WOSU TV Broadcasting at Full Power – Time to RESCAN
WOSU TV’s over-the-air signal is now at full power! Our signal should be restored in most cases by antenna viewers doing a complete RESCAN of your television set. We apologize for the inconvenience. This was an FCC-mandated transition that resulted in the installation of a new transmitter and antenna on our tower in Westerville. That work was delayed by rain and high winds over the past two weeks.
After rescanning, WOSU’s channels might return on some TVs between 16.2 and 16.5. Adjustments will be made in the coming days to have our four channels return to 34.1 – 34.4 with an additional rescan possible for viewers whose rescan returns channels 16.2-16.5.
WOSU has been updating our equipment to comply with FCC requirements, which has caused brief interruptions to your over-the-air signal on WOSU TV, WOSU Ohio, WOSU Plus (Create) and WOSU Kids. Check this page for up-to-date information about what’s happening throughout the process. Work has been taking place throughout March and continuing into early April 2020.
Once the work is completed, if you use an antenna to get WOSU TV you will need to rescan your television to find our channels. Learn how to rescan your television through the video below.
When is it happening?
Work has been taking place throughout March and is continuing into early April. We believe the work will be complete by Friday, April 3, 2020.
Viewers with Spectrum cable television service should not experience any signal interruption. If you are a Spectrum subscriber and experience problems, please contact Spectrum directly. However, if you watch WOSU via any other cable or satellite providers as well as YouTube TV, please note that the signal could be interrupted at some point in the process.
Why is it happening?
Recently, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) held an auction to reallocate TV broadcast airwaves for wireless internet broadband services. You can learn more about this process on the FCC website.
How will this affect me?
Viewers who subscribe to cable or satellite television will not have to rescan – their service provider will do this for them. If you use an antenna to get WOSU TV you will need to rescan your television to find our channels.
How do I rescan my television?
Rescanning is a straightforward process, select “scan” or “autotune” from your TV or converter box control menu to start the scanning process. Instructions are usually available by pressing the “set-up” or “menu” buttons on your remote control.