Nashville DTV News

WKUW 40 is Airing HandI, StartTV, Decades, and Movies

- Posted September 20th, 2019 at 10:20pm
Right now, as I type this, WKUW-LD channel 40 is showing the networks H&I, StartTV, Decades, and Movies!. Right now, they are saying MeTV-HD on WKUW 40.1, but all it is is color bars with an annoying tone. WJFB is still showing TCTHD, TCT, and LightTV. When the hour mark happened on WKUW 40.2 H&I, at the bottom it said "WJFB 44-2 / WKUW-LD 40-2". So, I don't know if it will stay on WKUW right now until WJFB will pick it up or they will broadcast on both WJFB and WKUW. I cannot receive WCTZ 35 or WJDE 31 right now, but could someone look and let me know what both channels have? Below, I am listing the channel line-up. When more news breaks, I will post it here.

40.1 MeTV-HD
40.2 H&I
40.3 StartTV
40.4 Decades
40.5 Movies!

Update: Also, WKUW-LD 40.1 is now 720p, while all the others (40.2-40.5) are 16:9 480i SD.


- Posted on September 20th, 2019 at 10:38pm - Edited

40 for me has been on a test signal for 2 days and now I'm getting what you are getting now.I haven't seen 35 in a while.Is 40 and 44 owned by the same people?I am thinking they may be doing it this way to get the most coverage for metv because ch 44.1 is 22 on Xfinity and that covers the cable and 40.1 will cover the over the air people although if that's so I will miss buzzr but I do like the new channels so far

- Posted on September 20th, 2019 at 10:59pm

Yes, WJFB 44, WKUW 40, and WCTZ 35 are all owned by HC2 Broadcasting.

- Posted on September 20th, 2019 at 11:11pm

Thanks for keeping up with all this it is very helpful

- Posted on September 21st, 2019 at 12:39am

I have WCTZ LD , The channel I have are: 35.1 BUZZR 35.2 Shop LC 35.3 CBN News 35.4 Quest 35.5 Infomercials (?) 35.6 Soul of the South 35.7 JTV : Jewelry TV rECEPTION IS VERY CLEAR.

- Posted on September 21st, 2019 at 1:19pm

Ugh! I have never been able to get a consistent signal for Channel 35. Very random for me. What kind of indoor/outdoor antenna do you recommend to be able to get Channel 35?

- Posted on September 21st, 2019 at 8:19pm

Cablecutter, what area are you in? I’m in La Vergne and I’m going to miss Buzzr on ch 40.1 cause I can’t receive ch 35 at all. Was hoping to somehow receive ch 35...or else I’ll have to watch Buzzr on Pluto TV from now on.

- Posted on September 21st, 2019 at 1:03am

Looks like 40 programming is going to be on 35 solely and I figure metv will replace TCT on 44.1 and the other 2 will stay the same and 40 new lineup is set....but I could be wrong will see on Monday

- Posted on September 21st, 2019 at 10:09am

I wasn’t at home last night, but as of this morning the Buzzr lineup is on Channel 40. Maybe it was just a test.

- Posted on September 21st, 2019 at 12:04pm

And it changed back to the MeTV package as of noon. Enjoy the ride folks...looks like a lot of testing is going on.

- Posted on September 21st, 2019 at 1:49pm

WCTZ 35.1 though 35.7 are having their picture freezing up.

- Posted on September 21st, 2019 at 1:05pm

Is almost like WKUW 40.1-.5 and WJFB 44.1-.5 will be simulcasting their signals, as does Channel 5 broadcasting on both channels 5 and 25. WJFB 44 covering South East of Nashville and WKUW 40 coving North West of Nashville. This will allow for maximin coverage in population areas. The programming that was on WKUW 40 will move to WCTZ on 35. Once the full power station WJFB picks up METV cable company's will eventually pick up the other digital networks as well adding them to their lineups, as they do in other cities. At this point its anybody's guess.

- Posted on September 21st, 2019 at 6:31pm

It makes sense...simulcasting on two channels to maximize coverage. I can get WKUW right now (though it sometimes pixelates). I have always received WJFB without much interference. I’ve never received the other channels.

- Posted on September 22nd, 2019 at 12:52pm

I live over in Hendersonville and very randomly once awhile, I was able to get Channel 35 yet since my favorite channel, BUZZR, is on there, this really sucks. I guess I will have to stream that channel either on STIRR or Pluto TV app on my ROKU device. However, I am someone who hates my ISP where there is a limit fo 1 TB (terabyte) per billing cycle. If I go over the 1 TB data streaming limit, then I will get charged more or suck into paying a higher internet price for unlimited streaming data. So I guess, I will only watch BUZZR once in awhile on streaming.

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