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Attention Channel 20 Viewers

You will need to RESCAN YOUR TV as of January 14.

What is happening

If you watch Vermont PBS via antenna on Channel 20 from Burke Mountain, please note that as of January 14, 2020, Vermont PBS made necessary technical upgrades to Channel 20.

If you lost reception, please rescan your TV to continue receiving Channel 20.

Cable and satellite dish subscribers will not be affected by this change. Only those viewers who watch Vermont PBS via antenna on Channel 20 will be affected.

A simple rescan of your TV should restore your Channel 20 reception. Not sure how to rescan your TV? It’s best to check your owner’s manual or on-screen menu options.

General steps for rescanning

Although rescanning steps differ with different TV models, here are some general steps to lead you through the process:

  • Using your television's remote control, press the Menu or Settings option. (Note: a "Smart TV" may have a smart button that must be used to access the settings menu. It will generally have the manufacturer's logo on it.)
  • Locate Channels or Tuner Set Up or AutoTune option.
  • Check the menu for an option of Antenna Type or Connection Type followed by either Antenna or Cable.
  • For antenna users, make sure that the designated setting is Antenna.
  • From the menu, choose Digital Channel Search (depending on the manufacturer, alternate choices may include Channel Scan, Channel Search or Autoprogram.)
  • Allow the TV to complete the search. You may see a bar listing how many channels have been found. The process may take several minutes to complete.
  • Once complete, confirm the menu prompt, then press the exit or quit option.

    The rescanning function varies with different TV models. Check your TV owner's manual or on-screen menu options for instructions.
    You can also click here for general steps to guide you through the process, and for links to rescanning information for different TV models.
Helpful Links

Broadcast TV Transition: What to Watch For - Info from the FCC

Antenna Recommendations - We strongly recommend a roof-top antenna with pre-amplifier.

Re-scanning for Channels - Your TV will need to find our new channel.

TVanswers.org – Additional information from the National Association of Broadcasters.

Vermont PBS Channel Finder

Find your best signal source, based on your location.
Simply enter your street address or zip code to determine what channels should be available in your viewing area.

Please note: Our Channel Finder tool provides an estimation of signal strength based on geographic location. It is not a guarantee of signal reception, which can be affected by a variety of factors.)