Seven Syracuse-area TV stations are transitioning to new frequencies. The process is expected to end Aug. 2.
In the Syracuse area, stations are changing frequencies to make room for new 5G and other mobile broadband services. Nationwide, more than 1,000 television stations will also make the transition.
Viewers may have already seen announcements aired on local stations. Cable and satellite subscribers aren't affected by these transitions. Viewers who use an antenna, however, will need to rescan their TV.
Here are the Syracuse stations making the change:
• WSTM-TV (NBC3)
• WSYT-TV (Fox68)
• WCNY-TV (PBS25)
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• WTVU-CD (Ch22)
• WTKO-CD (Ch36)
• WSPX-TV (Ch56)
• WNYI-TV (Ch52)
For further assistance, viewers can visit www.fcc.gov/TVrescan or call the consumer help line at (888) 225-5322) and press 6 to speak with a help desk representative, seven days a week, from 8 a.m. to 1 a.m. The call center is available in English and Spanish and the information on the website is available in English, Spanish, Chinese, Vietnamese, Korean and Tagalog.