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NBC 4 NEW YORK AND COZI TV OVER-THE-AIR ANTENNA VIEWERS ASKED TO RESCAN TELEVISIONS, SECURE UPDATED BROADCAST SIGNAL

Over-the-air rescan must be completed prior to April 15, 2018 to avoid signal interruption

NEW YORK, NY – December 6, 2017 – With NBC 4 New York / WNBC and COZI TV preparing to move their local broadcast signal from the Empire State Building to One World Trade Center next Spring, local viewers using an over-the-air antenna are asked to rescan their televisions by April 15, 2018 to continue receiving NBC 4 New York and COZI TV’s over-the-air programming without any interruptions.

This change will not impact viewers using cable, satellite or on-line digital platforms such as the NBC 4 New York mobile app.

Viewers using an over-the-air antenna are encouraged to take the following steps to rescan their television:

  • Press “menu” on their television remote
  • Find either the “channel” or “antenna”, depending on their television
  • Click on either “auto-tune” or “rescan”, depending on their television
  • Let the television automatically adjust (will take between 5 and 15 minutes)

Viewers can visit NBCNewYork.com/rescan to access a “how to rescan your television” video tutorial, step-by-step instructions and troubleshooting information. Viewers can also contact NBC 4 New York’s Customer Service at (212) 664-5520 with any questions they may have (phone lines are open during regular business hours). Through April 15, 2018, NBC 4 New York and COZI TV will air public service announcements on their broadcast and digital platforms to alert viewers to the impending change and the need to rescan their televisions.

“Rescanning your television is easy and only takes a few minutes. We have made the process clear and easy to understand, with additional information also available on-air, on-line and over the phone,” said Eric Lerner, President and General Manager of NBC 4 New York.

NBC 4 New York and COZI TV’s over-the-air signal will reach an additional one million over-the-air users following their move to One World Trade Center, including in South and Central New Jersey, Eastern Pennsylvania and the Hudson Valley. Both NBC 4 New York and COZI TV will also join sister station Telemundo 47 / WNJU at One World Trade Center, who activated their new, over-the-air transmitter in June, 2017.

About NBC 4 New York / WNBC
NBC 4 New York / WNBC is the flagship station of the NBC Owned Television Stations division of NBCUniversal, serving the New York Tri-State area with an unparalleled commitment to broadcast excellence for more than 75 years.

The station features New York’s largest investigative reporting team, the I-Team and includes Edward R. Murrow and Emmy Award-winning journalists who successfully track down the answers to the questions most important to viewers. Storm Team 4, the station’s trusted weather team, utilizes the most accurate and the most powerful weather technology available to keep Tri-State viewers informed and safe when severe weather strikes. This includes StormTracker 4, the only commercial high-frequency S-Band dual polarization fixed Doppler weather radar operating in the Northeast.

In addition to NBC 4 New York’s primary channel, other programming outlets include COZI TV, the station’s multicast channel, and out-of-home platforms, including TV screens in taxi cabs, elevators and aboard New York-New Jersey PATH trains. The station also delivers news and information across all platforms, including its dedicated website, mobile app and social media platforms. For more information about NBC 4 New York, visit NBCNewYork.com.

About COZI TV
COZI TV is NBC’s national multicast network designed to deliver an easy-to-watch, comfortable and familiar viewing experience to audiences across the country. COZI TV features many of America’s most beloved and iconic television series, including Murder, She Wrote, Frasier, Little House on the Prairie, Columbo, The Six Million Dollar Man and The Bionic Woman. COZI TV launched on January 1, 2013 on the multicast channels of the NBC Owned Television Stations and is now available in more than 87 million homes nationally, or nearly 79 percent of the U.S. The network has 107 affiliates, serving the top 10 U.S. television markets. COZI TV is programmed around the clock, including scheduled blocks of time each day for viewers to connect to their community with local news, sports and special events. For more on COZI TV, visit COZITV.com.

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John Durso, Jr.
212.664.5247
John.Durso@nbcuni.com