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Champaign, Decatur, Springfield, Illinois

WCIA, Ch 3

City of License
Champaign, IL

Virtual        Network          Video        Audio

Channel      Affiliate            Def          Chan 

3.1 

3.2

3.3

3.4

27.2   

CBS

WCIX-MyNetTV 

Bounce

Grit 

TrueCrime Net

1080i

1080i

  480i-w

  480i-w

  480i-w 

5.1

2.0

2.0

2.0

2.0  

ownership: Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc.
address: 545 E. John Carpenter Freeway, Suite 700, Irving, TX 75062
phone: 972 373-8800

studio address: 509 South Neil, Champaign, IL 61820

phone: 217 356-8333
contact info: wcia.com/contact-us

transmitter site/coverage area
UHF Channel 34

ERP: 681kW, HAAT: 935-feet

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WCIA

WILL-TV, Ch 12

City of License
Urbana, IL

Virtual        Network          Video        Audio

Channel      Affiliate            Def          Chan 

12.1

12.2

12.3

12.3  

PBS

PBS-Kids

Create(5a-5p)

World Channel

1080i

  480i-w

  480i-w

  480i-w 

5.1

2.0

2.0

2.0  

ownership: The University of Illinois, Board of Trustees of the U of I

address: 300 N. Goodwin Avenue, Urbana, IL 61801-2316

phone: 217 244-9479
e-mail: mossb@illinois.edu

transmitter site/coverage area
VHF Channel: 9
ERP: 30kw, HAAT: 991 feet

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WILL-TV

WSEC, Ch 14

City of License
Jacksonville, IL

Virtual        Network          Video        Audio

Channel      Affiliate            Def          Chan 

14.1

14.2

14.3

14.4

PBS

World Channel

Create

PBS-Kids

1080i

  480i-w

  480i-w

  480i-w 

5.1

2.0

2.0

2.0  

ownership: The Board of Trustees of Southern Illinois University

address: 1003 Communications Building, Mail Code 6602, Carbondale, IL 62901

studio address: SIU Broadcasting-1100 Lincoln Drive, Suite 1003, Carbondale, IL 62901
phone: 618 453-4343
e-mail: fred.martino@wsiu.org

transmitter site/coverage area
UHF Channel 18
ERP: 93.5kw,  HAAT: 958 feet

see Quincy for affiliated stations
WQEC(Quincy) and WMEC(Macomb)

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WXSL-LD, Ch 14

City of License
St. Elmo, IL

Virtual Channel
14.1

14.2

Network

Affiliate
Telemundo

Story Television
 

ownership: Sagamorehill of Kansas City Licenses, LLC

address: 888C 8th Ave. Suite 733, New York, NY 10019
Phone: 212 580-1349
e-mail: legal@box733.com

transmitter site/coverage area
UHF Channel 14
ERP: 5.2 kW, HAAT: 260 feet

Video Def

720p

480i-w

Audio

Chan

2.0

2.0

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WICD

WICD, Ch 15

City of License
Champaign, IL

Virtual        Network          Video        Audio

Channel      Affiliate            Def          Chan 

15.1

15.2

15.3

15.4

27.1 

ABC/WICS

Comet

TBD

Charge!

FOX-WCCU

720p

480i-w

480i-w

480i-w

720p 

5.1

2.0

2.0

2.0

5.1  

ownership: WICD Licensee, LLC
c/o Miles S. Mason, Pillsbury Winthrop, S 1200 17th NW, Washington DC, 20036

phone: 202 663-8195
e-mail: sdomozyc@sbgi.net

operator: Sinclair Broadcast Group, 10706 Beaver Dam Road, Hunt Valley, MD 21030
phone: 410 568-1500
Studio: WICD, 250 South Country Fair Drive, Champaign, IL 61821
phone: 217 351-8500
contact info: newschannel20.com/station/contact

transmitter site/coverage area
UHF Channel 32
ERP: 1000kW, HAAT: 1299-feet

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WRSP (CH 16)

City of License
Springfield, IL

ownership: GOCOM Media 
address: 400 Main Street, Suite 200F,

Hilton Head, SC 29926
phone: 843 342-4405

operator: Sinclair Broadcast Group

10706 Beaver Dam Raod, Baltimore, MD 21030
phone: 410 568-1500

website: foxillinois.com

contact info: newschannel20.com/station/contact

address: 2680 East Cook Street, Springfield, IL 62704
phone: 217 753 5620 (same as WICS)

transmitter site/coverage area
UHF Channel 16

ERP: 360kW, HAAT: 1430 feet

Virtual Channel

 

17.1

20.1

49.1

55.1

     Station

WAND-HD NBC

WICS-HD   ABC

WCIX-HD    MyNet

WRSP-HD  FOX

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For more information on NextGen TV 

scroll to the information near the bottom

of this page.

NextGen TV has come to central Illinois with stations owned by Block Communications, Sinclair Broadcast Group, GoCom Media, and Nexstar Broadcasting.

 

NextGen TV signals broadcasting in the ATCS 3.0 format signed-

on December 6, 2022. For more details look to the bottom

of this page.

The stations include WCIA and WCIX owned/operated by Nexstar;

WICS/WICD, owned and operated by Sinclair;  WCCU/WRSP, and WBUI owned by GoCom and operated by Sinclair; and WAND owned by Block.

WCQA-LD, Ch 16

City of License
Springfield, IL

ownership: DTV America Corporation
Operated by: HC2 Broadcasting, Inc.
address: 295 Madison Ave., 12th Floor, New York, NY 10017

phone: 954 606-5486
e-mail: RILHARDT@HC2BROADCASTING.COM
transmitter site/coverage area

VHF Channel 12
ERP: 1.64kW, HAAT: 256 feet

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Virtual        Network          Video        Audio

Channel      Affiliate            Def          Chan 

16.1

16.2

16.4

16.6

16.7

16.8

Court TV

Get TV

Ion

Shopping

LX

Oxygen

720p

480i

480i-w

480i-w

480i-w

480i

2.0

2.0

2.0

2.0

2.0

2.0

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WAND

WAND, Ch 17

City of License
Decatur, IL

ownership: Block Communications,

c/o WAND(TV) Partnership

address: 904 West South Side Drive,

Decatur, IL 62525

phone: 217 424-2500
contact info: wandtv.com/site/contact.html

transmitter site/coverage area
UHF Channel 20
ERP: 1000kW, HAAT: 1281 feet

Translators:

 

W23EQ-D, Danville, IL
UHF Channel 23
ERP: 12.1kw, HAAT: 485 feet

transmitter site/coverage area

W29ES-D, Jacksonville, IL
UHF Channel 29

ERP: 15kW, HAAT: 883 feet
transmitter site/coverage area

W33EK-D, Effingham, IL
UHF Channel 33
ERP: 15 kW, HAAT: 334-feet
transmitter site/coverage area 

Virtual        Network          Video        Audio

Channel      Affiliate            Def          Chan 

17.1  23.5

17.2  23.6

17.3  23.7

17.4  23.8

17.5  23.9

17.6  23.10

55.3  23.11

NBC

Cozi

ION

DefyTV

Scripps News

MeTV

AntennaTV

1080i

  480i-w

  480i-w

  480i-w

  480i-w

  480i-w

  480i 

5.1

2.0

2.0

2.0 

2.0 

2.0

2.0

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WBXC-CD, Ch 18

City of License
Champaign-Urbana, IL

ownership: Gray Television

address: 4370 Peachtree Road, NE,

Atlanta, GA 30319

phone: 402-288-8333
transmitter site/coverage area

UHF Channel 18
ERP: 15kW, HAAT: 283 feet

Virtual        Network          Video        Audio

Channel      Affiliate            Def          Chan 

Country Network

Religion

Outlaw

Buzzr

Infomercials

18.1

18.2

18.3

18.4

18.5

480i

480i

480i

480i 

480i

2.0

2.0

2.0

2.0

2.0  

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WICS, Ch 20

City of License
Springfield, IL

Virtual        Network          Video        Audio

Channel      Affiliate            Def          Chan 

20.1

20.2

20.3

20.4 

55.1 

ABC

Comet

TBD

Charge!

FOX-WRSP

720p

480i-w

480i-w

480i-w 

720p

5.1

2.0

2.0

2.0  

5.1

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ownership: WICS Licensee, LLC
c/o Miles S. Mason, Pillsbury Winthrop, S 1200 17th NW, Washington DC, 20036

phone: 202 663-8195
e-mail: sdomozyc@sbgi.net

operator: Sinclair Broadcast Group, 10706 Beaver Dam Road, Hunt Valley, MD 21030
phone: 410 568-1500
Studio: WICS, 2680 E. Cook Street, Springfield, IL 62703
phone: 217 753-5620
contact info: newschannel20.com/station/contact

transmitter site/coverage area
UHF Channel 15
ERP: 350 kW,  HAAT: 1430 feet

WICS

WBUI,Ch 23

City of License
Decatur, IL

Virtual        Network          Video        Audio

Channel      Affiliate            Def          Chan 

23.1

23.2

23.3

23.4

27.3

CW

Dabl

The Nest

Rewind TV

Antenna TV

1080i

  480i-w

  480i-w

  480i-w

  480i

5.1

2.0

2.0

2.0

2.0

ownership: GOCOM Media 
address: 400 Main Street, Suite 200F,

Hilton Head, SC 29926
phone: 843 342-4405

operator: Sinclair Broadcast Group

10706 Beaver Dam Raod, Baltimore, MD 21030
phone: 410 568-1648

website: cw23tv.com

contact info: newschannel20.com/station/contact

address: 2680 East Cook Street, Springfield, IL 62704
phone: 217 753 5620 (same as WICS)

transmitter site/coverage area
UHF Channel 22

ERP: 325kW, HAAT: 1,316 feet​

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WBUI
WCCU

WCCU (Ch 36)

City of License
Urbana, IN

virtual channel

 3.1

15.1

23.1

27.1

     Station

WCIA-HD   CBS

WICD-HD   ABC

WBUI-HD    CW

WCCU-HD  FOX

ownership: GOCOM Media 
address: 400 Main Street, Suite 200F,

Hilton Head, SC 29926
phone: 843 342-4405

operator: Sinclair Broadcast Group

10706 Beaver Dam Raod, Baltimore, MD 21030
phone: 410 568-1500

website: foxillinois.com

contact info: newschannel20.com/station/contact

address: 2680 East Cook Street, Springfield, IL 62704
phone: 217 753 5620 (same as WICS)
Champaign studio address: 250 S. Country Fair Drive,

Champaign, IL 61821

phone 217 351-8500
transmitter site/coverage area

UHF Channel 36

ERP: 125kW, HAAT: 1250 feet

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For more information on NextGen TV 

scroll to the information near the bottom

of this page.

NextGen TV has come to central Illinois with stations owned by Block Communications, Sinclair Broadcast Group, GoCom Media, and Nexstar Broadcasting.

 

NextGen TV signals broadcasting in the ATCS 3.0 format signed-

on December 6, 2022. For more details look to the bottom

of this page.

The stations include WCIA and WCIX owned/operated by Nexstar;

WICS/WICD, owned and operated by Sinclair;  WCCU/WRSP, and WBUI owned by GoCom and operated by Sinclair; and WAND owned by Block.

W23EW-D, Ch 41

City of License
Springfield, IL

ownership: DTV American Corporation

address: 295 Madison Ave., 12th Floor, New York, NY 10017
phone: 954 606-5486
e-mail: RILHARDT@HCSBROADCASTING.COM

transmitter site/coverage area
UHF Channel 23

ERP: 15 kW, HAAT: 327 feet​

Virtual        Network          Video        Audio

Channel      Affiliate            Def          Chan 

41.1

41.2

41.3

41.4

41.5

42.6

Shopping

NTD America*

Shopping

beInSports Xtra

The365

Outlaw

 720p

 480i

 480i

 480i-w

 480i-w

 480i-w

2.0

2.0

2.0

2.0 

2.0

2.0 

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*Chinese News Network

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WCIX, Ch 49

City of License
Springfield, IL

Virtual        Network          Video        Audio

Channel      Affiliate            Def          Chan 

49.1

49.2

49.3

49.4 

55.2 

MyTV

WCIA-CBS 

ION-Mystery

Laff

TrueCrime Net

1080i

1080i

  480i-w

  480i-w 

  480i-w

2.0

5.1

2.0

2.0 

2.0 

ownership: Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc.
address: 545 E. John Carpenter Freeway, Suite 700,

Irving, TX 75062
phone: 972 373-8800

address: 509 South Neil, Champaign, IL 61820

phone: 217 356-8333
contact info: wcia.com/contact-us

Springfield studio address: 118 W. Edwards Street, #104,

Springfield, IL 62704

phone: 217 544-3561

transmitter site/coverage area
VHF Channel 11

ERP: 5kW, HAAT: 577 feet

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WEIU-TV, Ch 51

City of License
Charleston, IL

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Virtual        Network          Video        Audio

Channel      Affiliate            Def          Chan 

51.1

51.2

51.6

PBS

First Nations 

Hit-Mix 88.9

1080i

  480i-w

  480i 

2.0

2.0

2.0 

ownership: Eastern Illinois University
address: 600 Lincoln Avenue, Charleston, IL 61920

phone: 217 581-9348
e-mail: jdowens@eiu.edu

transmitter site/coverage area
UHF Channel 30
ERP: 174 kW, HAAT: 463 feet

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sources: rabbitears.info, FCC

Channel #    Programming/Network

3.1                WCIA, Ch 3, CBS

3.2                WCIX, Ch 49, MyTV

3.3                Bounce

3.4                Grit

12.1              WILL, Ch 12, PBS

12.2              PBS Kids

12.3              Create/World

14.1              WSEC, Ch 14, Jacksonville, IL PBS

14.1              Telemundo

14.2              World

14.2              Story Television

14.3              Create

14.4              PBS Kids

15.1              WICD-TV, Ch 15, ABC, Springfield, IL

15.2              Comet

15.3              TBD

15.4              Charge!

16.1              Court TV

16.2              Get TV

16.4              ION

16.5              Newsy

16.7              LX NBC

16.8              Oxygen

17.1              WAND-TV, Ch 17, NBC

17.2              COZI

17.3              ION

17.4              Defy TV

17.5              Scripps News

17.6              MeTV

18.1              Country Network

Channel #    Programming/Network

18.3              Outlaw

18.4              BuzzR

20.1              WICS-TV, Ch 20, Springfield, IL
20.2              Comet

20.3              TBD

20.4              Charge!

23.1              WBUI-TV, Ch 23, Decatur, IL CW

23.2              Dabl

23.3              The Nest

23.4              RewindTV

27.1              WCCU-TV, Ch 27, Urbana, IL FOX 

27.2              True Crime Network

27.3              AntennaTV

41.2              NTD America

41.4              beIN Sports Xtra

41.5              The365

41.6              Outlaw

49.1              WCIX-TV, Ch 49, MyTV

49.2              WCIA-TV, Ch 3, Champaign

49.3              Ion Mystery

49.4              Laff

50.1              WEIU-TV, Ch 51, Charleston, IL PBS

50.2              First Nations Experience

55.1              WRSP, Ch 55, Springfield, IL FOX 

55.2              True Crime Network

55.3              AntennaTV

Mid-Illinois is a very large geographic area, and not all channels will be watchable across the entire area. If you have questions about what you could expect to receive, click on the "coverage area" links for each station above.  Find your location on the map, and if you fall within the circular coverage area, you'll have a better chance of receiving the station you're seeking. Even from within the coverage area, your reception will depend on your antenna placement, height, your local terrain, and the directionality of your antenna.

Mid-Illinois NextGenTV
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TV Today

ATSC is here in Central Illinois

Watch the video above for an explanation.  

Use the pull-down menu above labeled "TV TODAY" to get more ATSC 3.0 (NEXTGEN TV) information for each market offering the new local television standard! There are also links for an explanation of what to expect in the years ahead!

Click on the most current news items below for complete details: 

So, What is NEXTGEN TV and How Will It Affect Me?  

Broadcasters push for FCC to rally around ATSC 3.0

FCC, NAB team on ATSC 3.0 transition from April 18, 2023

Harmonic Powers ATSC 3.0 in Major Cities Across the U.S.

Go to TV TODAY to see a complete listing of area television signals across mid-Illinois, along with Chicago, St. Louis, Peoria, Terre Haute, and Quincy markets.

 

The pages include current TV listings for each market, all of the television transmitters/towers, who owns each one, the owner's address, the operator's address, phone number, websites, and other contact information.

It also includes all of the sub-channels (minus shopping and religious signals). Ownership is listed along with address, phone numbers, and contact information along with websites.

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To see the fabulous video that could be coming into your home with NextGenTV, visit Good Vibes at 2010 Round Barn Rd Champaign, IL 61821, or visit the Good Vibes website by clicking here.

NOTICE: HERE'S THE LATEST ON ATSC 3.0

Watch the video BELOW for an explanation.  

The Seed has been planted for
Nextgen TV ATSC 3.0

here in Mid-Illinois

Updated December 6, 2022, from an earlier report, posted June 21, 2022- Our first TV standard was NTSC and used from 1941 through 2009. It featured 525-line video with FM audio for stereo broadcasts in the 1980s. By 2009, a new TV standard, ATSC 1.0, was adopted to bring high-definition video and 5.1 multi-channel audio but also give local broadcasters an opportunity to piggyback other subchannels along with their primary signals. Now, our TV system will be changing again to ATSC 3.0. Just like ATSC 1.0 wasn't compatible with NTSC, ATSC 3.0 will NOT be compatible with ATSC 1.0.  

If you're a satellite or cable subscriber, you probably need NOT be concerned with this in the immediate future. Currently, these signal providers are working on changing the standards to allow for the passing of enhanced digital television, but will also involve your internet availability.

 

Nextgen TV is another website that explains what ATSC 3.0, or NextGen TV, is all about. In a nutshell, here's what it could mean, according to watchnextgentv.com and other sources.

1 NextGenTV is received over-the-air from your area broadcasters, with the primary service being free, but it will require either an ATSC 3.0 receiver converter with your existing TV or a newer model TV with a built-in turner to receive the broadcasts. The roll-out of ATSC 3.0 TVs is underway, and many new flat-screen TV monitors already have nextgenTV tuners built in. The cost, though, may reflect the additional tuner. Nextgen TV add-on tuners are just now being turned out and could be a bit pricey, at least for now.  (We're not experiencing the encryption that other markets are seeing now, but if you would like to see more about what could happen here, visit the TV Today for St. Louis, and Indianapolis for details.)

2. The video/audio quality of the primary signal will potentially be better. NextGen 3.0 promises built-in features that will greatly enhance your TV viewing experience. The audio alone will be able to eliminate volume changes between channels and shows and will offer a more "pleasant, uniform sound experience." Dialog won't get lost in the scene, and you will be able to set it to enhance the dialog and lower the volume of the sound effects, background noise, and music.  Overall, you'll be able to experience quality sound, similar to a movie theater.

3 Dolby Vision will bring your video "astonishing brightness, contrast, and color." Expect a 4K HDR ultra-high-definition video with a sharper picture with available select programming when it becomes available. Still, the door is open for even more video improvements in the future (8K).

4. Expect at some time in the future interactivity between you and "your favorite shows, news, sports, and live events." You'll also get more localized emergency alerts and a viewer's guide that you can personalize.  This will allow viewers in areas with, for example, strong to severe weather to receive weather information as provided by your local stations but gives viewers the option to continue to watch the programming in areas under no such threat. Many of these optional features will only be available through our internet connection.

 

5. Your local station would be able to target advertising in your area within programming. For example, one station serves more than one metro area, like most stations in central Illinois. That station could sell the same commercial availability more than once. With an advertiser only interested in the metro of their location, their advertising would be able to be targeted in that location. In contrast, other advertisers in other metros could target potential customers from their service area. Once again, an internet connection will probably be required to receive these options.
 

6 Interactive and other features will work with your internet connection, but you can still receive NextGen TV without an internet connection. Your location must be established in your receiver to benefit from geography-based features.

7 Future enhancements are expected down the road. This new technology will leave doors open for future growth with the addition of new features and benefits.  

8 Just like with ATSC 1.0, each signal can add subchannels to each primary signal. It's unclear as to how many signals will be piggybacked to each primary, but I've seen various sources say that subchannels (SD or HD) could number up to 20 or so.  

 

9 Even though the primary signal will be free, the station can program "pay-per-view" events on a subchannel or multiple subchannels. This may include sporting events, concerts, movies, etc.  A couple of markets already offer pay-per-view for viewers in their area. I don't know much as to what kind of entertainment is offered.

 

10. The NextGen TV signal will be stronger and easier for smaller and even in-door antennas to receive the signal successfully. Since all of the NextGen TV stations will be coming from one transmitter/tower you'll only have to point a directional antenna to one site.

11 It's also being proposed that broadcasters could also become internet providers to offer Internet service to areas that might not have access to more traditional sources. 

12. You'll be able to watch NextGen TV while moving in vehicles. (Legally, this doesn't include the driver!)

13 Don't feel pressured to join the NextGen TV era, as the government has not mandated the change-over occur before a specified date. Local television stations will continue to broadcast ATSC 1.0 signals from the current towers/antennas as they do today for what could be another 20 years!

So what does it all mean?      Click here for an explanation of Nextgen TV ATSC 3.0
 

1. The antenna/transmitters of what was formerly WCCU and WRSP are the home base stations for all of the Nextgen TV signals. That is, the ATSC 3.0 signals of all of the participating stations, under agreement from all owners of the stations, Nexstar, GoCom, and Sinclair, are coming from the current GoCom/Sinclair transmitters (real UHF channels 22 between Champaign and Danville and 16 near Mechanicsburg, Illinois.  Those transmitters/antennas/towers will place city-grade signals for all stations into all of the central Illinois metro cities (Jacksonville, Springfield, Decatur, Champaign-Urbana, Mattoon-Charleston, and Danville) and most of central and east central Illinois and western Indiana but also Bloomington-Normal and fringe into Peoria, Terre Haute (IN), and Crawfordsville (IN). Effingham may be beyond the fringe area and will require more elaborate antenna systems from viewers there. 

2. That shift required the current channels and subchannels of WRSP/WCCU to be moved to other transmitters. What we know as WCCU, Channel 27, FOX-Illinois is coming from the WICD transmitter and antenna, and WRSP, Channel 55, FOX-Illinois is coming from the WICS transmitter and antenna.

 

If you're watching 27.2-True Crime Network, it says it's 27, but it's coming from the WCIA transmitter, tower, and antenna. Here's where it gets complicated: Antenna TV from WRSP is coming from WBUI and WAND's transmitters/towers/transmitters in the Argenta-Oreana area (17) and in Danville on UHF channel 23, in the Jacksonville area on channel 29 and the Effingham area on Channel 33, even though it's identified as 55.3. AntennaTV from WCCU is coming from WBUI, Channel 23, and its transmitter, tower, and antenna near Argenta-Oreana, labeled as 27.3.  True Crime is also coming from that same transmitter and is labeled 23.4. Still, it's also coming from the WCIX transmitter/tower/antenna east of Springfield, labeled 55.2, and from the WCIA transmitter/tower/antenna, which is labeled as 27.2. Got it?

 

3. Don't expect all the features listed above to appear simultaneously. The rollout of all of the features above will take years, maybe a decade or so, to achieve.  For example, there isn't any 4K programming available, and it'll take millions to equip networks and TV stations to broadcast 4K programming. (Remember how long it took for HD programming to reach down to local stations or even live color broadcasting to take place in the 60s and 70s.) 

4. Based on previous experiences with C-band satellite channel distribution and promises of features available with de-scrambling equipment, I'm not optimistic that viewers will see some of those promises develop, especially in central Illinois. I'm concerned about the "interactivity" between viewers and stations, networks, etc, and whether those entities will find an investment in personnel and technology to follow through on such features as being beneficial. One possible exception could be sporting events when such features could be channeled from national sources. Major events could see this feature occur long before other types of programming. 

5. Don't be fooled into thinking your current outdoor antenna, if you're using one, will need to be replaced by a "special NextGen TV antenna." There's NO SUCH THING, like there's no such thing as a"Color TV Antenna" or "Digital TV antenna."  If you're using an antenna on a tower next to your home or on your roof, and it's working fine, it will continue to serve you well.

6 Converter boxes may be available soon, perhaps even now. See this article from techradar.com.

Markers below: Blue-Already on the air         Purple-Coming soon

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