WMDT/47ABC – Rescan Information

Our rescan date is now June 22, 2020.

47ABC will implement a new antenna at midnight Sunday night/Monday morning June 22, 2020.   If you enjoy watching 47ABC, CW3, Me-TV Delmarva or ION over the air, you will need to rescan your television sets on or after June 22, 2020.

Below you will find steps that will help you with the rescanning process.

Cable & Satellite Viewers

Viewers who enjoy 47ABC programming via cable and satellite providers will not need to rescan. Your provider will handle this for you.


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Over-The-Air Viewers

TV stations must move frequencies at different times as required by the FCC. This means viewers who use an antenna may have to rescan their TV sets more than once.

To rescan on, select “scan” or “autotune” on the TV or converter box control menu to start the scanning process. Instructions are usually available by pressing the “set-up” or “menu” buttons on the remote control. This move is happening behind the scenes, so the channel number viewers know will not change.

Plan to rescan and stay tuned to 47ABC for more information, or visit our website at 47abc.com. Additionally, TVAnswers.org, a viewer resource provided by the National Association of Broadcasters, features the latest news and information on station changes nationwide. At TVAnswers.org, viewers can also sign up for mobile alerts and email updates to stay up-to-date on TV station changes.

Viewers can also call the Federal Communication Commission’s consumer hotline at 1-888-CALLFCC (1-888-225-5322) and press “6” to speak to a help desk representative. The call center is staffed from 7:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m. Central Time, seven days a week.

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