Your Phoenix CW, Phoenix’s CW affiliate, is changing transmission frequencies on November 30, 2018. Viewers who watch TV with an over-the-air antenna will have to re-scan their TVs to continue watching the station. Viewers will not need to purchase new equipment or services, and those who watch Your Phoenix CW through a cable or satellite service do not need to re-scan – your service provider will do it for you.


The breakdown:

  • Re-scan your TV only if you use an antenna
  • No need to re-scan if you watch via cable or satellite
  • Phoenix CW will remain on channel 6 and 61.1
  • Change happens on November 30th

Recently, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) held an auction of broadcast airwaves to provide more channels for wireless internet broadband services. Your Phoenix CW did not participate in the auction. However, the FCC is requiring this station and nearly 1,000 others nationwide to move to new frequencies to make room for wireless internet services. In addition to Your Phoenix CW, other stations in the Phoenix area are also moving frequencies later this year or in early 2019. 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 re-scan on or after November 30, 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.