Digital Television
DTV - HDTV Channel List

San Francisco Bay Area
(within 100 miles of San Francisco)
Listed by Virtual Channel - prior to Re-pack Changes

To see the list sorted by transmitter channel click here

Information on Channel Changes

The re-pack channel changes have begun. Four stations have their new channels on the air: KTVU 2 on channels 26 and 31, KPJK 60 on channel 27, KCNS 38 sharing with KTNC 42 and KEMO 50 on channel 32 and KKPX 65 on channel 33.

The phase 9 stations, amounting to a total count of 30 on this list, will be changing channels by the end of April. To receive these stations you will have to rescan your TV receiver again after they move. For full details on the Re-Pack changes click here.

See "Notes" below for an explanation of the header information.

If re-pack channel # = ? - Future channel assignment is not known for this low power station.   This information will be updated when available.

City of
and Notes
1.242.822.8KAXTDecadesSan Francisco-San JoseMt. Allison151926 L - V
2.144.331.3KTVUFOXOaklandSutro Tower10001680 H - M -
2.244.431.4 blank     
2.344.531.5 Movies!     
2.444.631.6 Buzzr     
2.126.326.3KTVUFOXSan JoseMonument Pk2.152149 H - L - R -
2.226.426.4 blank     
2.326.526.5 Movies!     
2.426.626.6 Buzzr Grove10001900 H - M - MeTV RosaMt. Tamalpais32178 L - OMI station - CMC-USA Dove TV KQSL-TV Blues Daystar AUN KTSF Heartland Dot10 FranciscoSutro Tower10001679 H - Sky Link TV     
4.338.57.5 GetTV     
4.438.67.6 CourtTV FranciscoSutro Tower10001679 H - Start TV     
5.329.329.3 DABL TVHealdsburgSonoma Mt.0.3338 L - OMI station - CMC-USA CMC KQSL-TV Blues Daystar AUN KTSF Heartland Dot10 Grove331958 H - M - PBS PBS World PBS Kids     
7.17.312.1KGOABCSan FranciscoSutro Tower23.81703 H -
7.27.412.2 LOCAList     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 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 Bounce   
10.410.410.4 Quest Sacto15100 H - Justice Network   
10.336.336.3 Bounce   
10.436.436.4 Quest TVMontereySE of Monterey.1-85 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
11.449.619.6 Cozi-TV Mt. Allison   H Grove10002021 H - Start TV     
13.325.325.3 DABL FranciscoMt. Allison4762300 H -
14.351.320.3 GetTV     
14.451.420.4 Escape TV TVSalinasFremont Peak5.742267 H - L Telexitos    
16.120.323.3KSCZHai LeSan Francisco/San JoseMt. Allison152224 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 VSB     
16.920.1123.11 U_Channel     
16.1020.1223.12 VNA-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 - CMC-USA CMC KQSL-TV Blues Daystar AUN Heartland Dot10     
18.128.321.3KQRMInfomercialsPetalumaMt. San Bruno12.51345 (Shares with KCNZ 28) 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 Toro15687 L Telexitos     
19.319.319.3 Daystar
19.419.419.4 KMBY     
19.519.519.5 BTN     
19.619.619.6 HomeShopping     
19.719.719.7 Jerusalem TV     
20.128.721.7KOFYIndependentSan FranciscoMt. San Bruno12.51345 H - (Shares with KCNZ 28)
20.228.821.8 This TV     
20.328.521.5 Evine     
20.428.421.6 LATV     
20.828.1021.10 Fun Road     
21.121.621.6KMUVDABLMontereyFremont Peak4.52359 H - See note K Mtn.2992068 H PBS Create     
22.323.35.3 NHK World     H 
23.121.321.3KMUVTelemundoMontereyFremont Peak4.52359 H - See note K
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 Madonna-Morgan Hill15? Antenna TV     
24.111.424.4KAAPDiya-TVSanta CruzLoma Prieta Mt.1.852654 L
24.311.324.3 Antenna TV     
24.511.824.8 VietBay     
24.611.624.6 MBC     
24.711.1024.10 NewsNet     
24.811.224.2 Jewelry 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 and OMI} KTSF     On most OMI stations KTSF     On most OMI stations
26.351.620.6 MBC     
26.4OMI.8OMI.8 KTSF     
26.551.720.7 Vietday     
26.651.820.8 VSTV L Toro8.41290 L MGM-This     
27.327.327.3 Get TV     
27.427.427.4 Buzzr     
27.527.527.5 SBN     
27.627.627.6 Country Net     
27.727.727.7 H&I of Lincoln15384 L AmazingFacts     
27.320.320.3 3ABNProclaim     
27.420.420.4 3ABNLatino TVSanta RosaNE of Santa Rosa2879 L - OMI station - CMC-USA     
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     
27.926.926.9 Heartland     
27.1026.1026.10 Dot10 TVChicoSutter Butttes152142 L - OMI station - CMC-USA     
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     
28.928.928.9 Heartland     
28.1028.1028.10 Dot10 FranciscoMt. San Bruno12.51345 L HomeShopping     
28.328.1121.3 Quest     
28.628.621.6 ShopLC UnivisionSanta RosaN of Calistoga3.72697 L KFSF UniMas     
28.328.321.3 KDTV Get TV     
28.428.421.4 KDTV Escape TV     
28.528.521.5 KFSF Justice TV     
29.148.321.1KSPXIonSacramentoWalnut Grove10001604 H - P
29.248.421.2 Qubo     
29.348.521.3 Ion Life     
29.448.621.4 Shop TV     
29.548.721.5 QVC     
29.648.821.6 HomeShopping Grove5451988 H LAFF TV     
31.321.324.3 Comet TV     
31.421.424.4 Stadium     
31.521.524.5 Circle Net     
32.128.921.9KMTPNews-ArtsSan FranciscoMt. San Bruno12.51345 L - (Shares with KCNZ 28)
32.132.1?KFKK?StocktonModesto5341 L TVSacramentoFolsom15354 L LNTV Grove31673 H - L Telexitos Light TV of Rio Linda15410 H - L
33.331.219.2 Telexitos     
33.431.319.3 Light TV     
33.248.921.9KSPXTelemundoSacramentoWalnut Grove10001604 H Peak8.972431 H - L - R of San Andreas151831 H - L
33.328.214.3 Telexitos     
33.428.314.4 Light TV of Ripon10440 L - H -
35.113.311.1KCBAFOXSalinasFremont 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 Decades     
36.536.736.7 Light TV of Folsom0.3482 L
38.131.331.3K31OLMonterey Cty Ed.SalinasMt. Toro32188 H - L - R
38.231.431.4 ESNE FranciscoSutro Tower10001679 H Sino TV     
38.439.432.4 Estrella     
38.539.532.5 NTD-TV     
39.128.328.3KMMDCourtTVSalinasMt. Toro152418 L - R
39.228.428.4 Bounce TV     
39.328.528.5 Light TV     
39.428.628.6 Grit     
39.528.728.7 Escape     
39.628.828.8 LAFF TV     
39.728.928.9 Son Life     
39.828.1028.10 Infomercials     
39.928.1128.11 Infomercials Grove10001972 H Antenna TV     
40.340.322.3 Court TV     
40.440.422.4 TBD-TV     
40.140.314.?KMMCKPOP-MusicSan FranciscoMt. San Bruno141283 L
40.240.414.? KPOP-Music     
42.139.332.3KTNCSBNConcordSutro Tower10001679 Shares with KCNS
42.239.632.6 U_Church     
43.124.314.1K46LGAztecaMontereyFremont Peak152247 L - R
43.224.414.2 Azteca 2     
43.324.514.3 Jewelry TV     
43.424.614.4 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     
44.345.328.3 MeTV     
44.445.428.4 TBD-TV     
44.545.528.5 Circle Net TVMiddletownMt. St. Helena32946 L - OMI station - CMC-USA CMC KQSL-TV Blues Daystar AUN KTSF Heartland Dot10 TVMorgan HillMt. Chual32438 L - OMI station - CMC-USA CMC KQSL-TV Blues Daystar AUN     
45.826.32.8 KTSF Heartland Dot10     
46.132.332.3KIONCBSMontereyMt. Toro462487 H - K
46.121.521.5 CBS     K
46.232.432.4 CW     K
46.221.421.4 CW     K
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
48.412.613.6 TeleX Mt. San Bruno   H RosaSanta Rosa15? L - H - of Folsom10.3344 L THIS 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 RosaSonoma Mt15341 Off air-Changing to ch.21
50.139.732.7KEMOAztecaRedwood CitySutro Tower10001679 H - (Shares with KCNS 38)
50.239.832.8 BE-IN-Sports     
50.339.932.9 Revenue of N. Highlands15449 L 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 Heroes&Icons     
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 DW-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 Plus     
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 Peak8.972431 H - R - (Shares with KDJT 33)
67.326.326.3 LATV     
68.142.322.3KTLNHeroes&IconsPalo AltoMt. Allison151926 H-(Sharing with KAXT 1)
68.242.422.4 MeTV-HD     H
68.342.522.5 MeTV-SD     


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. 

Transmitter Channel is the channel number the station presently transmits on.

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.)

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 and KOIN 46.1 and 46.2 are sharing RF 21 and 32, both 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
P - Temporarily using new repack antenna with 48 kw
R - Re-pack channel change completed
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 April 2, 2020

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 - prior to repack changes, with full information and details

  • Listing by Virtual Channel - with post repack changes and full information and details

  • Listing by Transmitter Channel - prior to repack changes, with full information and details

  • Listing by Transmitter Channel - with post re-pack changes and full information and details

  • Listing by Re-Pack Channel
    (This list does not have sub-channel information for each station.)

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