Free Antenna TV - Richmond, VA

We receive 57 high definition channels (OTA) Over the air. It's free TV. 

Ditch your paid TV package. Install a roof mounted Digital TV Antenna to pull in many HD quality Richmond digital TV stations.

To find coverage in your area and antenna locations, see https://www.fcc.gov/media/engineering/dtvmaps This site lists main channels and not the sub channels such as 12-1, 12-2 and 12-3. See the guide below for clarification.

The following stations were received from our offices at 6008 Hermitage Road, Henrico, VA 23228.

All Richmond stations provide a full 5/5 signal to our TCL 75" model 75S425LBAA TV except the "LD" stations which provide 3/5 signal. This TV complies with the older ATSC 1.0 digital spec. We recommend purchase of a TV with ATSC 3.0 compatibility.

ChannelLocalityNameCall SignSignal 1 - 5
06-1Richmond WTVR-HD  WTVR5
06-2RichmondCBSANT  WTVR5
06-3RichmondCBSXTR WTVR5
06-4RichmondCourt TV WTVR5
06-5RichmondION WTVR5
06-6RichmondNewsy WTVR5
06-7RichmondHSN WTVR5
08-1RichmondWRIC-TVWRIC5
08-2PetersburgRewindWRIC5
08-3PetersburgCoziWRIC5
08-4PetersburgLaffWRIC5
12-1Richmond WWBT-DT WWBT5
12-2Richmond 12 Me-TV WWBT5
12-3RichmondCircle WWBT5
12-4RichmondION Mystery WWBT5
12-5RichmondTrue Crime Network WWBT5
12-6RichmondNBC
 WWBT5
23-1RichmondVPM WCVE5
23-2RichmondCreate WCVE5
23-3RichmondWorldview WCVE5
23-4RichmondPBS Kids 24/7 WCVE5
23-5RichmondVPMPlus WCVE5
28-1RichmondbeIN Sports Xtra en Español WWBK-LD3
28-2RichmondbeIN Sports Xtra WWBK-LD3
28-3RichmondbeIN Sports Xtra en Español WWBK-LD3
28-4RichmondInfomercialsWWBK-LD3
28-5RichmondInfomercialsWWBK-LD3
28-6RichmondInfomercialsWWBK-LD3
30-1RichmondDefy TVWFWG-LD3
30-2RichmondInfomercialsWFWG-LD3
30-3RichmondGetTVWFWG-LD3
30-4RichmondTrue ReakWFWG-LD3
30-5RichmondbeIn Sports XtraWFWG-LD3
30-6RichmondColorbarsWFWG-LD3
35-1RichmondFOXWRLH5
35-2RichmondMyTVWRLH5
35-3RichmondComet TVWRLH5
35-4RichmondCharge! WRLH5
35-5RichmondDablWRLH5
45-1RichmondTelemundo WZTD-LD4
45-2RichmondNBC-LX WZTD-LD4
45-3RichmondOxygen WZTD-LD4
48-1RichmondDaystarWRID-LD5
53-1RichmondBUZZRWUDW-LD3
53-2RichmondNTD AmericaWUDW-LD3
53-3RichmondNovelisimaWUDW-LD3
53-4RichmondShop LCWUDW-LD3
53-5RichmondbeIN Sports XtraWUDW-LD3
53-6RichmondbeIN Sports Xtra en Español WUDW-LD3
53-7RichmondInfomercialsWUDW-LD3
65-1AshlandCW WUPV5
65-2AshlandBounce TVWUPV5
65-3AshlandGritWUPV5
65-4AshlandLaffWUPV5
65-5AshlandStart TVWUPV5
65-6AshlandCWWUPV5
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This is the antenna providing the above channel lineup.

We install a free standing non penetrating mount on a pad to protect your roof.

The bottom of the antenna 3 feet off the roof. Thus, it is easy to hide the antenna from the street.

The antenna points SE from our location. 

Enhance free digital TV with a free or home shared streaming package

If you need more than the digital channels provide, most on demand packages allow for a second receiver at another address. For complete information, thestreamable.com web page is a great source.

At the time of this web page update on 11/1/2022, we google searched on "stream TV from two locations at the same time" and we found

Two location streaming is allowed?

  • Amazon - Two simultaneous streams can be used.
  • Fubo TV - can stream from home and work just not at the same time
  • Hulu - No restrictions found at terms site.
  • Netflix - Yes. A sub account for estimated $5/mo.
  • Philo - "Each Account can view up to a maximum of three video streams concurrently."
  • Youtube TV - Two can stream at same time if in same area such as home and work.

Most providers have their Terms and Conditions listed at domain/terms such as www.hulu.com/terms

Low cost or free (sharing terms are not an issue) that we recommend

  • Amazon Freveee - Free- The commercials frequency of play is not too bad.
  • Peacock TV - $5/month with ads that are not overplayed.
  • Haystack News - Free with ads of frequency no more that daytime news.

Legally playing OTA in a Bar or Restaurant

from (https://www.consumerreports.org/consumerist/copyright-law-why-your-favorite-bar-cant-show-the-game-on-a-60-tv/)

If you have a TV pulling broadcast signals from the air, it is completely legal to have that TV showing something - even the Super Bowl or World Series - in a bar or restaurant provided that:

  • You do not charge an admission or cover fee,
  • The bar or restaurant in question has less than 3750 square feet of space,
  • No more than four screens are showing the broadcast, and
  • None of the televisions are larger than 55 inches.