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NEXTGEN TV rescan instructions

WCNC Charlotte is moving frequencies to upgrade its signal to NEXTGEN TV.
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NEXTGEN TV

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — WCNC Charlotte, along with others in the Charlotte area, is upgrading its signal to NEXTGEN TV on June 29 at 8 a.m. 

If you use an antenna to watch TV for free, you may need to rescan your television at that time in order to continue receiving certain channels. 

After June 29, viewers with a NEXTGEN TV receiver will get access to an enhanced viewing experience. 

To learn more about the benefits of NEXTGEN TV, visit WatchNextGenTV.com. 

Cable and satellite viewers are not affected by this upgrade.

How to Rescan 

If you rely on an antenna to watch free, over-the-air television, you might have to rescan your TV set after June 29 at 8 a.m. to continue to receive certain channels.

For the latest breaking news, weather and traffic alerts, download the WCNC Charlotte mobile app. 

Rescanning is when your TV finds all of the available channels in your area. You do not need to purchase new equipment or services to rescan. If you are a cable or satellite subscriber, a rescan is not required. 

How to Rescan Your Antenna TV 

  1. Select Scan or Autotune from your TV or converter box control menu to start the scanning process. 
  2. Your TV will do the rest. This process usually takes a few minutes to complete. 

Once your rescan is complete, you will still find WCNC Charlottte on the same channel number as before. If you have rescanning difficulties, you can usually find instructions by selecting the “Set-Up” or “Menu” button on your television or converter box remote control. 

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You can also consult the TV or converter box owner's manual for detailed instructions on how to run a channel scan or contact customer service for your TV or converter box manufacturer. 

What is NEXTGEN TV? 

NEXTGEN TV (also known as ATSC 3.0) is the latest digital television technology. It combines over-the-air broadcast with the internet. Features of NEXTGEN TV include:

Brilliant Video 

With NEXTGEN TV, you can immerse yourself in stunning video with brilliant color, sharper images and deeper contrast that’ll make you feel like you’re really there. NEXTGEN TV video capabilities include 4K, UHD, and HDR.

Enhanced Audio

NEXTGEN TV provides consistent volume across channels while Voice + dialogue enhancement allows you to hear every voice clearly. Voice + is available to viewers the moment the NEXTGEN TV set up. NEXTGEN TV uses the Dolby AC-4 audio codec.

Interactive & Personalized Content 

NEXTGEN TV will be enhanced with internet content to get the most out of live sports, live news, live events and more, in real-time. With NEXTGEN TV, local stations can personalize their news, sports, live events and shows with interactive features.

Upgradable for the Future

The NEXTGEN TV you buy today is designed to be upgradable with the advancements of tomorrow. TV manufacturers are able to update NEXTGEN TV sets connected to the internet to accommodate emerging NEXTGEN TV features that will be launched by broadcasters.