FAQs

We are excited to announce that Broadstripe is taking steps to further enhance the network to provide more entertainment options and faster internet speeds. As part of these upcoming changes, some channels in our lineup will be transitioned to a digital platform on December 15, 2020. This transition will ensure we are providing the highest quality viewing experience to all of our customers.

Below are some common questions about how this change may affect you as a customer.

When will this change occur?

  • The channel transition will take effect on December 15, 2020.

How do I know if my programming will be affected?

  • If you currently have a television with a built-in digital tuner, you will still be able to view these channels. The only action needed is to rescan for the new channel numbers on December 15. If your television does not have a digital tuner, you will need to take steps to continue to receive programming on these channels.

I don’t know if my TV has a digital tuner.

  • The vast majority of televisions sold in the past 10 years have a built-in tuner. If your television was purchased in recent years you are more likely to have a compatible television.
  • The best way to confirm if you have a built-in tuner is to check your owner’s manual or the manufacturer’s website for a reference to a digital tuner.
  • Another way to confirm if you have a built-in tuner is to look at the back of your television for an RF cable connection as shown below. If this connection is present, your TV should have a built-in tuner.

 

What do I need to do to continue watching the channels?

  • Rescan
      • If you already have a built-in digital tuner, you simply need to rescan for the new channels on December 15. Below are some basic instructions on how to find these steps in your own television menu, or you can view a short video HERE.
        1. Find the remote that came with your TV.
        2. Press Menu.
        3. Locate a “Channel”, “TV”, “Settings”, or “Setup” option.
        4. Select “Auto Tune”, “Auto Scan”, “Auto Program”, “Search for channels” or similar terminology.
        5. Select Cable – Digital/Analog if possible.
        6. Allow up to 30 minutes for the search to complete.
  • Digital TV
    • Should you decide that a new, compatible television is in your future to view these, and any future digital channels, be certain to check that the TV has a built-in tuner.
  • Equipment Options
    • If the above solutions are not options for your home, we can work with you to provide a Broadstripe digital receiver. Simply CONTACT US via our online form and a representative will connect with you to discuss equipment solutions.
  • Online
    • Many channels can be streamed from the programmer’s website by simply using your Broadstripe username and password.

Do I have any other options?

  • The good news is you have a lot of choices for how you view entertainment. You may be able to save money and watch the same TV shows, sports and movies that you love when you switch to streaming TV. All it takes is your Broadstripe Internet and a subscription from one of our streaming partners.
  • We make it easy to switch. Compare Streaming TV Partners or give us a call to discuss your options.

Where can I find the channels that have transitioned to digital?

Your channels are still available and can be found on the new numbers shared below.

Channel Name Prior Channel # New Channel #
WMAR ABC (38) Baltimore 94-2 2
WNUV CW (54) Baltimore 94-3 3
WBFF FOX (45) Baltimore 94-5 5
QVC 94-6 6
WJLA ABC (7) Washington DC 94-7 7
WUSA CBS (9) Washington DC 94-9 9
ShopHQ 94-10 10
WBAL NBC (11) Baltimore 94-11 11
WJZ CBS (13) Baltimore 94-13 13
CSPAN1 16
Home Shopping Network 94-19 19
WUTB MyNetwork (41) Baltimore 107-24 24
WMPT PBS (22) Annapolis 107-25 25
WETA PBS (26) Washington DC 107-26 26
WHUT PBS (32) Washington DC 107-32 32
IONTV East 43
WTTG FOX (5) Washington DC 107-45 45
GSN East 50
Newsmax 117-84 84
QVC2 117-85 85
Anne Arundel Comm College 107-95 95
Anne Arundel Cty Pub Schools 107-96 96
Anne Arundel Cty Govt 107-98 98
Anne Arundel Pub Access 107-99 99
WMAR ABC (38) Baltimore LAFF (DTE2) 2.2 160
WBAL NBC (11) Baltimore MeTV (DTE2) 11.2 165
WMPT PBS (22) Annapolis MPT2 (DTE2) 22.2 166
WMPT PBS (22) Annapolis Kids (DTE3) 22.3 167
WBFF FOX (45) Baltimore TBD TV (DTE3) 45.3 168
WBFF FOX (45) Baltimore Stadium (DTE4) 45.4 169
WETA PBS (26) Washington UK (DTE2) 26.2 170
WETA PBS (26) Washington Kids (DTE3) 26.3 171
WETA PBS (26) Washington TV26 (DTE4) 26.4 172
WNUV CW (54) Baltimore Antenna TV (DTE2) 54.2 173
WNUV CW (54) Baltimore Comet (DTE3) 54.3 174
PPV Barker 128-300 300
WMAR ABC (38) Baltimore HD 2.1 402
WNUV CW (54) Baltimore HD 54.1 403
WBFF FOX (45) Baltimore HD 45.1 405
WJLA ABC (7) Washington DC HD 7.1 407
WUTB MyNetwork (41) Baltimore HD 24.1 408
WUSA CBS (9) Washington DC HD 9.1 409
WTTG FOX (5) Washington DC HD 5.1 410
WBAL NBC (11) Baltimore HD 11.1 411
WJZ (13) CBS Baltimore HD 13.1 413
WMPT PBS (22) Annapolis HD 22.1 425
WETA PBS (26) Washington HD 26.1 426
WHUT (32) PBS Washington HD 32.1 427
AACC HD 115-495 495
AACPS HD 115-496 496
AACG HD 115-498 498
AAPA HD 115-499 499

 

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