UPDATE AS OF 11/20:
WIVT-TV, NEWSCHANNEL 34 AND WBGH-TV, NBC 5 HAVE COMPLETED OUR BROADCAST TOWER WORK AND WE ARE NOW AT FULL POWER ON OUR MAIN REPACK ANTENNA. IF YOU RECEIVE OUR STATIONS OVER THE AIR USING AN ANTENNA, YOU WILL NEED TO RESCAN YOUR TV. WE NOW TRANSMIT FROM OUR NEW MAIN ANTENNA ON DT27, A UHF FREQUENCY AND WILL STILL SHOW UP AS 34-1 WIVT-DT, 34-2 WBGH-HD, 34-3 LAFF, 34-4 ESCAPE.
We have completed the FCC REPACK Tower work and are now transmitting at full power from our new main antenna. If you receive us over the air or know someone who does be advised a channel rescan or auto channel search may be necessary in picking up our new main antenna.
On August 2nd our over the air signals for stations (WIVT) ABC 34-1 and (WBGH) NBC 34-2 along with (LAFF) 34-3 and (ESCAPE) 34-4 began transmitting on a temporary side mounted antenna as part of the FCC REPACK process. With the tower work fully completed now viewers who may have had reception problems related to the temporary antenna will be able to receive us better than ever.
The old transmitter for DT34 was shut down at 12:00AM EDT August 2nd, 2019 and the new DT27 transmitter was turned on 12:01AM EDT on August 2nd, 2019. For optimal reception at your location this frequency change utilizes a UHF antenna pointed at our new main transmission antenna. With HD television sets and over the air DTV converter boxes our channel(s) will still appear as 34-1, 34-2, 34-3, and 34-4 even though we are now transmitting on DT27.
The information on this website can further help concerning advise in rescanning https://www.tvanswers.org/rescan.asp The information at this website further explains the FCC mandated Repack https://antennaweb.org/Info/FccRepackInfo
For your best reception results at your location, please visit https://antennaweb.org/antenna-info click on [ENTER YOUR LOCATION] your full address including zip code before clicking [Go].
The results of this website query will indicate your reception expectations of our stations at your specific address and help guide you in antenna recommendations that will work at your location and where to point it.
If you are in a poor reception zone for our signal be advised that Cable TV as well Dish Network also carry our ABC and NBC channels in the local broadcast area. Utilizing an outdoor UHF band antenna is always best for reception of UHF digital channels, the antenna should be on a mast pole or rooftop high enough to overcome any obstacles between your address and our transmitter located on Ingraham Hill in the Town of Binghamton. In fringe reception zones further away from our tower a more sensitive UHF antenna and/or adding a UHF amplifier can offer you more stable reception of our signal.