Native Public Media Partners with NAB to Help Antenna Viewers #PlanToRescan

Access to free, over-the-air television using an antenna has for generations provided Native Americans and Alaska Natives with emergency information, local news, entertainment and community connectivity. Whether for news, cultural programming or to catch popular traditional music shows, over-the-air television provides is an important resource in hard-to-reach communities.

Antenna television has long been popular within Native communities, and as many of our communities experience growth, the number of individuals choosing to use antenna TV instead of paying for a subscription cable or satellite service may also grow. As a result, it is critically important that we know about potential changes – and educate our viewers and listeners – about the moves impacting our local broadcast stations.