WTAE Pittsburgh Ready To Move Frequencies
Hearst’s WTAE (ABC) and Cozi TV diginet in Pittsburgh (DMA 24) are moving frequencies on Aug. 24 at 10 a.m.
Viewers who use an over-the-air antenna must “Plan to Rescan” that day to continue watching WTAE and Cozi TV. Rescanning a television requires only the remote control and takes five to 15 minutes, the station said. No new devices, equipment or services are needed.
“Pittsburghers depend on WTAE Channel 4 and Cozi TV as trusted sources for news, weather and entertainment,” said WTAE President-GM Charles W. Wolfertz III. “We are committed to educating our viewers and make the rescan as easy as possible for them.”
If viewers watch WTAE Channel 4 and Cozi TV using cable or satellite, the rescan will happen automatically through their subscription-TV provider.
Over-the-air viewers will need to follow simple steps to rescan. To learn how to rescan, log onto www.wtae.com/rescan
Nearly 1,000 television stations across the country are expected to move to new frequencies by June 2020. The move is a result of the FCC’s recent incentive auction to make additional airwaves available for wireless internet services. WTAE says it will be the first in the market to comply with the FCC plan.