More channels free from KFVS12

More channels free from KFVS12
Starting January 1, KFVS12 will update technology that will allow us to increase from our current three over-the-air channels to five. (Source: KFVS)

KFVS12 has updated technology that allows us to increase from three over-the-air channels to five. We call these “multi-cast channels” or “digi-nets.” All channels are broadcast through the primary KFVS over-the-air signal and are accessed by tuning your TV to channel 12.1, 12.2, 12.3, 12.4, or 12.5. But if you receive our signal through an antenna, you will need to re-scan your TV tuners.

Re-scanning is a simple process. Normally you start by accessing the “menu” on your TV. Then just follow the prompts looking for “set-up,” “channel scan,” or similar labels. Each TV is a little different so check your TV manual if you need step-by-step instructions.

You can also click HERE for the TVAnswers.org web site to learn more about how to re-scan your TV tuners.

These five channels are also be available on many local cable systems. 12.1 and 12.2 are also available on satellite services. If you watch TV from a cable or satellite service, you do not need to perform any type of re-scan. Contact your provider or check their channel line-up to see if and where you can find our channels.

If you decide to start using an antenna to receive these channels, it is important that you purchase one designed to receive VHF signals. Preferable it would be an outdoor antenna pointed at the KFVS transmitter near Oriole, Missouri, approximately 8.5 miles north of Cape Girardeau. Indoor antennas can work but it must be designed to receive VHF signals. Some viewers have problems with indoor antennas depending on their location, elevation, terrain, and physical structure.

Click HERE for more information about antennas and reception tips from the FCC.gov web site

Here are details about our five over-the-air channels that will be available starting on January 1.

CHANNEL 12.1

This is the KFVS12 primary signal, your CBS Network affiliate, and remains unchanged. KFVS12 is available over-the-air on digital channel 12.1, as well as both satellites and all local cable providers.

CHANNEL 12.2

This is WQWQ-TV, known as The Heartland’s CW. Until the change, it has been your CW/MeTV affiliate. It aired all CW Network programming, plus 12 hours per day of MeTV programming, along with Heartland News and other syndicated programs. The Heartland’s CW will continue to air CW programs but now has a new daytime and late-night line-up. New programs include The Kelly Clarkson Show, King Of Queens, Mom, and more. MeTV has moved to Channel 12.4 (see below)

Click HERE for a Heartland’s CW printable schedule.

Click HERE for the official CW Network web site.

The Heartland’s CW is available over-the-air for free on digital channel 12.2, as well as both satellite services and all local cable providers

CHANNEL 12.3

Channel 12.3 is now Circle Network, an all-new country music lifestyle channel.

Circle is a partnership between Opry Entertainment Group and Gray Television, owner of KFVS.

Circle features 16 original programs centered around artists and their music, hobbies, outdoor and offstage adventures, food, family, and friends. Circle will also offer entertainment news, documentaries and movies along with classic episodes of Hee Haw, and broadcasts of live performances from the Grand Ole Opry.

Click HERE for the official Circle web site

Click HERE for a quick video look at Circle

Click HERE for the official Circle press release and to learn about the original programming

The Circle is available over-the-air for free on digital channel 12.3, as well as most local cable systems. Contact your cable provider or check an updated channel line-up to see if and where you can watch Circle. It will not initially be available on satellite services.

CHANNEL 12.4

You’ll find the classic shows of MeTV Heartland 24 hours a day for free on digital channel 12.4.

MeTV Heartland will also be available on many local cable systems. We hope to have it on Spectrum and Comcast soon. It will not be initially be available on satellite services.

Click HERE for the MeTV schedule

Click HERE for the official MeTV web site

CHANNEL 12.5

The Grit Network is now on digital channel 12.5. Grit is your home for classic westerns and action movies. You’ll see legendary stars like John Wayne, Clint Eastwood, Charles Bronson, Chuck Norris, and many more.

Click HERE for the official Grit web page and to see the program schedule

Grit is available for free over the air on digital channel 12.5. Grit is also available on many local cable systems. We hope to have it on Spectrum and Comcast soon. It will not be initially be available on satellite services