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.     

Virtual
Channel
Transmtr
Channel
Post Repack
Channel
Call
Letters
Network/
Programming
City of
License
Transmitter
Location
ERP
kW
Antenna
HAAT-ft
Information
and Notes
 
1.142.1 KAXTWhat's OnSanta Clara-San JoseMt. Allison152008 L - V - kaxt1.com
1.242.2  GEB America     
1.342.3  QVC     
1.442.4  VietBay     
1.542.5  Que Huong TV     
1.642.6  Net Viet     
1.742.7  VietOp     
1.842.8  Creation TV     
1.942.9  U Channel     
1.1042.10  Tiempos Finales     
1.1142.11  Jewelry TV     
1.1242.12  Net V MyVan     
1.1342.13  Brioso Classical     Audio only
 
2.144.3 KTVUFOXOaklandSutro Tower10001680 H - M - ktvu.com
2.244.4  LATV     
2.344.5  Movies!     
2.444.6  Buzzr     
 
2.148.3 KTVUFOXSan JoseMonument Pk3.52100 H - L - ktvu.com
2.248.4  LATV     
2.348.5  Movies!     
2.448.6  Buzzr     
 
3.135.1 KCRANBCSacramentoWalnut Grove10001900 H - M - kcra.com
3.235.2  MeTV     
 
3.13.1 K03HYBetter Life TVSan FranciscoMt. Tamalpais32178 L - T - kkpm.tv
3.23.2  Better Life Health     
3.33.3  LLBN Korean     
3.43.4  Vida Mejor     
3.53.5  GOD TV     
3.63.6  Daystar     daystar.com
3.73.7  AUN     
3.83.8  North Bay TV     North Bay TV
3.93.9  The Walk     
3.103.10  CMC-TV     
 
4.138.4 KRONMyNetTVSan FranciscoSutro Tower10001679 H - kron4.com
4.238.3  Sky Link TV     
4.338.5  GetTV     
 
5.129.1 KPIXCBSSan FranciscoSutro Tower10001679 H - T - cbssf.com
5.229.2  Decades     
 
6.16.1 K06QMBetter Life TVHealdsburgNE of Santa Rosa0.3338 L - N
6.26.2  Better Life Health     
6.36.3  LLBN Korean     
6.46.4  Vida Mejor     
6.56.5  GOD TV     
6.66.6  Daystar     daystar.com
6.76.7  AUN     
6.86.8  North Bay TV     North Bay TV
6.96.9  The Walk     
6.106.10  CMC-TV     
 
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     
 
7.17.3 KGOABCSan FranciscoSutro Tower23.81703 H - T - abc7news.com
7.27.4  Live Well HD     H
7.37.5  LAFF     
 
7.135.3 KGOABCSan JoseMt. Allison12.11959 H - L - T - abc7news.com
7.235.4  Live Well HD     H - L
7.335.5  LAFF     L
 
8.127.1 KBTVCrossingsSacramentoDowntown Sac'to15285 L - T
8.227.2  ONTV4U     
8.327.3  SBN     
8.427.4  HomeShopping     
8.527.5  Liquidation     
8.627.6  HOT-History Of TV     
8.727.7  Color Bars     
 
8.18.1 KSBWNBCSalinasFremont Peak20.62493 H - ksbw.com
8.28.2  ABC     H
8.38.3  Estrella TV     
 
9.130.1 KQEDPBS-HDSan FranciscoSutro Tower10001679 H - kqed.org
9.230.2  KQEH-SD-PBSSan Jose    
9.330.3  PBS World     
 
10.110.1 KXTVABCSacramentoWalnut Grove28.62008 H - T - news10.net
10.210.2  Justice Network   
10.310.3  Heros&Icons   
 
11.17.1 K07ZK?MontereySE of Monterey0.1105 L
 
11.112.3 KNTVNBCSan JoseMt. San Bruno103.11236 H - M - nbcbayarea.com
11.212.4  Cozi-TV Mt. San Bruno   
11.349.5  KNTV-NBC Mt. Allison   H
 
12.14.1 KTVJBetter Life TVSan RafaelMt. Tamalpais32178 L - kkpm.tv
12.24.2  Better Life Health     
12.34.3  LLBN Korean     
12.44.4  Vida Mejor     
12.54.5  GOD TV     
12.64.6  Daystar     daystar.com
12.74.7  AUN     
12.84.8  North Bay TV     North Bay TV
12.94.9  The Walk     
12.104.10  CMC-TV     
 
13.125.125.1KOVRCBSStocktonWalnut Grove10002021 H - cbssacramento.com
13.225.225.2 Decades     
 
14.151.1 KDTVUnivisionSan FranciscoMt. Allison4762300 H - univision14.com
14.251.2  KFSF-UniMas     H
14.351.3  GetTV     
14.451.4  Escape TV     
 
15.131.1 KMUMTelemundoSacramentoNW of Rio Linda15410 H - L
 
15.115.1 K15CUCozi TVSalinasFremont Peak5.742267 L
 
19.118.1 KUVSUnivisionModestoS of San Andreas5001821 H
19.226.2  KTFK-UniMas Walnut Grove   H
19.318.3  Bounce TV S of San Andreas   
19.418.4  Escape TV S of San Andreas   
 
19.119.1 KMBYHeros/IconsTempletonMt. Toro15687 L
19.219.2  RetroTV     
19.319.3  Daystar    daystar.com
19.419.4  Rev'N     
 
20.120.1 KSCZReligionGreenfieldFremont Peak.72165 L
 
20.119.3 KOFYIndependentSan FranciscoSutro Tower5681601 H
20.219.5  ME-TV     
20.319.6  VietV1     
20.419.7  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     
 
22.123.1 KRCBPBSCotatiSonoma Mtn.2992068 H
22.223.2  PBS Create     
22.323.3  NHK World     H
 
23.115.1 KBSVArmenianCeresMt. Oso.4211788 
 
23.132.3 KIONKMUVMontereyMt. Toro462487 H
 
23.123.1 KEZTUnivisionSacramentoDowntown Sacto4.5279 H - L
23.223.2  UniMas     H
23.323.3  Bounce     
23.423.4  Escape TV     
 
25.125.1 KQETPBS-HDWatsonvilleFremont Peak81.12292 H
25.225.2  KTEH-SD-PBS     
25.325.3  V-me     
 
26.127.1 KTSFIndependentSan FranciscoMt. San Bruno8581323 H
26.227.2  Diya TV     
26.327.3  MOC     
26.427.4  Blank     
26.527.5  VietToday TV     
26.627.6  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     
 
27.120.1 K20JX3ABNSacramentoSW of Lincoln4.7259 L
27.220.2  AmazingFacts     
27.320.3  3ABNProclaim     
27.420.4  3ABNLatino     
 
27.120.1 KEXTTokyo TVModestoMt. Allison3.61916 L - S
 
27.126.1 KUKRBetter Life TVSanta RosaNE of Santa Rosa2879 L - kkpm.tv
27.226.2  Better Life Health     
27.326.3  LLBN Korean     
27.426.4  Vida Mejor     
27.526.5  GOD TV     
27.626.6  Daystar     daystar.com
27.726.7  AUN     
27.826.8  North Bay TV     North Bay TV
27.926.9  The Walk     
27.1026.10  CMC-TV     
 
28.128.1 KKPMBetter Life TVChicoSutter Butttes152142 L - kkpm.tv
28.228.2  Better Life Health     
28.328.3  LLBN Korean     
28.428.4  Vida Mejor     
28.528.5  GOD TV     
28.628.6  Daystar     daystar.com
28.728.7  AUN     
28.828.8  North Bay TV     North Bay TV
28.928.9  The Walk     
28.1028.10  CMC-TV     
 
28.128.1 KFTLCreation TVSan FranciscoMt. San Bruno151243 L
28.228.2  HomeShopping     
28.328.3  CMC-TV     
28.428.4  BTN     
28.528.5  Rev'n     
28.628.6  HomeShopping2     
28.728.7  Infomercials     
28.1028.10  Retro TV     
28.1528.15  Country     
 
28.128.1 KDTVUnivisionSanta RosaN of Calistoga3.72697 L
28.228.2  KFSF-UniMas     
28.328.3  Get TV     
28.428.4  Escape TV     
 
28.328.3 KMMWTelemundoStocktonS of San Andreas151831 H - L
 
29.148.1 KSPXIonSacramentoWalnut Grove10001604 H
29.248.2  Qubo     
29.348.3  Ion Life     
29.448.4  Shop TV     
29.548.5  QVC     
29.648.6  HomeShopping     
29.748.7  Telemundo     
 
31.121.124.1KMAXCWSacramentoWalnut Grove10002014 H
 
32.133.3 KMTPNews-ArtsSan FranciscoSutro Tower4801696 
32.233.4  Blank Screen     
32.433.5  Blank Screen     
32.533.6  ARTS     
32.633.7  KPOP-Music     
 
33.13.1 KCSOTelemundoSacramentoS of San Andreas31955 H - L
 
33.133.1 KDJTUnivisionSalinas-MontereyFremont Peak8.972431 L
33.233.2  LATV     
 
34.134.1 KACADaystarModestoW of Ripon10440 L - H - daystar.com
 
35.113.1 KCBAFOXSalinasFremont Peak19.752362 H
 
36.136.3 KICUIndependentSan JoseMonument Pk7402251 H - M
36.236.4  KEMS-Korean    KEMS
36.336.5  CCTV     
36.436.6  Heros&Icons     
 
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     
 
38.139.1 KCNSSBNSan FranciscoSutro Tower10001679 H
38.239.2  Sino TV     
38.339.3  KTNC-EstrellaTV    EstrellaTV
38.439.4  Comet TV     
38.539.5  NTD-TV     
38.639.6  The Works     The Works
 
39.139.1 KMMD3ABN-LatinoSalinasMt. Toro152418 L
 
40.140.1 KTXLFOXSacramentoWalnut Grove10001972 H
40.240.2  Antenna TV     
40.340.3  MGM-This     
 
40.140.3 KMMCKPOP-MusicSan FranciscoMt. San Bruno141283 L
 
42.114.1 KTNCEstrellaTVConcordMt. Diablo403156 H - EstrellaTV
42.214.2  The Works     The Works
 
43.146.1 K46LGAztecaMontereyFremont Peak152247 L
43.246.2  Azteca     
43.346.3  Jewelry TV     
43.446.4  Azteca     
 
43.145.1 KAHCLAFFSacramentoDowntown Sac'to15130 T
43.245.2  Comet TV     
43.345.3  Cozi TV     
43.445.4  LCHD     
43.545.5  QVC     
43.645.6  QVC Plus     
 
44.145.1 KBCWCWSan FranciscoSutro Tower10001611 H
 
45.12.1 KFTYBetter Life TVMiddletownMt. St. Helena32946 L - kkpm.tv
45.22.2  Better Life Health     
45.32.3  LLBN Korean     
45.42.4  Vida Mejor     
45.52.5  GOD TV     
45.62.6  Daystar     daystar.com
45.72.7  AUN     
45.82.8  North Bay TV     North Bay TV
45.92.9  The Walk     
45.102.10  CMC-TV     
 
45.12.1 KQROBetter Life TVMorgan HillMt. Chual32438 L - kkpm.tv
45.22.2  Better Life Health     
45.32.3  LLBN Korean     
45.42.4  Vida Mejor     
45.52.5  GOD TV     
45.62.6  Daystar     daystar.com
45.72.7  AUN     
45.82.8  North Bay TV     North Bay TV
45.92.9  The Walk     
45.102.10  CMC-TV     
 
46.132.1 KIONCBSMontereyMt. Toro462487 H
46.232.2  CW     
 
47.147.1 KFMSAltavisionSacramentoDowntown Sac'to?? L
47.247.2  Infomercials     
47.347.3  AccuWx-Sp     
47.447.4  Infomercials     
47.547.5  AMG TV     
47.647.6  Newsmax     
47.747.7  AccuWx     
 
48.149.3 KSTSTelemundoSan JoseMt. Allison2572257 H - M
48.249.4  TeleX Mt. Allison   
48.312.5  KSTS-Telemundo Mt. San Bruno   H
 
49.149.1 KSAOMundoMXSacramentoSE 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     
 
50.132.3 KEMOAztecaSanta RosaMt. St. Helena503051 H - T
50.232.4  QVC     
50.332.5  QVC Plus     
50.432.6  Evine     
 
50.132.3 KEMOAztecaSanta RosaSutro Tower2001549 H - T
50.232.4  QVC     
50.332.5  QVC Plus     
50.432.6  Evine     
 
51.142.1 KMSXReligionSacramentoW of N. Highlands15449 L
 
52.18.1 KDTSDaystarSan FranciscoMt. Diablo0.222835 L - H - daystar.com
 
54.150.1 KQEHKQEH-SD-PBSSan JoseMonument Pk3102172 
54.250.2  KQED-SD-PBS     
54.350.3  PBS Life     
54.450.4  PBS Kids     
54.550.5  PBS World     
 
58.146.1 KQCAMyNetTVStocktonWalnut Grove6001903 H
58.246.2  Movies!     
58.346.3  EstrellaTV     H - EstrellaTV
 
60.143.3 KCSMEducationalSan MateoSutro Tower5001678 H
60.243.4  France 24     
60.343.5  Jazz TV     
 
64.126.1 KTFKUniMasStocktonWalnut Grove8501952 H
64.218.2  KUVS-Univision S of San Andreas   H
64.326.3  Get TV Walnut Grove   
64.426.4  Grit TV Walnut Grove   
 
65.141.3 KKPXIonSan JoseMt. San Bruno10001371 H - M
65.241.4  Qubo     
65.341.5  Ion Life     
65.441.6  Shop TV     
65.541.7  HomeShopping     
65.641.8  QVC     
 
66.134.1 KFSFUniMasVallejoSutro Tower3701634 H
66.234.2  KDTV-Univision     H
66.334.3  Bounce TV     
66.434.4  Grit TV     
 
67.131.1 KSMSUnivisionMontereyFremont Peak10002299 
67.231.2  UniMas     
67.331.3  LATV     
 
68.147.1 KTLNTLNNovatoBurdell Mtn.10001319 
68.247.2  Jewelry TV     
68.347.3  SBN     
68.447.4  U-Channel     
 

NOTES:

"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.  The virtual channel is marked with a question mark for those stations not yet on the air.

"Transmitter Channel" is the channel number the station actually transmits on.  See the Transmitter Channel Listing for a station list by transmitter channel number.

"Post Repack Channel" is the channel number that the station will transmit on after the reassignment of the channel numbers following the frequency auction.

Several sub-channels (programs) 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, these 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 transmitted channels as well. A few tuners show stations only on their transmitted channels. This is why we show both channels in our list. (Note, too, that knowing transmitted 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 transmitted 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 transmitted channel, so you may find nothing on .1 or .2 and find sub-channels on .3 and above. Therefore, if you are watching a transmitter channel, and the sub-channels don't match our list, tune through all of the sub-channels to find the program you want.

The television band now only consists of channels 2 through 51. The frequencies above channel 51 have been auctioned off for public service, cell phone and other services.
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
N - Not Yet On The Air
S - Secondary Transmitter - Distributed Transmission System
T - See notes below for special information for this station
V - KAXT has FCC okay to use channel 1 for its virtual channel
Major San Francisco sites are in red.
Major Sacramento site is in green.

TV STATION SPECIAL INFORMATION:
5-KPIX has a construction permit for a 1.28 kW translator on channel 42 at Mt. Vaca and an on-channel (channel 29) translator for Mt. San Bruno.
7-KGO has a construction permit for on-channel (channel 7) translator for Mt. San Bruno.
10-KXTV has a construction permit for a translator on channel 36 located at their studio in Sacramento.
32-KEMO has a Distributed Transmission System second transmitter on Sutro Tower.
36-KXTV has a construction permit for a translator on channel 36 located at their studio in Sacramento.
42-KPIX has a construction permit for a 1.28 kW translator on channel 42 at Mt. Vaca and an on-channel (channel 29) translator for Mt. San Bruno.
50-KEMO has a Distributed Transmission System second transmitter on Sutro Tower.



SPACING REQUIREMENTS

Transmitter Channels 7-13:
Prohibited on same channel: 0-170 mi
Prohibited on adjacent channel: 14.29-68.35 mi

Transmitter Channels 14-51:
Prohibited on same channel: 0-139 mi
Prohibited on adjacent channel: 14.91-68.35 mi
Note on spacing requirements:
The "doughnut" shaped exclusion zone for adjacent channels recognizes
that adjacent stations only present a problem when there is a strong
station right next to a weak station you want to watch.

The source for most of this information is the FCC web site.

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.choisser.com/broadcast.html

These charts will be updated as required.
Last updated on February 18, 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:
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