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What does RESCAN & REPACKING mean for you?

 

As part of the FCC’s recent spectrum auction, WPBT-WXEL-WURH (The Health Channel), channels 2-1, 2-2, 2-3, 25-1 and 42-1, along with other TV stations in the area must repack or change their existing transmission facilities to new facilities.

As part of this repack, in early January, we’ll be moving to temporary facilities to facilitate the installation of a new antenna and transmission system temporarily at reduced power. The new antenna and transmission system will bring better coverage to the area. If you watch us over the air, using a DTV antenna to watch us for free, you might lose us during the installation process, but no worries because we will back. Viewers who do not watch us directly over the air such as cable and satellite, subscribers should not be affected.

On February 1st or shortly thereafter, when we plan to move to our new frequency, if you are using an antenna to watch TV for free, you must rescan your TV. Once you rescan, you’ll still find all your favorite programs on the same channels. Again, this only affects viewers who watch us directly over the air using a DTV antenna and not those viewers who use paid services such as cable and satellite television service providers.

Rescanning is straightforward and requires no new equipment or services. Select “scan” or “autotune” from your TV or converter box menu. Instructions are often found by pressing the “set-up” or “menu” buttons on your remote control. For best results, you may wish to do the rescan during the middle of the day when there is no inclement weather in the area. Other television stations may suggest that you also rescan your set soon. Each time you rescan, please make sure that channels 2-1, 2-2, 2-3, 25-1 and 42-1 will appear on your television set. This rescanning process should stabilize after April 12, 2019 in our viewing area.

If you watch TV through a cable or satellite service provider, you do not need to rescan. Your service provider will do it for you.

Below is a video tutorial which explains how to autotune your TV set.

If after you rescan your TV set, you still cannot find us, please fill out our contact form and specify in the subject line that you need Technical Support.

TV Answers

How to Rescan Your TV and Converter Box

View this web tutorial to learn how to rescan your TVs and converter boxes to prepare for stations' frequency moves.

For more information about rescanning your TV go to: https://www.fcc.gov/TVrescan and http://tvanswers.org/

Where to find Create and South Florida PBS Kids on Cable:


Comcast Deerfield Beach
Create 202
Kids 200

Comcast Grand Palms
Create 1198
Kids 1197

Hallandale
Create 202
Kids 1197

Comcast Davie
Create 1198
Kids 1197

Comcast Ft. Lauderdale
Create 202
Kids 200

Comcast North Dade
Create 202
Kids 1197

Comcast Stuart
Create 204
Kids 1194

Comcast West Palm
Create 1195
Kids 200

Comcast Palm Beach Gardens
Create 204
Kids 200

Comcast Pahokee
Create 204
Kids 1194

Comcast Clewiston
Create 204
Kids 200

Comcast Boca
Create 1195
Kids 1194

Comcast Caloosa - Palm Beach Gardens
Create 204
Kids 1194

Comcast - Centura Park
Create 1198
Kids 1197

If you cannot find Create and/or South Florida PBS Kids on any of these channels, please check additional local listings here.