Antenna TV viewers must re-scan channels
CEDAR RAPIDS — KGAN General Manager Glen Callanan is announcing to antenna-TV viewers they need to re-scan their television channels Saturday.
In order to better serve its viewers, eastern Iowa’s CBS affiliate will soon upgrade its over-the-air broadcast signal.
CBS 2 will turn off its broadcast transmitter during the overnight hours between Friday and Saturday to begin the upgrade process. Following a two-week period of reduced power, the signal will return to full strength and be easier to receive and available over a wider area.
Following the upgrade, a television using an antenna must be re-scanned or it will not receive KGAN CBS 2.
“This upgrade will provide an even bigger and better TV signal for our viewers,” said Callanan. “We’ll have simple instructions on our website and provide a free helpline for questions about getting your TV ready ...”
Only viewers who use an antenna will have to re-scan channels. Cable TV customers and subscribers of DirectTV and Dish Network will not be affected.
Channel scanning is a process done with a television remote. If a home has more than one television receiving over-the-air signals, each set must be re-scanned.
Instructions on how to scan channels are available on-line at cbs2iowa.com. A free telephone helpline also will be available beginning Saturday.