A few weeks ago we outlined the top 10 Over-the-Air (OTA) HDTV markets across North America. In case you missed it, you can see the full list here.
Today we’re focusing on Florida which hosts 3 markets that rank at #10 and #7 respectively which means an amazing selection of beautifully crisp FREE HDTV channels available OTA using an antenna.
If you live in the sunshine state, particularly in or near the major centers of Tampa Bay, Miami or Orlando you can receive between 15 and 18 channels in full HD. That doesn’t include the many non-HD and sub-channels available in the region which offer multicultural, religious and other programming.
OTA HDTV in Orlando
If you live in Orlando or its surrounding suburbs like Kissimmee or Winter Park, you can receive up to 18 HDTV channels.
These channels include the major networks (ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, CW, PBS) in beautiful HD as well as many specialty channels like:
- COZI TV (classic TV shows and movies)
- BOUNCE (African American programming)
- ESCAPE (crime & mystery)
- TUFFTV (men’s programming)
- ME TV (classic TV)
- GRIT TV (classic action movies)
- ION (popular movies and TV)
- ION Life (home & garden)
- QUBO (children’s programming)
OTA HDTV in Tampa Bay
If you live in Tampa Bay or surrounding satellite communities like St. Petersburg, Clearwater or Bradenton, you can receive up to 15 HDTV channels.
- THIS TV (classic TV shows and movies)
- LIVEWELL (lifestyle TV shows)
- JUSTICE NETWORK (crime & court)
- MYFAMILY (family-friendly movies and TV shows)
Best of Both
Those living in and around Lakeland, Florida may be able to receive channels from both Orlando and Tampa Bay meaning even more choice!
OTA HDTV in Miami
If you live in Miami or its surrounding satellite communities like Fort Lauderdale and Pompano Beach you can receive up to 15 HDTV channels.
Antenna TV in Florida
If you’re retired and on a fixed income, own a vacation home in Florida or are simply wanting to kick your cable provider to the curb, choosing to watch television via an Over-the-Air antenna in the state of Florida is an excellent option.