HDTV Programming - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

HDTV Programming

High Definition TV has come the Yakima/Tri-Cities area!

KNDO and KNDU are the first commercial stations in the area to broadcast in HD. We've been
broadcasting in digital for some time, providing NBC and local news in digital quality.

HD ON-AIR AS OF JANUARY 19, 2006
But, now your favorite shows will be in HIGH DEFINITION! You can see many of
NBC's network programs in HD as well as premier events such as the Olympics.

Locally, you'll be able to see HD over-the-air by tuning your digital tuner to 25.1 in the Tri-Cities area or 23.1 in the Yakima area.

If you're a Charter Cable digital customer, you can simply tune to Charter channel 782.

* Special Note for Kittitas County viewers or viewers of KNDO/KNDU on translators

If you are a Dish Network or Direct TV satellite subscriber, HD is not available on your satellite. At this time, neither satellite company has the capacity to handle local stations' HD signals. They tell us they are launching additional satellites to handle this capacity, but we expect it to be quite some time before HD is available locally. Dish / Direct TV customers may be able to tune to over-the-air (23.1 / 25.1) depending on the sat receiver model and where you are located.

Questions and Answers

The best source of information we've found on consumer questions and information on HD in general is at the FCC's site:


FCC Guide to HDTV
…includes help with consumer questions, such as what to buy and what you need to receive HDTV.



Benton/Franklin/Walla Walla/Umatilla/Morrow Counties

  • KNDU-DT Channel 25.1: digital HD version of our local NBC station
  • KNDU-DT3 Channel 25.3: SWX Sports and Weather Channel
 

Click Here for KNDU-TV program line-ups and schedules

Click on the DT2 tab for the NBC Universal Sports Channel contract has ended as of Sept 1, 2010.
Click on the DT3 tab for the Digital SWX Channel


Yakima/Kittitas Counties

  • KNDO-DT Channel 23.1: digital HD version of our local NBC station
  • KNDO-DT3 Channel 23.3: SWX Sports and Weather Channel
  Click Here for KNDO-TV program line-ups and schedules

Click on the DT2 tab for the NBC Universal Sports Channel
Click on the DT3 tab for the Digital SWX Channel

Note for Kittitas County Viewers:
Digital translators were put on the art on September 1st 2008. KNDO-DT is rebroadcast on a digital translator as well as the existing analog channel 31 translator. To receive that digital translator - have the converter box or digital TV set scan for available channels - the rebroadcast digital channels will be listed as 23.1, 23.2 and 23.3 when your converter on digital set has found them.


If you still have questions, email our Chief Engineer and we'll try to help!