Did You Rescan Your TV Yet?
So it's all about the frequency.
Each station operates on a certain frequency, and while you don't have to tune into a certain frequency for a tv channel like you do a radio station, there will be changes coming up that are in the back ground.
What does this all mean? If you subscribe to fiber or cable services, then you don't need to do anything, but if you receive your TV signals from over-the-air channels, you will simply need to rescan, so that the correct frequencies will get to the favorite channels.
Why do we have to do this? Well, the FCC is trying to free up some frequencies for use with other technology like the internet.
Jean Kiddo, Chair of the FCC Incentive Action Task Force, says this only applies to people who get their TV signals over-the-air. If you pay for satellite services, fiber or cable, then you don't need to do anything.
How do we do this? The easiest way is by simply hitting the 'Menu' button on most television remotes, you will thing be able to find a phrase that will allow you to "rescan, auto-tune or channel scan. You click on that button, and the scanning will be done.
Does this change any channels we are used to going to? No. This will be done behind the scenes, and it will not require any local stations to change their numbers.
What cities does this affect? If you live in Lafayette, Lake Charles, Monroe or Alexandria, and you use over-the-air TV then you need to rescan.
Kiddoo adds that it's really a good idea to do a rescan from time to time anyway because there are new channels that are available all the time.