Atlanta's Digital TV Channels

Atlanta is second in the nation for the number of digital stations available

The Free Channels Can You Receive With An Antenna?

Below is a list of the 92 FREE Digital TV channels that can possibly be received in the Atlanta, GA area with an Over-The-Air antenna of the proper size. Because digital TV doesn't use as much bandwidth as the old analog TV, each station can provide more channels (sub-channels) per frequency, thus the dot or dash numbers .2 .3 .4 etc. channel numbers.  The primary channel will always be the .1.  2.1 is ABC or WSB channel 2 as you know it from cable, satellite and analog TV the dot  1 channels are usually HD.  Some stations are low power and for a specific area like KTN Korean 47.1, is in Norcross and its signal doesn't go very far.  WANN is low power but shares a very high major tower.  It holds its own with the high power stations in the metro Atlanta area. Most of the major Atlanta stations are at 1 million watts power and have a strong signal around the Atlanta area and reaching well into and past the suburbs.  Sub-channels (the .2 +) allow for more content & advertising to be provided to viewers.  Most of the major stations primary channels are broadcast in HD but their sub-channels are in SD.

Some of the digital stations upgrade and changing channels occasionally. Some will add new channels, move channels, and change channel numbers so you have to RE-SCAN your TV or Digital Box on a regular basis or you may not see the new sub-channels or changes. 

Most all of the stations are transmitted using the UHF band.  Two stations use the VHF band.  The UHF band is a high frequency that has a shorter range than the VHF band.  That is why it can be tricky to receive digital TV in the Atlanta area with its hills, buildings & trees.  UHF frequencies are affected by trees, buildings, even strong winds moving tree limbs.  They kind of act like light beams traveling straight, but can be reflected in a different direction.

Many people who used to have an antenna on their home had the old style log periodic type all band VHF/Uhf/FM antenna with the long rods in the back and short rods in the front which, will work with digital TV, it just will not perform as well as the newer designed UHF/VHF  broad lobe antennas we use that are far better designed for the Atlanta reception area.  Plus Uhf  antennas are not as large.

Unlike Analog TV where you could watch a weak snowy picture with good sound,  with Digital TV you will either have a perfect watchable picture or an unwatchable picture that's pixilated with the sound cutting in & out. We always use a higher gain antenna than is necessary for the strongest trouble-free reception available. 

The main Atlanta network stations in the list below are highlighted in Red and most .1 channels are in HD. These channels are a must any others channels received are a bonus.  Some low power channels may broadcast intermittently.  New channels can be added at any time.  Some channels are low power stations and their signal will not reach as far as the major high power stations and may not be received outside their areas. 


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                  THE   ATLANTA  DIGITAL TV CHANNELS                 

93 Total Channels

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2.1    WSB    HD  ABC Network Programming 
2.2    WSB    ME TV - Older TV Series and Programs   

2.3    WSB   LAFF  -  Comedy Channel  (Coming April 15)

5.1    WAGA  HD  FOX Network Programming 

5.2   MOVIES  -  20th Century Fox Movies  <1972

8.1    WGTV   HD  GPB - Georgia Public Main Programming - Georgia  VHF  

8.2    WGTV   Create - Cooking, Arts, Craft more  VHF 

8.3    WGTV   GPB  Knowledge  -  History/Science  VHF    

8.4   WUGA  UGA PBS -  UGA Athens  Occisional + Weekends  VHF

11.1   WXIA   HD  NBC Network Programming   VHF  

11.2   WXIA    Weather Nation  - Weather Info.  VHF     

11.3   WXIA    Justice Network   - Crime & Justice  VHF

14.1   WPXA  HD ION  Network Programming 

14.2   WPXA  Qubo Kids  -  Kids  

14.3   WPXA   ION Life  - Home & Living 

14.4  WPXA  ShopTV - Shopping

14.5  WPIX   QVC  - Shopping

15.1  DAY STAR - Christian  Low Power

16.1   WYGA    OnTV4U  - TV Shopping  Low Power
16.2   WYGA    SonLife  -  Christian   Low Power  

16.3   WYGA    THTV   -  True Health TV  Low Power 

16.4   WYGA    IQRA  -  Religious  Low power

16.5  WYGA    PeaceTV  -  Religious   Low Power

16.6  WYGA    MCBN  -  Latino  Music, News, Comedy, +  Low power

16.7  WYGA    REV'N TV  -  Auto & Speed Related TV   Low Power

17.1   WPCH   HD  Peachtree TV Atlanta

22.1  WSKC  South Korean  Low Power

22.2  WSKC  Veria TV  Low Power

22.3  WSKC  THTV  - True Health TV   Low Power

22.4  WSKC  MBC -  Korean TV   Low Power

26.1   WTBS   HD  Mundo Fox - Spanish

26.3   WTBS   Jewelry TV - Shopping 

26.3  WTBS   France 24 News - English  

26.5   WTBS   TUFF TV -  Guy TV  

26.6   WTBS   LMM  La Mega Mundial - Spanish Music Video

30.1  WPBA   HD  PBS Programming - National PBS 

32.1   WANN   Atlanta Programming Channel Guide    + Biz TV  Business TV

32.2   WANN   This TV  -  Old TV Series / Movies        

32.3   WANN  Shop 1 - Shopping

32.4   WANN  MoXie - Old Color  Movies 24/7 

32.5   WANN  Oldie Goldie - Old B/w Movies 24/7

32.6   WANN  My Family TV - Family TV Programming   

32.7   WANN  RTV -  Older TV Series and Movies

 32.8    WANN  LATV - Atlanta  - Spanish     

32.9    WANN  CSBN -  Spanish 

32.10  WANN  EstrellaTV  - Spanish 

32.11  WANN Talk Radio  -  WSB  Radio

32.12 WANN  Radio Audio  - The Bull 94.9 FM

32.13 WANN  Radio Audio  - 105.7 FM

32.14 WANN  Radio Audio  - 96.1 FM - HD

32.15 WANN  Radio Audio  -  Power 96.1-2 FM

32.16 WANN  Radio Audio  - Patron Spanish

32.17 WANN  Radio Audio -  La Mega Spanish

32.18 WANN  Radio Audio - AM 1310

32.19 WANN  Radio Audio - Urban

32.20 WANN  Radio Audio - Country

34.1  WUVG  Univision - Spanish Programming  

34.2  WUVG  Tele-Furtura - Spanish Programming  

34.3  WUVG  GetTV  - Sony Pictures Movies 1970 & older

34.4  WUVG  Escape TV - Crime  Series/Movies/Doc.

36.1  WATL   HD  MyATL Network Programming  

36.2  WATL   Bounce TV - Series/Movies  

36.3  WATL   Antenna TV - Old TV Series/Movies    

40.1  WIRE    Info-commercials     Low Power

40.2  WIRE    Info-commercials     Low power

40.3  WIRE    Info-commercials     Low power

40.4  WIRE    Info-commercials     Low power 

42.1  WATC  HD The Atlanta Channel  - ATL Info.  Very Low Power   

45.1  W45DX-D   HSN - Shopping  Low power

46.1  WGCL  CBS  HD  CBS Network Programming  

47.1  KTN    Telemundo - Spanish programming   Norcross Area 

47.2  KTN    Telemundo - Spanish programming  Norcross Area

47.3  KTN    TeleXitos - Spanish   Norcross Area    

47.4  KTN    KBS Word - Korean  Norcross Area                                                                   

47.5  KTN    MBC-TV - Korean  Norcross Area 

47.6   WKTB      Atlanta CBS - Christian  Korean  Norcross Area

47.7   KTN      VIET - Vietnam  Norcross Area

50.1 WAGC  Info-commercials     Low Power

50.2 WAGC  Info-commercials     Low Power

53.1  WDTA  DAYSTAR - Christian Programming

57.1  WATC  TV 57 - Christian Programming

57.2  WATC  TOO -  Movies - Family Programming

63.1  TBN   -  Christian Programming  

63.2  Church  -  Christian Programming  

63.3  JCTV  -  Christian Programming

63.4  Enlace  -  Christian Programming Spanish  

63.5  SMILE  -  Christian Programming Children

69.1  WUPA  -  HD The CW Network Programming  


4   WUVM   Low Power Analog  -  Spanish   The Only Atlanta Analog channel - Downtown reception 


                                                                     Channel List Updated 3-16-2015

             Channel Reception Depends On Your Location, Antenna Range, and Station’s Coverage.

                                   Low power stations may not be received at many addresses

                                                   All stations are Uhf band except 8.1+ and 11.1+ are Vhf Hi




Depending on your location in the Atlanta area, you may or may not be able to receive some of the stations listed above. Or you may receive channels not listed above from other markets.  Most of the stations' towers are around the city of Atlanta, downtown area.  With ION's 14.1 tower near Waleska, GA and PBS's 8.1 atop Stone Mountain.  Most antennas used today are directional and may not receive a station not in the front direction of the antenna.