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Northern Kentucky-area Over-the-Air Viewers: Plan to Rescan Your TV Channels

If you have cable or satellite, this message doesn’t apply to you.

Northern Kentucky/Cincinnati-area TV viewers with an antenna will need to rescan to continue receiving KET’s signal

In the Northern Kentucky-viewing area, KET is upgrading its signal to NEXTGEN TV. (See below for more information about NEXTGEN TV.)

WCVN/Covington is upgrading on Monday, June 5, 2023, at 11 a.m. ET. If you use an antenna to watch TV for free in this viewing area, you will need to rescan your television after 11 am E.T. on Monday, June 5, 2023, in order to continue receiving KET’s channels from WCVN/Covington.

The rescan is necessary whether you have a NEXTGEN TV-capable television or not.

Please note: If you have cable TV or satellite TV or are not in the Northern-Kentucky area, this message doesn’t apply to you.

See NEXTGEN TV page for more information

How to rescan your TV channels

Rescanning is when your TV finds all of the available channels in your area. You do not need to purchase new equipment or services to rescan. Again, if you are a cable or satellite subscriber, a rescan is not required.

For over-the-air (antenna) viewers, to keep receiving KET, you will need to rescan your TV or converter box. Here’s how:

  • Press the Menu button on your remote control.
  • Select Setup, then Channels.
  • Select “scan” or “autotune” from the menu to start the scanning process.
  • Your TV will do the rest. This process usually takes a few minutes to complete.

Every TV is different, so what you see on your screen may not exactly match the steps above. If you run into trouble, please refer to your TV’s product manual, or contact the TV manufacturer for clearer directions specific to your device.


NEXTGEN TV is the latest innovation in free, over-the-air broadcast TV. It’s available in many major U.S. cities, including Louisville and Northern Kentucky/Cincinnati. All you need is a NEXTGEN TV and an HD antenna.

NEXTGEN TV provides higher quality video and audio, more programming streams, better reception, built-in apps, enhanced accessibility, and more.

Visit to learn more.

What about KET antenna users in other parts of Kentucky?

KET launched NEXTGEN TV in the Louisville area in the fall of 2022. As NEXTGEN TV is scheduled to roll out in other Kentucky markets, we will alert viewers in those areas.