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Top 10 Markets for OTA HDTV - California

Next in our ongoing series focusing on the top 10 Over-the-Air HDTV markets in North America, we’re heading to California which boasts four metro areas within the in the top 10 cities in North America for free TV in high definition and many more within the top 20.

(If you missed the beginning of the series catch it here.)

 California Top OTA markets

 

If you live in the Golden State, particularly in or near Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego or Sacramento you can receive between 15-23 channels in full HD. That doesn’t include the many non-HD and sub-channels available in the region which offer multicultural, religious and other programming.

For a full list of channels available in your zip code, check out our Channel Search Tool.

 

OTA HDTV in Los Angeles
If you live in L.A. or its surrounding neighborhoods like Pasadena or Burbank, you can receive up to 23 HDTV channels.

These channels include the major networks (ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, CW, PBS) in beautiful HD as well as many specialty channels like:

  • ME TV (classic TV)
  • COZI TV (classic TV shows and movies)
  • BOUNCE (African American programming)
  • GRIT TV (classic action movies)
  • QUBO (children’s programming)
  • ESCAPE (crime & mystery)
  • ION (popular movies and TV)
  • ION Life (home & garden)
  • Movies!
  • DECADES (classic TV)
  • GET TV (classic movies)
  • LIVEWELL (lifestyle TV shows)
  • THIS TV (classic TV shows and movies)
  • Antenna TV (classic TV shows and movies)

 

OTA HDTV in San Francisco
If you live in San Fran or its surrounding areas like Oakland and even as far as Silicon Valley, you can receive up to 22 HDTV channels.

These channels include the major networks (ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, CW, PBS) in beautiful HD as well as many specialty channels like:

  • Movies!
  • DECADES (classic TV)
  • GET TV (classic movies)
  • ESCAPE (crime & mystery)
  • ME TV (classic TV)
  • COZI TV (classic TV shows and movies)
  • QUBO (children’s programming)
  • ION (popular movies and TV)
  • ION Life (home & garden)
  • LIVEWELL (lifestyle TV shows)
  • LAFF TV (classic TV & movie comedies)
  • Antenna TV (classic TV shows and movies)

 

OTA HDTV in San Diego
If you live in San Diego or its surrounding neighborhoods like Chula Vista or La Mesa, you can receive up to 19 HDTV channels.

These channels include the major networks (ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, CW, PBS) in beautiful HD as well as many specialty channels like:

  • COZI TV (classic TV shows and movies)
  • ME TV (classic TV)
  • LAFF TV (classic TV & movie comedies)
  • THIS TV (classic TV shows and movies)
  • Antenna TV (classic TV shows and movies)
  • UNIVISION (Spanish-language programing)
  • MUNDOFOX (Spanish-language programing)

 

OTA HDTV in Sacramento
If you live in Sacramento or its surrounding neighborhoods like Elk Grove or Rosemont, you can receive up to 15 HDTV channels.

These channels include the major networks (ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, CW, PBS) in beautiful HD as well as many specialty channels like:

  • JUSTICE NETWORK (crime & court)
  • THIS TV (classic TV shows and movies)
  • Antenna TV (classic TV shows and movies)
  • ESCAPE (crime & mystery)
  • BOUNCE (African American programming)
  • ME TV (classic TV)
  • Movies!
  • DECADES (classic TV)
  • GET TV (classic movies)
  • GRIT TV (classic action movies)

 

Antenna TV in California

If you’re a student or a struggling actor/model/barista on a budget, own a vacation home in California or are simply wanting to kick your cable provider to the curb, choosing to watch television via an Over-the-Air antenna in the state of California is an excellent option.

If you want to find out more about antennas and how Over-the-Air television works, please check out our blog series on this topic.

And remember, to find out exactly what channels are available in your area, check out our Channel Search Tool.

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