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.

Channel # = 0 = Station has chosen to end broadcasting and will soon be going off the air.
Channel # = ? = Future channel assignment not known for this low power stations.

City of
and Notes's OnSanta Clara-San JoseMt. Allison152008 L - V - GEB America     
1.342.322.3 QVC     
1.442.422.4 VietBay     
1.542.522.5 Que Huong TV     
1.642.622.6 Net Viet     
1.742.722.7 VietOp     
1.842.822.8 Creation TV     
1.942.922.9 U Channel     
1.1042.1022.10 Tiempos Finales     
1.1142.1122.11 Jewelry TV     
1.1242.1222.12 Net V MyVan     
1.1342.1322.13 Brioso Classical     Audio only
2.144.331.3KTVUFOXOaklandSutro Tower10001680 H - M -
2.244.431.4 LATV     
2.344.531.5 Movies!     
2.444.631.6 Buzzr     
2.148.3?KTVUFOXSan JoseMonument Pk3.52100 H - L -
2.248.4? LATV     
2.348.5? Movies!     
2.448.6? Buzzr Grove10001900 H - M - MeTV Life TVSan FranciscoMt. Tamalpais32178 - L - The Walk LLBN Korean Hosanna GOD TV Daystar AUN Lifehak KQSL CMC-TV FranciscoSutro Tower10001679 H - Sky Link TV     
4.338.57.5 GetTV     
4.438.67.6 Grit FranciscoSutro Tower10001679 H - Decades Life TVHealdsburgSonoma Mt.0.3338 L - The Walk LLBN Korean Hosanna GOD TV Daystar AUN Lifehak KQSL CMC-TV Grove331958 H - M - PBS PBS World PBS Kids     
7.17.312.1KGOABCSan FranciscoSutro Tower23.81703 H -
7.27.412.2 Live Well HD     H
7.37.512.3 LAFF TV     
7.135.335.3KGOABCSan JoseMt. Allison12.11959 H - L -
7.235.435.4 Live Well HD     H - L
7.335.535.5 LAFF TV     L Sac'to15285 L 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 Peak20.62493 H - ABC     H Estrella TV FranciscoSutro Tower10001679 H - KQED Plus-PBSSan Jose    
9.330.330.3 PBS World Grove28.62008 H - Justice Network   
10.310.310.3 Heroes&Icons   
11.17.1?K07ZK?MontereySE of Monterey0.1105 L
11.112.313.3KNTVNBCSan JoseMt. San Bruno103.11236 H - M -
11.212.413.4 Cozi-TV Mt. San Bruno   
11.349.519.5 KNTV-NBC Mt. Allison   H Life TVSan RafaelMt. Tamalpais32178 L - The Walk LLBN Korean Hosanna GOD TV Daystar AUN Lifehak KQSL CMC-TV Grove10002021 H - Decades FranciscoMt. Allison4762300 H - KFSF-UniMas     H
14.351.320.3 GetTV     
14.451.420.4 Escape TV of Rio Linda15410 H - L TVSalinasFremont Peak5.742267 L of San Andreas5001821 H 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? RetroTV     
19.319.3? Daystar
19.419.4? Rev'N     
20.119.30KOFYIndependentSan FranciscoSutro Tower5681601 H - (to share with KCNZ 28)
20.219.50 ME-TV     
20.319.60 blank     
20.419.70 This TV     
22.122.1?KLFB3ABNSalinasMt. Toro3.492651 L
22.222.2? 3ABNLatino     
22.322.3? Dare to Dream     
22.422.4? 3ABN-Same as 22.1 Mtn.2992068 H PBS Create     
22.323.35.3 NHK World     H Oso.4211788 
23.132.332.3KIONKMUVMontereyMt. Toro462487 H Sacto4.5279 H - L UniMas     H
23.323.314.3 Bounce     
23.423.414.4 Escape TV Peak81.12292 H KQEDPlus-PBS     
25.325.325.3 PBS Sprout     
26.127.10KTSFIndependentSan FranciscoMt. San Bruno8581323 H - (to share with KDTV 14}
26.227.20 Diya TV     
26.327.30 MOC     
26.427.40 Blank     
26.527.50 VietToday TV     
26.627.60 YSTV     
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 of Lincoln4.7259 L AmazingFacts     
27.320.320.3 3ABNProclaim     
27.420.420.4 3ABNLatino Life TVSanta RosaNE of Santa Rosa2879 L The Walk     
27.326.326.3 LLBN Korean     
27.426.426.4 Hosanna     
27.526.526.5 GOD TV     
27.626.626.6 Daystar
27.726.726.7 AUN     
27.826.826.8 Lifehak     
27.926.926.9 KQSL     
27.1026.1026.10 CMC-TV Life TVChicoSutter Butttes152142 L - The Walk     
28.328.328.3 LLBN Korean     
28.428.428.4 Hosanna     
28.528.528.5 GOD TV     
28.628.628.6 Daystar
28.728.728.7 AUN     
28.828.828.8 Lifehak     
28.928.928.9 KQSL     
28.1028.1028.10 CMC-TV TVSan FranciscoMt. San Bruno151243 L HomeShopping     
28.328.321.3 CMC-TV     
28.428.421.4 BTN     
28.528.521.5 Rev'n     
28.628.621.6 HomeShopping2     
28.728.721.7 Infomercials     
28.1028.1021.10 Retro TV     
28.1528.1521.15 Country RosaN of Calistoga3.72697 L KFSF-UniMas     
28.328.321.3 Get TV     
28.428.421.4 Escape TV     
28.328.3?KMMWTelemundoStocktonS of San Andreas151831 H - L Grove10001604 H Qubo     
29.348.321.3 Ion Life     
29.448.421.4 Shop TV     
29.548.521.5 QVC     
29.648.621.6 HomeShopping     
29.748.721.7 Telemundo Grove5451988 H LAFF TV     
32.133.30KMTPNews-ArtsSan FranciscoSutro Tower4801696 
32.233.40 Blank Screen     
32.433.50 Blank Screen     
32.533.60 ARTS     
32.633.70 KPOP-Music Grove31673 H - L Peak8.972431 L LATV     
34.134.1?KACADaystarModestoW of Ripon10440 L - H - 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
38.138.1?K38JPTED TalksSalinasMt. Toro152254 H - L
38.238.2? Blank     
38.338.3? TED Talks FranciscoSutro Tower10001679 H Sino TV     
38.339.632.6 VieTV     
38.439.332.3 blank     
38.539.532.5 NTD-TV Toro152418 L Grove10001972 H Antenna TV     
40.340.322.3 MGM-This     
40.140.3?KMMCVaultSan FranciscoMt. San Bruno141283 L
40.240.4? KPOP-Music     
42.139.30KTNCInformercialsConcordSutro Tower10001679 Shares with KCNS
43.146.1?K46LGAztecaMontereyFremont Peak152247 L
43.246.2? Azteca     
43.346.3? Jewelry TV     
43.446.4? Azteca     
43.145.1?KAHCLAFF TVSacramentoDowntown Sac'to15130 L
43.245.2? Comet TV     
43.345.3? Cozi TV     
43.445.4? LCHD     
43.545.5? QVC     
43.645.6? QVC Plus     
43.745.7? Tuff TV FranciscoSutro Tower10001611 H Life TVMiddletownMt. St. Helena32946 L - The Walk LLBN Korean Hosanna GOD TV Daystar AUN Lifehak KQSL CMC-TV Life TVMorgan HillMt. Chual32438 L - The Walk LLBN Korean Hosanna GOD TV Daystar AUN Lifehak KQSL CMC-TV Toro462487 H CW     
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
49.149.1?KSAOBlackSacramentoSE of Folsom10.3344 L
49.249.2? Retro TV     
49.349.3? Buzzr     
49.449.4? ?     
49.549.5? REVN     
49.649.6? SBN     
49.749.7? Country     
49.149.1?KZHDNorthBayTVSanta RosaNE of Santa Rosa1341 H - L
49.249.2? Vision Mundial     
50.132.30KEMOAztecaSanta RosaMt. St. Helena503051 H - (To share with KCNZ 28)
50.232.40 QVC     
50.332.50 QVC Plus     
50.432.60 Evine     
50.532.70 LifeLocks     
50.132.30KEMOAztecaSanta RosaSutro Tower2001549 H - (To share with KCNZ 28)
50.232.40 QVC     
50.332.50 QVC Plus     
50.432.60 Evine     
50.532.70 LifeLocks     
51.142.1?KMSXReligionSacramentoW of N. Highlands15449 L
51.551.520.5KDTVAudioSan FranciscoMt. Allison4762300 Spanish radio FranciscoMt. Diablo0.222835 L - H -
54.150.10KQEHKQEH-SD-PBSSan JoseMonument Pk3102172 (To share with KQED)
54.250.20 KQED-SD-PBS     
54.350.30 PBS Life     
54.450.40 PBS Kids     
54.550.50 PBS World Grove6001903 H Movies!     
58.346.323.3 EstrellaTV     H - EstrellaTV
60.143.327.3KCSMEducationalSan MateoSutro Tower5001678 H
60.243.427.4 France 24     
60.343.527.5 Jazz TV Grove8501952 H 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 Tower3701634 H KDTV-Univision     H
66.334.334.3 Bounce TV     
66.434.434.4 Grit TV     
66.534.534.5 Justice Network   
67.131.10KSMSUnivisionMontereyFremont Peak10002299 
67.231.20 UniMas     
67.331.30 LATV     
68.147.10KTLNTLNNovatoBurdell Mtn.10001319 (To share with KAXT 1)
68.247.20 Jewelry TV     
68.347.30 SBN     
68.447.40 U-Channel     


"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. 

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

"Repack Channel" is the channel number that the station will transmit on after the channel changes are made in the Spring of 2020.

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.

Most tuners only show stations on their virtual channels, but some tuners show stations on their actual transmitter channels as well.

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.

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, but on the transmitter channel, some tuners may not show sub-channels on the same sub-channel numbers (such as .1, .2, or .3) that appear on the virtual channel and which appear in our list. 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.

The television band now only 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 13 are 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.

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.

ERP = Effective Radiated Power
HAAT = Height Above Average Terrain
H - Transmits in High Definition (HDTV)
L - Low Power or Translator Station
M - Transmits mobile DTV
S - Secondary Transmitter - Distributed Transmission System
T - See notes below for special information for this station
V - KAXT has FCC approval to use channel 1 for its virtual channel
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 -

These charts will be updated as required.
Last updated on December 4, 2017.

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

  • Listing by Transmitter Channel - full information and details, sorted by transmitter channel

  • Listing by Re-Pack Channel
    (This list does not have all of the information on each station.)

Larry's Broadcasting Page