There are three municipal counties (Hawaii County, Honolulu County, and Maui County) in Hawaii with their own set of TV stations. Kauai County use repeaters to get stations from Honolulu to broadcast throughout its islands.
The main areas served by the broadcast networks in Hawaii include Hilo, Honolulu, Kailua-Kona, Wailuku, and Maui. The networks providing channels are NBC, ABC, PBS, FOX, ION, CBS, ETV, TBN, MNT, plus some independents.
How to Find Channels
- Our channel lists are separated by city and state.
- Be sure to view channels based on the type of service you have (antenna, cable, or satellite TV)
- Use the search bar at the top if you don’t see your listed channels.
Besides the over-the-air channels from the broadcast networks mentioned above, TV signals are pulled in from cable and satellite TV providers.
The main cable TV provider in Hawaii is Time Warner Oceanic Cable (where the University of Hawaii Sports programming is shown exclusively). Every Hawaiian Island except Kahoolawe and Niihau have access to cable TV service. Hawaiian Telcom now offers digital cable TV services, but just to select areas of Oahu.
Satellite providers include 4DTV, AFN Satellite, C-Band, DIRECTV, DISH Network, FAVE, Globecast World TV, MyGlobeTV, and Sky Angel Faith TV.
More TV in Hawaii
Hawaii Life which airs on Thursdays at 8/7c, is a 1/2 hour real estate reality series that follows clients from the U.S. who decide to purchase real estate (properties range from $50K plots of land to $50 million-dollar dream homes) in Hawaii.
Oiwi TV is Hawaii’s first (and only) Native Hawaiian TV station. It is available on Oceanic Digital Cable 326. It is available also to be streamed live via their web site.
TV and film set in Hawaii
Many films were set and/or produced in Hawaii, and certainly a number of romance movies were filmed there. Below is a short list of some of the most popular movies of the bunch:
- Blue Hawaii (1967)
- Pearl Harbor (2001)
- Blue Crush (2002)
- Punch-Drunk Love (2003)
- 50 First Dates (2004)
- Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008)
- Princess Kai’ulani (2009)
- Just Go with It (2011)
The following were produced but not set there:
- King Kong (1976 remake)
- Raiders of the Lost Ark (1980)
- Jurassic Park (1993)
- Waterworld (1995)
- Jurassic Park 3 (2001)
- Tropic Thunder (2008)
- Avatar (2009)
- Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011)
Popular TV projects include:
- Gilligan’s Island (1964): CBS series
- Hawaii Five-O (1968-1980): CBS series
- Fantasy Island (1988): ABC series
- Magnum, P.I. (1980-1988): CBS series
- Baywatch Hawaii (1999-2001): NBC series
- Dog The Bounty Hunter (2004-present): A&E series
- Hawaii (TV series) (2004): NBC series
- Hawaii Five-0 (2010-): CBS Series
DTV Channel Lists are available for the following cities in Hawaii.
Honolulu, Hawaii (HI)
Hilo, Hawaii (HI)
Kaneohe, Hawaii (HI)
Waipahu, Hawaii (HI)
Pearl City, Hawaii (HI)
Waimalu, Hawaii (HI)
Mililani Town, Hawaii (HI)
Kahului, Hawaii (HI)
Kihei, Hawaii (HI)
Wahiawa, Hawaii (HI)