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.              <  

City of
and Notes Francisco-San JoseMt. Allison151926 L - V GEB America     
1.442.422.4 VietBay     
1.942.922.9 U Channel     
2.144.331.3KTVUFOXOaklandSutro Tower10001680 H - M -
2.244.431.4 LATV     
2.344.531.5 Movies!     
2.444.631.6 Buzzr     
2.148.326.3KTVUFOXSan JoseMonument Pk3.52100 H - L -
2.248.426.4 LATV     
2.348.526.5 Movies!     
2.448.626.6 Buzzr Grove10001900 H - M - MeTV FranciscoMt. Tamalpais32178 L - OMI station - KTSF CMC KQSL-TV Blues Daystar AUN     
4.14.1?K04RS?Salinas-San Juan Bautista?0.150? L FranciscoSutro Tower10001679 H - Sky Link TV     
4.338.57.5 GetTV     
4.438.67.6 Grit FranciscoSutro Tower10001679 H - Start TV TVHealdsburgSonoma Mt.0.3338 L - OMI station - CMCU CMC KQSL-TV Blues Daystar AUN KTSF 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
8.4OMI.4OMI.4 KQSLTLNFort Bragg   On all OMI stations 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    H
9.330.330.3 PBS World     
9.430.430.4 PBS Kids Grove28.62008 H - Justice Network   
10.310.310.3 Blank   
10.410.410.4 Quest Sacto15100 H - 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 -
11.212.413.4 Cozi-TV Mt. San Bruno   
11.349.519.5 KNTV-NBC Mt. Allison   H Grove10002021 H - Start TV FranciscoMt. Allison4762300 H -
14.351.320.3 GetTV     
14.451.420.4 Escape TV 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 TVSan RafaelMt. Tamalpais32178 L - OMI station - CMCU CMC Blues Daystar AUN 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? Telexitos     
19.319.3? Daystar
19.419.4? Religious     
19.519.5? BTN     
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? Daystar     
22.322.3? QVTV     
22.422.4? Best Buddies Mtn.2992068 H PBS Create     
22.323.35.3 NHK World     H Oso.4211788 
23.121.321.3KMUVTelemundoMontereyFremont Peak4.52359 H - See note K
23.221.421.4 KION-CBS     H
23.321.521.5 KION-CW     
23.421.621.6 Ion TV     
23.132.532.5KMUVTelemundoMontereyMt. Toro462585 H - (Shares with KION 32) Sacto4.5279 H - L 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 Peak81.12292 H 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 most OMI stations Asian     
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? Country Net of Lincoln4.7259 L AmazingFacts     
27.320.320.3 3ABNProclaim     
27.420.420.4 3ABNLatino TVSanta RosaNE of Santa Rosa2879 L - OMI station -
Off the air due to fire CMCU     
27.326.326.3 CMC     
27.426.426.4 KQSL-TV     
27.526.526.5 Blues     
27.626.626.6 Daystar
27.726.726.7 AUN     
27.826.826.8 KTSF TVChicoSutter Butttes152142 L - OMI station - CMCU     
28.328.328.3 CMC     
28.428.428.4 KQSL-TV     
28.528.528.5 Blues     
28.628.628.6 Daystar
28.728.728.7 AUN     
28.828.828.8 KTSF TVSan FranciscoMt. San Bruno151243 L HomeShopping     
28.328.321.3 Jewelry TV     
28.728.421.7 Evine RosaN of Calistoga3.72697 L
28.328.321.3 Get TV     
28.428.421.4 Escape TV 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 Grove5451988 H 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) Grove31673 H - L Telexitos Light TV of Rio Linda15410 H - L
33.331.219.2 Telexitos     
33.431.319.3 Light TV Peak8.972431 H - L of San Andreas151831 H - L
33.328.214.3 Telexitos     
33.428.314.4 Light TV     
33.248.721.7KSPXTelemundoSacramentoWalnut Grove10001604 H
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 Cty Ed.SalinasMt. Toro152254 H - L - To become K31OL
38.338.331.3 ESNE-TV FranciscoSutro Tower10001679 H Sino TV     
38.339.632.6 VieTV     
38.439.432.4 Estrella     
38.539.532.5 NTD-TV Toro152418 L 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 Infomercials Grove10001972 H 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 TVSacramentoDowntown Sac'to15130 L 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 FranciscoSutro Tower10001611 H Comet TV     
44.345.328.2 MeTV     
44.445.428.2 TBD TVMiddletownMt. St. Helena32946 L - OMI station - CMCU CMC KQSL-TV Blues Daystar AUN TVMorgan HillMt. Chual32438 L - OMI station - CMCU CMC KQSL-TV Blues Daystar AUN KTSF     
46.132.332.3KIONCBSMontereyMt. Toro462487 H
46.232.432.4 CW     
46.332.632.6 Ion Sac'to15? L Fostivo     
47.347.331.3 Cheddar     
47.447.431.4 Infomercials     
47.547.531.5 Infomercials     
47.647.631.6 Newsmax     
47.747.731.7 ?     
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 RosaSanta Rosa15? L - H - of Folsom10.3344 L 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) of N. Highlands15449 L
51.551.520.5KDTVAudioSan FranciscoMt. Allison4762300 audio - blank FranciscoMt. Diablo0.222835 L - H -
54.130.1130.11KQEHPBS-KQED+San JoseSutro Tower10001679 H - (Shares with KQED)
54.230.1230.12 PBS-KQED     H
54.330.1330.13 PBS World     
54.430.1430.14 PBS Kids Grove6001903 H 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 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   
67.133.10KSMSUnivisionMontereyFremont Peak8.972431 H-(Shares with KDJT 33)
67.333.30 LATV     
68.142.1122.11KTLNTLNRedwood CityMt. Allison151926 (Sharing with KAXT 1)


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.

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
K - KMUV 23-1 is available from two transmitters: RF 21 from Fremont Peak and RF 32 from Mt. Toro
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
   Paul Brown, N6RME, Engineer, KCSO/KMUM
   Keith Trinity, WE6R

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 February 3, 2019.

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 sub-channel information for each station.)

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