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Rescan your TV to continue receiving WMYS

How to rescan your television

Rescanning is a simple process. All you need is your TV remote and these general steps to guide you through the process.

  1. Using your television's remote control, press the Menu or Settings option. (Note: a "Smart TV" may have a smart button that must be used to access the settings menu. It will generally have the manufacturer's logo on it.)
  2. Locate Channels or Tuner Set Up option.
  3. Check the menu for an option of Antenna Type or Connection Type followed by either Antenna or Cable.
  4. Make sure that the designated setting is Antenna
  5. From the menu, choose Digital Channel Search (based on manufacturer, alternate choices may include Channel Scan, Channel Search or Autoprogram.)
  6. Allow the TV to complete the search. During the search, you will see a bar listing how many channels have been found.
  7. Once complete, confirm the menu prompt, then press an exit or quit option.

NOTE: All TV manufacturers differ, so menu options, wording and other items may vary. The best way to complete the channel scan is to refer to the TV owner's manual.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why is WMYS moving to a new over-the-air channel?

Congress authorized the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to auction off broadcast TV frequencies – or airwaves – to make more airwaves available for wireless services throughout the country. WMYS must move to the frequency allotted to us by August 29th, 2018. As a result, you’ll need to rescan your TV to continue watching WMYS, My Michiana.

What about other stations in South Bend? Will they be broadcasting on new channels?

In August, 2018, only WMYS will be moving to new over-the air channels. All other stations in South Bend will stay on their respective channels until September, 2019 when they too, will move to newly assigned channels.

Will this channel change affect other Weigel stations I watch, like MeTV, Decades, MOVIES! and Telemundo?

Yes, it will. On August 29th, you will need to rescan to continue watching Telemundo (69.2) and Decades (69.3). Me-TV (57.2) and MOVIES! (57.3) will still be available without rescanning.

How does it impact me and what do I need to do?

If you rely on an antenna to receive free, over-the-air TV, you will need to rescan your TV on or after August 29, 2018 to continue to see WMYS. If you subscribe to cable or Dish Network– you do not need to do anything. If you subscribe to Direct TV and watch WMYS, you will need to rescan.

How will I know when to rescan?

WMYS will be airing daily PSAs and crawls to remind over-the-air viewers about the date of the channel change and the need to rescan. You will need to rescan on August 29th.

How do I rescan my television?

Rescanning is a simple process. All you need is your TV remote and these general steps to guide you through the process.

  1. Using your television's remote control, press the Menu or Settings option. (Note: a "Smart TV" may have a smart button that must be used to access the settings menu. It will generally have the manufacturer's logo on it.)
  2. Locate Channels or Tuner Set Up option.
  3. Check the menu for an option of Antenna Type or Connection Type followed by either Antenna or Cable.
  4. Make sure that the designated setting is Antenna
  5. From the menu, choose Digital Channel Search (based on manufacturer, alternate choices may include Channel Scan, Channel Search or Autoprogram.)
  6. Allow the TV to complete the search. During the search, you will see a bar listing how many channels have been found.
  7. Once complete, confirm the menu prompt, then press an exit or quit option.

NOTE: All TV manufacturers differ, so menu options, wording and other items may vary. The best way to complete the channel scan is to refer to the TV owner's manual.

Will my TV stations get new numbers?

After you rescan your TV set, your local TV stations will still be found at their usual channel numbers.

If I need help rescanning, who do I call?

If you have difficulty, you can call us at 574-344-5500 during normal business hours (Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.) and we will be happy to walk you through the process and answer any questions. You can also consult the owner's manual for your television for more detailed instructions on how to run a channel scan, or contact customer service for your TV or converter box manufacturer.

What does a channel move entail?

For WMYS in August 2018, changes will happen behind the scenes that will not be noticeable to viewers. The channel changes to be made by the remaining stations in South Bend in September 2019, will require more lengthy preparation. It could involve relocating the broadcast antenna to another position on the tower. Some stations will need new, heavier antennas and may need to reinforce their current tower or build a new one that can hold the weight. All these preparations will happen throughout the next year and a half to assure a smooth channel transition in September 2019.

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