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Free TV in Wilkes Barre-Scranton-Hazleton

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Want free HDTV in the Wilkes-Barre-Scranton-Hazleton media market?  Solid Signal helps you save money by cutting the cord in the Wyoming Valley. 

Do you want to cut the cord in Wilkes-Barre?  If so, there’s no small irony in that.  Your city is known as the birthplace of modern cable TV programming.  In November 1972, more than 300 Wilkes-Barre residents were the first to get HBO’s premium cable TV service.  Before that, the city was founded upon the discovery of anthracite coal.  This created a boom economy for Wilkes-Barre and the rest of the Wyoming Valley.  Today, the city continues to undergo much revitalization to improve the lives of everyone in Wilkes-Barre’s many distinct neighborhoods.  The area also features diverse attractions, which include arts and culture, modern casino gambling, parks and recreation, and two minor league sports teams. 

Scranton is another major city in the Pennsylvania’s Wyoming Valley.  Like Wilkes-Barre, Scranton experienced an economic boom as a producer of coal in the 19th century.  In 1880, electric lights were introduced at the Dickson Locomotive works.  Six years after that, the country’s first electric streetcars began to operate here.  This earned Scranton the nickname of “Electric City.”  In more recent days, the city continues to reinvent itself through its revitalization and restoration efforts.  Today, Scranton has a variety of big and small businesses to help support its economy.  It also has four minor league sports teams and many other types of culture and entertainment. 

Like its other neighbors in the Wyoming Valley, Hazleton was built upon the discovery of coal.  This boom created many “patch towns” to be built in and around the city.  These areas exist today as Hazleton’s boroughs and neighborhoods.  While Hazleton’s mining and garment industries have faded, the city is supported by a variety of other types of business.  Hazleton is home to several large companies with distribution, manufacturing, and logistics operations.  The city also has plenty of regional parks, outdoor entertainment, and historic locations.  The diverse communities of Hazleton hosts several ethnic and religious festivals that bring entertainment and participation from the community.         

   

The Wyoming Valley TV Market     

The TV Market in Wilkes Barre-Scranton-Hazleton

Did you know that the Wilkes-Barre-Scranton-Hazleton 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 the 564,000+ households and more than 558,000 people in the Wyoming Valley.  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 available in the Wilkes-Barre-Scranton-Hazleton media market:     

Station

Ch.

RF

Network

HD?

Lang.

Tower Location

WNEP-DT

16.1

50

ABC

HD

English

Penobscot Knob

WNEP-DT2

16.2

50

Antenna TV

SD

English

Penobscot Knob

WNEP-DT3

16.3

50

Justice

SD

English

Penobscot Knob

WYOU-DT

22.1

13

CBS

HD

English

Penobscot Knob

WYOU-DT2

22.2

13

Escape

SD

English

Penobscot Knob

WYOU-DT3

22.3

13

Bounce TV

SD

English

Penobscot Knob

WBRE-DT

28.1

11

NBC

HD

English

Penobscot Knob

WBRE-DT2

28.2

11

Laff

SD

English

Penobscot Knob

WBRE-DT3

28.3

11

Grit

SD

Spanish

Penobscot Knob

WSWB-DT

38.1

31

The CW

HD

English

NW of Scranton

WSWB-DT2

38.2

31

MeTV

SD

English

NW of Scranton

WSWB-DT3

38.3

31

Comet

SD

English

NW of Scranton

WSWB-DT4

38.4

31

ASN Channel

SD

English

NW of Scranton

WVIA-DT

44.1

41

PBS

HD

English

Penobscot Knob

WVIA-DT2

44.2

41

PBS Kids

SD

English

Penobscot Knob

WVIA-DT3

44.3

41

Create

SD

English

Penobscot Knob

WQMY-DT

53.1

29

My Network TV

HD

English

Bald Eagle

WQMY-DT2

53.2

29

Simulcast WOLF

SD

English

Bald Eagle

WQMY-DT3

53.3

29

Simulcast WSWB

SD

English

Bald Eagle

WOLF-DT

56.1

45

Fox

HD

English

Penobscot Knob

WOLF-DT2

56.2

45

Simulcast WSWB

SD

English

Penobscot Knob

*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 Wilkes Barre-Scranton-Hazleton

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 Wyoming Valley sports fans who want to watch their favorite pro teams on TV.  Our Cord Cutter's Sports Guide gives you a way to enjoy your favorite baseball, basketball, football, and hockey teams after you cut the cord.  

 

Your TV Antenna in the Wyoming Valley 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 Wilkes-Barre-Scranton-Hazleton

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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