Why did my local channels disappear?

There are three most common reasons why your antenna fails to pick up those channels: broken/damaged antenna, installation/aiming issues, and interference issues. Let us first discuss some common antenna installation issues that might cause lost channels and reception failures.

What to do if some TV channels are missing?

2. If you are missing Random Channels

  1. 1) Turn on your TV.
  2. 2) Press [Menu] on your TV remote to bring up the Main menu.
  3. 3) Press [Arrow Down] to the Channel Menu, and then press [Enter].
  4. 4) Press [Arrow Down] to Auto Program, and then press [Enter].

Why am I not getting local channels with my antenna?

Your cables may be loose. If you have loose cables, you’ll most likely get no signal or a spotty signal. So make sure your connections are tight at your TV and your antenna. While you’re checking your connections, also take a look at your cables to make sure they aren’t bent, looped, or otherwise broken.

Why have I lost digital TV channels?

Missing channels are typically caused by antenna or set up faults. Please check that you’ve got your antenna cable connected properly to your TV, set top box or PVR.

How do I rescan TV channels?

To start, on your TV remote, select “Menu” and then “Settings.” Next, select “Channel Setup” and select “Antenna” or “Air,” depending on your TV. Make sure you are not on “Cable.” Select “Channel Search” or “Channel Scan.” Keep in mind that steps to perform a channel scan may vary.

How do I run channel auto scan?


  1. Press the HOME button.
  2. Scroll down to the inputs section then select CHANNELS.
  3. Press the menu button on the remote and move to TV options then select SETTINGS (last option).
  4. Then go to Channel sources and choose CHANNELS. Lastly, choose AIR/CABLE and run AUTO-SCAN.

How do you get local channels?

How to watch local tv channels over the internet

  1. Purchase an HD antenna.
  2. Subscribe to the TV channel’s app.
  3. Live TV streaming app subscription.
  4. Live stream local news online on their website.
  5. Watch the clips on Youtube.

Do you need to rescan for cable TV?

You do not need to rescan if you are a subscriber to cable or satellite TV. Your provider will update your local channels for you. Some local TV stations across the country changed their over-the-air broadcast frequencies from 2018-2020 as part of a plan to open airwaves for new high-speed wireless services.

Do you lose your local channels if you have cable?

If you’re a cable or satellite subscriber, you’re not affected. Not all local channels are changing, and this rescan process will happen in waves, so don’t expect all your channels to switch at the same time.

What happens when you rescan your TV antenna?

Last week’s “Rescan Day,” the day when TV antenna users were to rescan their TVs to find the new frequencies for local channels, wasn’t as simple a process as the FCC led consumers to believe. In fact, even after rescanning several times on or after the Sept. 11 date advertised, many local viewers still lost channels that simply would not return.

What should I do if I Lose my Channel on my antenna?

You’ll notice the problem, or you’ll see a message come across your TV screen. The alert will say something like, “weak or no signal,” “this channel is moving frequencies” or “rescan your TV.” 2.) If you rely on an antenna to watch free, over-the-air TV, you just need to rescan your TV to find your channels again.