INDIANAPOLIS (WNDY) — MyINDY-TV 23 (WNDY, Channel 23) has moved to a new frequency, as directed by the Federal Communications Commission, the government agency that regulates the public airwaves. If you watch television for free with an antenna, you need to take action since MyINDY-TV 23 began broadcasting on its new frequency on June 15, 2018. (This does not affect cable or satellite TV subscribers or people who watch TV over the internet.)
What do I do?
If you use an antenna to receive local channels for free, simply rescan your TV on June 15, 2018. To rescan, select “scan” or “autotune” from your TV or converter box control menu to start the process. You can usually find instructions by pressing the “set-up” or “menu” buttons on your remote control. No new equipment or services are needed, and once your rescan is complete, you will still find us on channel 23.
Need further help?
Visit www.TVAnswers.org for more details on how to rescan your TV and to get more information on which stations in our area are moving frequencies and when.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is happening? Nearly 1,000 television stations across the country are required to move to new frequencies to make room for wireless services. Viewers who watch TV over the air with an antenna will need to rescan their TV sets at the appropriate times to continue watching TV for free.
Why is it happening? Wireless internet shares the same spectrum as over-the-air broadcast television. In 2012, Congress authorized the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to hold an auction and reallocate broadcast TV airwaves for use by wireless services. At the conclusion of the auction, the FCC determined that nearly 1,000 TV stations must now move to new frequencies to make room for wireless internet carriers. These moves will take place beginning in 2018 and continue through at least April 2020.
What does this mean for viewers? Viewers who rely on an antenna to watch TV free, over the air, will need to take simple steps to rescan their television sets when a local station changes frequencies. They will not need to purchase any equipment or services. Viewers who subscribe to cable or satellite television will not be affected. Rescanning is a simple process: select “scan” or “autotune” from your TV or converter box control menu to start the scanning process. Instructions are usually available by pressing the “set-up” or “menu” buttons on your remote control.