It’s time to rescan your television to continue to watch WINK

Writer: Derrick Shaw
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Consumer Reports tests HDTV antennas. Credit: Consumer Reports

If you are one of many Southwest Floridians who watch broadcast television using an antenna, you must rescan your TV or converter box to continue watching WINK-TV programming.

Why? Because the FCC is requiring all stations to move digital frequency locations. The good news is you do not need to purchase new equipment or services to rescan.

WINK (CBS) and WXCW (CW) moved frequencies on March 13.

If you are a cable or satellite subscriber you do not need to take action.

MOREConsumer Guide from the FCC

How to Rescan Your Antenna TV

Select Scan or Autotune from your TV or converter box control menu to start the scanning process. Your TV will do the rest. This process usually takes a few minutes to complete.

Once your rescan is complete you will still find our stations on the same channel numbers.

Still having issues? Consult the TV or converter box owner’s manual for detailed instructions on how to run a channel scan, or contact customer service for your TV or converter box manufacturer. For additional assistance, contact the FCC’s consumer hotline at 1-888-225-5322 and press prompt number 6. This is a government call center not affiliated with WINK-TV.


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