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Did you know you can get broadcast television over-the-air for FREE? It’s true! And, it is completely legal. All you need is an indoor or outdoor antenna to receive some of your favorite shows in stunning high-definition. Some of these shows include:

  • This is Us, Will & Grace and The Blacklist

  • NFL Football

  • KRIS 6 Local News

  • Ellen and Dr. Phil

To check the signal strength at your home, check out the FCC’s reception map.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does it cost?

Digital antennas range in price from $10 for indoor antennas to several hundred dollars for amplified outdoor antennas. That’s right. For as little as a single payment of $10 for an indoor antenna, you can have free TV. No monthly payments required.

How does it work?

Since 1928, the Federal Communications Commission has licensed television stations with the use of public airwaves to provide free television programming on their assigned channel with no fee imposed upon the consumer.

Is it legal?


Will I get all of my favorite shows?

Terrain in your area, and the location of the local stations can affect signal strength and the stations you receive. Check the signal strength in your area here.

Do I have to put the antenna on my roof?

No. There are two different types of TV antennas. Indoor antennas can be placed next to or on top of your television set. Outdoor antennas are mounted on the roof of your home.

Will I need an internet signal to use my antenna?

No. Over-the-air television uses radio frequencies and does not need an internet or Wi-Fi signal.

Where can I get an antenna?

Antennas can be purchased at your local electronics retailer or many online retailers including Amazon, Target, Best Buy and Walmart.

Did HD kill broadcast television?

No. In fact, the digital television conversion from mid-1990s to 2011 improved the quality of over-the-air transmission and now provides a stunning high-definition picture.

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