Cheddar Goes Over the Air

Millennial-focused Cheddar News, previously available only through streaming and cable/satellite/telco, has gone over-the-air via antenna in 20 markets, including Los Angeles, Houston, Tampa/St. Petersburg, Detroit and Denver (complete list, with channel numbers, is below).

The Cheddar News carriage agreement with HC2 Broadcasting will bring an additional 26 over-the-air markets onboard in the coming weeks, including Philadelphia, Dallas/Ft. Worth, San Francisco/Oakland/San Jose, Phoenix and Seattle (complete list, with channel numbers, is below).

In all the markets, you’ll be able to watch Cheddar News free with an antenna hooked up to your TV set.

Cheddar, HC2

You can also continue to watch Cheddar News free at Cheddar.com; from such multi-channel streamers as Pluto TV, Stirr and Xumo; or directly on Android and iOS apps. It’s also available via Roku devices, and as part of a YouTube TV subscription. For a complete list of “Where to Watch,” visit cheddar.com.

Cheddar News’ main competitor in the over-the-air 24/7 news space is NewsNet.

Here are the HC2 markets and channel numbers where you can watch Cheddar News now via antenna.

  • Los Angeles (45.5)
  • Houston (40.4)
  • Tampa/St Petersburg/Sarasota (26.5)
  • Detroit (19.6)
  • Denver (5.3)
  • Orlando/Daytona Beach/ Melbourne (50.7)
  • Cleveland/Akron /Canton (28.3)
  • Charlotte (21.2)
  • St. Louis (7.4)
  • Baltimore (69.4)
  • Salt Lake City (24.4)
  • San Antonio (47.1)
  • Hartford/New Haven (32.4)
  • Columbus (17.6)
  • Las Vegas (43.6)
  • Jacksonville (20.4)
  • Louisville (27.4)
  • New Orleans (22.4)
  • Memphis (42.5)
  • Richmond/ Petersburg (38.5)
HC2, Cheddar
(Photo source: HC2 Broadcasting)

And here are the upcoming markets and channel numbers:

  • Philadelphia (36.1)
  • Dallas/Ft. Worth (22.2)
  • San Francisco/Oakland/San Jose (45.1)
  • Phoenix.Prescott (TBD)
  • Seattle (46.6)
  • Minneapolis/St. Paul (43.2)
  • Indianapolis (28.6)
  • Raleigh/Durham/Fayetteville (TBD)
  • Birmingham/Anniston/Tuscaloosa (46.7)
  • Buffalo (34.4)
  • Fresno/Visalia, CA (12.5)
  • Des Moines/ Ames (36.6)
  • Columbia (21.1)
  • Rochester/Mason City/Austin, NY(TBD)
  • Flint/Saginaw/Bay City (25.6)
  • Madison (23.7)
  • Paducah, KY/ Cape Girardeau, MO/Harrisburg,IL (29.7)
  • Charleston (20.1)
  • Boise (31.7_
  • Evansville, IN (33.5)
  • Tyler/Longview/Nacogdoches, TX (30.4)
  • Macon (21.4)
  • Bakersfield (14.6)
  • Santa Barbara/San Luis Obispo (42.6)
  • Wilmington (49.4)
  • Corpus Christi (29.3)

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About Les Luchter

Les Luchter is a former managing editor of Multichannel News, editor-in-chief of Cable Marketing, and news editor of Broadcast Week.

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