Digital Television
DTV - HDTV Channel List

San Francisco Bay Area
(within 100 miles of San Francisco)
Listed by Virtual Channel

To see the list sorted by transmitter channel click here


The only analog stations remaining are low power and translator stations.  They are not listed here.

See "Notes" below for an explanation of the header information.

If re-pack channel # = 0 - Station has chosen to go off the air and share with another channel.

If re-pack channel # = ? - Future channel assignment not known for this low power station.   This information will be updated when available.              <  

Virtual
Channel
Transmtr
Channel
Repack
Channel
Call
Letters
Network/
Programming
City of
License
Transmitter
Location
ERP
kW
Antenna
HAAT-ft
Information
and Notes
 
1.142.122.1KAXTTLNSan Francisco-San JoseMt. Allison151926 L - V
1.242.222.2 GEB America     
1.442.422.4 VietBay     
1.942.922.9 U Channel     
 
2.144.331.3KTVUFOXOaklandSutro Tower10001680 H - M - ktvu.com
2.244.431.4 LATV     
2.344.531.5 Movies!     
2.444.631.6 Buzzr     
 
2.148.326.3KTVUFOXSan JoseMonument Pk3.52100 H - L - ktvu.com
2.248.426.4 LATV     
2.348.526.5 Movies!     
2.448.626.6 Buzzr     
 
3.135.135.1KCRANBCSacramentoWalnut Grove10001900 H - M - kcra.com
3.235.235.2 MeTV     
 
3.13.33.1KURKDoveSan FranciscoMt. Tamalpais32178 L - OMI station - kkpm.tv
3.23.23.2 KTSF     
3.33.13.3 CMC     
3.43.43.4 KQSL-TV     
3.53.53.5 Blues     
3.63.63.6 Daystar     daystar.com
3.73.73.7 AUN     
 
4.138.47.4KRONMyNetTVSan FranciscoSutro Tower10001679 H - kron4.com
4.238.37.3 Sky Link TV     
4.338.57.5 GetTV     
4.438.67.6 Grit     
 
5.129.129.1KPIXCBSSan FranciscoSutro Tower10001679 H - cbssf.com
5.229.229.2 Start TV     
 
6.16.16.1KFMYDove TVHealdsburgSonoma Mt.0.3338 L - OMI station - kkpm.tv
6.26.26.2 CMCU     
6.36.36.3 CMC     
6.46.46.4 KQSL-TV     
6.56.56.5 Blues     
6.66.66.6 Daystar     daystar.com
6.76.76.7 AUN     
6.86.86.8 KTSF     
 
6.19.19.1KVIEPBSSacramentoWalnut Grove331958 H - M - kvie.org
6.29.29.2 PBS     
6.39.39.3 PBS World     
6.49.49.4 PBS Kids     
 
7.17.312.1KGOABCSan FranciscoSutro Tower23.81703 H - abc7news.com
7.27.412.2 Live Well HD     H
7.37.512.3 LAFF TV     
 
7.135.335.3KGOABCSan JoseMt. Allison12.11959 H - L - abc7news.com
7.235.435.4 Live Well HD     H - L
7.335.535.5 LAFF TV     L
 
8.4OMI.4OMI.4 KQSLTLNFort Bragg   On all OMI stations
 
8.127.127.1KBTVCrossingsSacramentoDowntown Sac'to15285 L
8.227.227.2 ONTV4U     
8.327.327.3 SBN     
8.427.427.4 HomeShopping     
8.527.527.5 Liquidation     
8.627.627.6 HOT-History Of TV     
8.727.727.7 Color Bars     
 
8.18.18.1KSBWNBCSalinasFremont Peak20.62493 H - ksbw.com
8.28.28.2 ABC     H
8.38.38.3 Estrella TV     
 
9.130.130.1KQEDPBS-HDSan FranciscoSutro Tower10001679 H - kqed.org
9.230.230.2 KQED Plus-PBSSan Jose    H
9.330.330.3 PBS World     
9.430.430.4 PBS Kids     
 
10.110.110.1KXTVABCSacramentoWalnut Grove28.62008 H - news10.net
10.210.210.2 Justice Network   
10.310.310.3 Blank   
10.410.410.4 Quest   
 
10.136.136.1KXTVABCSacramentoDowntown Sacto15100 H - news10.net
10.236.236.2 Justice Network   
10.336.336.3 Blank   
10.436.436.4 Quest   
 
11.17.1?K07ZK?MontereySE of Monterey0.1105 L
 
11.112.313.3KNTVNBCSan JoseMt. San Bruno103.11236 H - M - nbcbayarea.com
11.212.413.4 Cozi-TV Mt. San Bruno   
11.349.519.5 KNTV-NBC Mt. Allison   H
 
13.125.125.1KOVRCBSStocktonWalnut Grove10002021 H - cbssacramento.com
13.225.225.2 Start TV     
 
14.151.120.1KDTVUnivisionSan FranciscoMt. Allison4762300 H - univision14.com
14.351.320.3 GetTV     
14.451.420.4 Escape TV     
 
15.115.115.1K15CUCozi TVSalinasFremont Peak5.742267 H - L
 
16.120.323.3KSCZHai LeSan Francisco/San JoseMt. Allison3.62705 L
16.220.423.4 Hahn Le     
16.320.523.5 VietSky     
16.420.623.6 VLife     
16.520.723.7 QHTV     
16.620.823.8 NetViet     
16.720.923.9 VietTop     
16.820.1023.10 Vietpho     
16.920.1123.11 U_Channel     
16.1020.1223.12 Diamond TV     
16.1120.1323.13 SetTV     
16.1220.1423.14 IBC     
16.1420.1523.16 VietSun     
16.1520.1623.17 NetV     
16.1620.1723.18 RB-NetV     
16.1720.1823.19 Faith     
 
17.14.14.1KQSLDove TVSan RafaelMt. Tamalpais32178 L - OMI station - kkpm.tv
17.24.24.2 CMCU     
17.34.34.3 CMC     
17.54.54.5 Blues     
17.64.64.6 Daystar     daystar.com
17.74.74.7 AUN     
 
19.118.118.1KUVSUnivisionModestoS of San Andreas5001821 H
19.226.226.2 KTFK-UniMas Walnut Grove   H
19.318.318.3 Bounce TV S of San Andreas   
19.418.418.4 Escape TV S of San Andreas   
 
19.119.1?KMBYHeroes&IconsTempletonMt. Toro15687 L
19.219.2? Telexitos     
19.319.3? Daystar    daystar.com
19.419.4? Rev'n     
19.519.5? RetroTV     
19.619.6? HomeShopping     
 
20.128.721.7KOFYIndependentSan FranciscoMt. San Bruno151243 H - (Shares with KCNZ 28)
20.228.821.8 This TV     
20.328.521.5 Evine     
 
22.122.1?KLFB3ABNSalinasMt. Toro3.492651 L
22.222.2? 3ABN Latino     
22.322.3? 3ABN Proclaon     
22.422.4? Best Buddies     
 
22.123.15.1KRCBPBSCotatiSonoma Mtn.2992068 H
22.223.25.2 PBS Create     
22.323.35.3 NHK World     H
 
23.115.115.1KBSVArmenianCeresMt. Oso.4211788 
 
23.132.332.3KMUVTelemundoMontereyMt. Toro462487 H - (Shares with KION 32)
 
23.123.114.1KEZTUnivisionSacramentoDowntown Sacto4.5279 H - L
23.223.214.2 UniMas     H
23.323.314.3 Bounce     
23.423.414.4 Escape TV     
 
24.111.1?KAAPDiya-TV-?Santa CruzLoma Prieta Mt1.85? 
24.211.2? ?     
24.311.3? ?     
24.411.4? ?     
24.511.5? ?     
24.611.6? ?     
24.711.7? NewsNet     
 
25.125.125.1KQETPBSWatsonvilleFremont Peak81.12292 H
25.225.225.2 KQED+-PBS     H
25.325.325.3 PBS World     
25.425.425.4 PBS Kids     
 
26.151.520.5KTSFAsianSan FranciscoMt. Allison4762300 H - (Shares with KDTV 14}
26.2OMI.8OMI.8 Asian     On all OMI stations
26.351.620.6 MBC     
26.551.720.7 Vietday     
26.651.820.8 VSTV     
 
27.127.1?KYMBME-TVMontereySE of Monterey8.41290 L
27.227.2? MGM-This     
27.327.3? Get TV     
27.427.4? Buzzr     
27.527.5? SBN     
27.527.5? ZUUS Country     
 
27.120.120.1K20JX3ABNSacramentoSW of Lincoln4.7259 L
27.220.220.2 AmazingFacts     
27.320.320.3 3ABNProclaim     
27.420.420.4 3ABNLatino     
 
27.126.126.1KUKRDove TVSanta RosaNE of Santa Rosa2879 L - OMI station - kkpm.tv
Off the air due to fire
27.226.226.2 CMCU     
27.326.326.3 CMC     
27.426.426.4 KQSL-TV     
27.526.526.5 Blues     
27.626.626.6 Daystar     daystar.com
27.726.726.7 AUN     
27.826.826.8 KTSF     
 
28.128.128.1KKPMDove TVChicoSutter Butttes152142 L - OMI station - kkpm.tv
28.228.228.2 CMCU     
28.328.328.3 CMC     
28.428.428.4 KQSL-TV     
28.528.528.5 Blues     
28.628.628.6 Daystar     daystar.com
28.728.728.7 AUN     
28.828.828.8 KTSF     
 
28.128.121.1KCNZCreation TVSan FranciscoMt. San Bruno151243 L
28.228.221.2 HomeShopping     
28.328.321.3 Jewelry TV     
28.728.421.7 Evine     
 
28.128.121.1KDTVUnivisionSanta RosaN of Calistoga3.72697 L
28.328.321.3 Get TV     
28.428.421.4 Escape TV     
 
29.148.121.1KSPXIonSacramentoWalnut Grove10001604 H
29.248.221.2 Qubo     
29.348.321.3 Ion Life     
29.448.421.4 Shop TV     
29.548.521.5 QVC     
29.648.621.6 HomeShopping     
 
31.121.124.1KMAXCWSacramentoWalnut Grove5451988 H
31.221.224.2 LAFF TV     
31.321.324.3 Comet TV     
31.421.424.4 Stadium     
 
32.128.921.9KMTPNews-ArtsSan FranciscoMt. San Bruno151243 L - (Shares with KCNZ 28)
 
33.13.13.1KCSOTelemundoSacramentoWalnut Grove31673 H - L
33.33.23.2 Telexitos     
33.43.33.3 Light TV     
 
33.131.119.1KMUMTelemundoSacramentoNW of Rio Linda15410 H - L
33.331.219.2 Telexitos     
33.431.319.3 Light TV     
 
33.133.126.1KDJTUniMasSalinas-MontereyFremont Peak8.972431 H - L
 
33.128.1?KMMWTelemundoStocktonS of San Andreas151831 H - L
33.328.2? Telexitos     
33.428.3? Light TV     
 
33.248.721.7KSPXTelemundoSacramentoWalnut Grove10001604 H
 
34.134.1?KACADaystarModestoW of Ripon10440 L - H - daystar.com
 
35.113.111.1KCBAFOXSalinasFremont Peak19.752362 H
 
36.136.336.3KICUIndependentSan JoseMonument Pk7402251 H - M
36.236.436.4 KEMS-Korean    KEMS
36.336.536.5 CCTV     
36.436.636.6 Heroes&Icons     
36.536.736.7 Light TV     
 
38.14.1?K04QRShoppingEspartoSE of Folsom0.3482 L
 
38.138.131.1K38JPMonterey Cty Ed.SalinasMt. Toro152254 H - L - To become K31OL
38.338.331.3 blank     
 
38.139.132.1KCNSSBNSan FranciscoSutro Tower10001679 H
38.239.232.2 Sino TV     
38.339.632.6 VieTV     
38.439.432.4 Estrella     
38.539.532.5 NTD-TV     
 
39.139.128.1KMMDLAFF-TVSalinasMt. Toro152418 L
39.239.228.2 SBN     
39.339.328.3 Light TV     
39.439.428.4 Bounce TV     
39.539.528.5 Grit     
39.639.628.6 Escape     
39.739.728.7 ?-Spanish     
 
40.140.122.1KTXLFOXSacramentoWalnut Grove10001972 H
40.240.222.2 Antenna TV     
40.340.322.3 MGM-This     
40.440.422.4 TBD-TV     
 
40.140.314.3KMMCBlankSan FranciscoMt. San Bruno141283 L
40.240.414.4 KPOP-Music     
 
42.139.332.3KTNCInformercialsConcordSutro Tower10001679 Shares with KCNS
42.239.732.7 Infomercials     
 
43.146.1?K46LGAztecaMontereyFremont Peak152247 L
43.246.2? Azteca 2     
43.346.3? Jewelry TV     
43.446.4? Azteca 4     
 
43.145.130.1KAHCLAFF TVSacramentoDowntown Sac'to15130 L
43.245.230.2 Comet TV     
43.345.330.3 Cozi TV     
43.445.430.4 LCHD     
43.545.530.5 QVC     
43.645.630.6 QVC Plus     
43.745.730.7 Tuff TV     
 
44.145.128.1KBCWCWSan FranciscoSutro Tower10001611 H
44.245.228.2 Comet TV     
44.345.328.2 MeTV     
44.445.428.2 TBD     
 
45.12.12.1KFTYDove TVMiddletownMt. St. Helena32946 L - OMI station - kkpm.tv
45.22.22.2 CMCU     
45.32.32.3 CMC     
45.42.42.4 KQSL-TV     
45.52.52.5 Blues     
45.62.62.6 Daystar     daystar.com
45.72.72.7 AUN     
45.82.82.8 KTSF     
 
45.12.12.1KQRODove TVMorgan HillMt. Chual32438 L - OMI station - kkpm.tv
45.22.22.2 CMCU     
45.32.32.3 CMC     
45.42.42.4 KQSL-TV     
45.52.52.5 Blues     
45.62.62.6 Daystar     daystar.com
45.72.72.7 AUN     
45.82.82.8 KTSF     
 
46.132.132.1KIONCBSMontereyMt. Toro462487 H
46.232.232.2 CW     
46.332.332.3 Ion     
 
47.147.1?KFMSAltavisionKeyesDowntown Sac'to15? L
47.247.2? Fostivo     
47.347.3? Cheddar     
47.447.4? Infomercials     
47.547.5? Infomercials     
47.647.6? Newsmax     
47.747.7? ?     
 
48.149.319.3KSTSTelemundoSan JoseMt. Allison2572257 H - M
48.249.419.4 TeleX Mt. Allison   
48.312.513.5 KSTS-Telemundo Mt. San Bruno   H
 
48.148.125.1KDASDaystarSanta RosaSanta Rosa15? L - H - daystar.com
 
49.149.114.1KSAO?SacramentoSE of Folsom10.3344 L
49.249.214.2 Retro TV     
49.349.314.3 Buzzr     
49.449.414.4 ?     
49.549.514.5 REVN     
49.649.614.6 SBN     
49.749.714.7 Country     
 
49.149.1?KZHDNorthBayTVSanta RosaNE of Santa Rosa1341 H - L
49.249.2? Vision Mundial     
 
50.128.621.6KEMOAztecaRedwood CityMt. San Bruno151243 H - (Shares with KCNZ 28)
 
51.142.1?KMSXReligionSacramentoW of N. Highlands15449 L
 
51.551.520.5KDTVAudioSan FranciscoMt. Allison4762300 audio - blank
 
52.18.114.1KDTSDaystarSan FranciscoMt. Diablo0.222835 L - H - daystar.com
 
54.130.1130.11KQEHPBS-KQED+San JoseSutro Tower10001679 H - (Shares with KQED) kqed.org
54.230.1230.12 PBS-KQED     H
54.330.1330.13 PBS World     
54.430.1430.14 PBS Kids     
 
58.146.123.1KQCAMyNetTVStocktonWalnut Grove6001903 H
58.246.223.2 Movies!     
58.346.323.3 EstrellaTV     H - EstrellaTV
 
60.143.327.3KPJKEducationalSan MateoSutro Tower5001678 H
60.243.427.4 France 24     
60.343.527.5 NHK TV     
60.443.627.6 MHZ TV     
60.543.727.7 FNX     
60.643.827.8 KCSM-FM Audio     
 
64.126.126.1KTFKUniMasStocktonWalnut Grove8501952 H
64.218.218.2 KUVS-Univision S of San Andreas   H
64.326.326.3 Get TV Walnut Grove   
64.426.426.4 Grit TV Walnut Grove   
 
65.141.333.3KKPXIonSan JoseMt. San Bruno10001371 H - M
65.241.433.4 Qubo     
65.341.533.5 Ion Life     
65.441.633.6 Shop TV     
65.541.733.7 HomeShopping     
65.641.833.8 QVC     
 
66.134.134.1KFSFUniMasVallejoSutro Tower3701634 H
66.234.234.2 KDTV-Univision     H
66.334.334.3 Bounce TV     
66.434.434.4 Grit TV     
66.534.534.5 Justice Network   
 
67.133.30KSMSUnivisionMontereyFremont Peak8.972431 H-(Shares with KDJT 33)
67.333.50 LATV     
 
68.142.1122.11KTLNTLNRedwood CityMt. Allison151926 (Sharing with KAXT 1)
 



NOTES:

Repack Channel is the channel number that the station will transmit on after the channel changes are made in the Spring of 2020. (0 = Station has chosen to end broadcasting and go off the air; ? = Future channel assignment not known for this low power station.)

Transmitter Channel is the channel number the station presently transmits on.

Virtual Channel is the channel to which the signal is aliased.  A signal transmitted by the station causes this number to be used on viewers' sets.  Stations are required by the FCC to use their former analog channel number as their Virtual Channel since viewers are familiar with that numbering system and station identification. 

Station sub-channels:
Several programming sub-channels can be transmitted on each digital television channel. To distinguish a station's sub-channels, decimals or dashes are added after the channel number - for example 7.1, 7.2 and 7.3, or 7-1, 7-2 and 7-3. Most tuners will not show any digital signals at all until you've had the tuner do a "scan", and if a station has made changes in its lineup, many tuners will not show those changes until you scan again.

Tuners:
Some tuners show stations with the actual transmitter channels but most tuners only show stations on their virtual channels.

All tuners will show all of a station's sub-channels. If you receive the station well enough to receive any one of its sub-channels, you'll see all of the sub-channels. For the transmitter channel, some tuners may not show sub-channels on the same sub-channel numbers that appear on the virtual channel. Some stations do not begin their sub-channels with .1 on their transmitter channel, so you may find nothing on .1 or .2 and find sub-channels on .3 and above.

General notes:
Knowing transmitter channels is important when you select antennas, coax, and preamplifiers, since virtual channels are meaningless when you design your antenna and signal distribution systems.

Clicking on the call letters of a station in the list above will take you to that station's records on the Federal Communications Commission site.

The television band now consists of channels 2 through 51. When the repack is complete in 2020, the television band will consist of only channels 2 through 36.
Channels 2 through 6 are Low VHF.
Channels 7 through 13 are High VHF.
Channels 14 through 51 are UHF.

VHF signals propagate more readily than UHF signals, so VHF stations need to transmit with less power to cover the same area.

The actual frequencies of the various channels can be seen on the CSG Network Television Frequency Table.

Abbreviations in headers:
ERP = Effective Radiated Power
HAAT = Height Above Average Terrain
H - Transmits in High Definition
L - Low Power or Translator Station
M - Transmits mobile DTV
S - Secondary Transmitter - Distributed Transmission System
T - KTSF 26 shares with KDTV and 26.2 is on all OMI stations
V - KAXT has FCC approval to use channel 1 for its virtual channel
X - Station has gone off the air
Major San Francisco sites are in red.
Major Sacramento site is in green.


Data on this page was compiled by:
   Larry Kenney, WB9LOZ, Retired engineer, KGO/ABC

There are very active HDTV forums on line for the Bay Area and the nation.
Visit our Broadcasting Page for links to them - http://www.larrykenney.com/broadcast.html

These charts will be updated as required.
Last updated on December 8, 2018.

Accuracy is not guaranteed but is correct to the best of my knowledge.

Larry Kenney
Corrections are welcome


San Francisco Bay Area-Sacramento-Monterey Digital Channel Lists:
  • This page: Listing by Virtual Channel - full information and details, sorted by virtual channel
    http://www.larrykenney.com/sfonair.html

  • Listing by Transmitter Channel - full information and details, sorted by transmitter channel
    http://www.larrykenney.com/sfonair2.html

  • Listing by Re-Pack Channel
    (This list does not have sub-channel information for each station.)
    http://www.larrykenney.com/sfonair3.html



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