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Antenna viewers must rescan June 24, 2021 after 10am
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Posted at 10:33 AM, Jun 18, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-18 12:21:27-04

If you use an antenna to watch TV for free, you must rescan your television after June 24, 2021 at 10am to continue receiving this channel.

After this date, viewers with a NextGen TV receiver will get an NextGen TV enhanced viewing experience.

Cable and satellite viewers are not affected.

Rescanning your TV
If you rely on an antenna to watch free, over-the-air television, you must rescan your TV set after (date) at (time) to continue to receive (station). Rescanning is when your TV finds all of the available channels in your area. You do not need to purchase new equipment or services to rescan. If you are a cable or satellite subscriber, a rescan is not required.

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

Once your rescan is complete you will still find WMAR on the same channel number as before. If you have rescanning difficulties, you can usually find instructions by selecting the Set-Up or Menu button on your television or converter box remote control. You can also 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.

What is NextGen TV?
With NEXTGEN TV, you can immerse yourself in stunning video with brilliant color, sharper images and deeper contrast that’ll make you feel like you’re really there. You can feel the power of movie theater-quality sound that lets you hear every voice clearly and offers consistent volume across channels. Over time, NEXTGEN TV will also be enhanced with Internet Content to get the most out of live sports, live news, live events and more, in real time.

With NEXTGEN TV, the TV you buy today is designed to be upgradable with the advancements of tomorrow. NEXTGEN TV (sometimes called ATSC 3.0) is the third generation of digital TV technology and a giant technological step forward for TV viewers. When combined with an Internet connection, NEXTGEN TV can merge broadcast TV with content from broadband sources. Look for the NEXTGEN TV logo marketed with television sets made by LG Electronics, Samsung, and Sony for an amazing viewing and listening experience. More television manufacturers will be added to that list, too. To learn more, visit WatchNextGenTV.com

The E.W. Scripps Company, the parent company of WMAR-TV, has continued to support this technology as a way of improving the quality of life for millions of people.