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Three New Over-the-Air TV Networks Recently Launched

If you are a fan of 100% free TV, we have good news for you. The Sinclair Group recently announced that it has launched its third new live TV network, Charge!

So here are the three new over-the-air TV networks that have hit the air waves in 2017.

TBD TV

The TBD TV channel is one of the few new OTA channels that focuses on original content.

Some early programs on TBD’s schedule include the following:

  • “10 Up”: information and “top ten lists” covering online gaming and eSports
  • “Because Science”: explanations of the science and physics behind fandom and fantasy figures, hosted by Kyle Hill
  • “While You Were…”: recaps the week’s top online news stories
  • “Best of the Week”: showcases the week’s best viral videos
  • “Big Red Lazor”: a hybrid talk show and video game competition
  • “QYOU UP”: weekday morning presentations of inspiring and inspirational videos and music
  • “QYOU ZONE”: showcases “the wildest, funniest, hottest web videos on the planet”
  • “QYOU PRIME”: early evening presentations of trending online videos and undiscovered features
  • “QYOU EDGE”: weird, wacky, and gritty web videos presented during TBD’s overnight hours
  • “This Week in Fails”: FailArmy’s showcase of epic fails (for example, stunt mishaps) caught on videotape
  • “TableTop”: Wil Wheaton and guests highlight and play various tabletop games

Light TV

On December 22, 2016, Light TV—founded by husband-and-wife team of Mark Burnett and Roma Downey—launched its family-friendly TV station. You likely remember Roma Downey as the actress who starred in “Touched by an Angel” as the angel Monica.

Mark Burnett and Roma Downey have more recently produced “The Bible” on the History Channel. Now they have turned their focus to Light TV.

Light TV will carry a wide range of programs from game shows such as “Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?” to dramas such as “Heartland,” a widely popular Canadian drama that has aired for 10 seasons in Canada.

CHARGE!

Charge! launched on February 28, 2017, and is an action-adventure based free over-the-air TV network with access to the MGM Television and film library.

Charge! is already available, or soon will be, on 56 stations around the United States.

Remember to Rescan!

If you have not recently rescanned for new channels this may be a good time to do so. You never know if you may find a new channel on your dial.

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10 Responses to Three New Over-the-Air TV Networks Recently Launched

  1. Cooper McChester March 3, 2017 at 9:05 am #

    Did not come up in my scan in Atlanta.. sigh

    • FESTER July 26, 2017 at 10:35 pm #

      Go to LIST OF UNITED OVER THE AIR NETWORK WIKI THERE YOU CAN VIEW ALL THE NAMES OF THE OTA CHANNELS IN THE UNITED STATES THEN CLICK ON THE ONE YOU LIKE AND GO TO THERE WEBSITE AND FIND THE CONTACT WHEN YOU DO TELL THEM WHERE YOU GET YOUR OTA SIGNAL AND ASK THEM TO COME TO YOUR VIEWING AREA. IT WILL TAKE TIME BUT SEND THEM 2 MESSAGES A WEEK TILL YOU HAVE THEM IN YOUR TV LINE UP IT WORKS TRUST ME I DID IT FOR WHERE I LIVE AND GOT 3 NEW CHANNELS BY NEVER GIVING UP

      • Cooper McChester July 27, 2017 at 8:47 am #

        Thanks for the info… BTW, Is your first name Uncle? 🙂

        • FESTER July 27, 2017 at 1:19 pm #

          Nope lol but I do like the Addams family. Just a person on a mission to spread the joy of free tv.

  2. Gary March 3, 2017 at 10:17 am #

    Two of my local stations recently added both Charge! and TBD channels. However, in the process, they decided to remove Grit and GetTV in the process. So, I really gained nothing, Actually, at looking at the crap the TBD channel carries, I may have even lost. Bring back Grit and GetTV.

  3. Rob Schmahl March 3, 2017 at 11:53 am #

    Are these channels HD or SD?

    • Richard smith March 3, 2017 at 2:59 pm #

      Wikipedia has them both listed as sd 480i

  4. Don K March 3, 2017 at 3:33 pm #

    It doesn’t look like any of them are available in my area yet (Cleveland, OH). You can stream Charge from their website.

  5. Rich March 3, 2017 at 3:58 pm #

    Minneapolis area here.
    Looks like I got two of them…TBD and CHARGE.
    They replaced GRIT TV and GET-TV.
    Ya’ win sone – ya’ lose some.

  6. billgannon March 5, 2017 at 10:04 am #

    Eugene Or, lost This and Grit, will miss grit as they were showing Death Valley Days. Hopefully MGM will release it catalog of westerns on Charge.