD

English

Hopkinton, MA

WPXQ-DT6

69.6

17

HSN

SD

English

Hopkinton, MA

*The Providence-New Bedford 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.     

  

Cutting the Cord and Sports

Sports in Louisville

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 cord cutting just yet!  Our Cord Cutter's Sports Guide helps you watch all your favorite pro sports teams.

 

Your TV Antenna in the Providence 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 Providence

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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