Just like the rest of the United States, there are 6 top broadcast networks in Ohio, along with a handful of smaller networks, including independent networks, that are providing the population with over-the-air TV entertainment.
PBS, NBC, ABC, CBS, CW and Fox are the U.S.’s dominating networks and that is no different in the State of Ohio, bringing viewers upwards to 42 channels collectively.
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.
Other networks serving the cities in Ohio include Trinity Broadcast Network (TBN), Univision (UNI), ION Television (ION), MyNetworkTV (MNT), and a handful of Independents, with Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Dayton, and Toledo having the largest TV markets.
Wildlife on TV: Ohio’s Outdoors Show
Available on local PBS stations is a weekly outdoors show, called “Wild Ohio,” which is centred around everything “wild” in Ohio including, animals, places and people.
Produced by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Wildlife the show’s video crew travel around Ohio bringing viewers stories about hunting, fishing, bird (and other wildlife) watching, fish and game cooking segements, as well as various conservation projects.
The State of Ohio TV show
A weekly news program, which started back in 2002, called The State of Ohio covers the latest events at the Ohio Supreme Court, in the Governor’s office, at the Statehouse, and throughout the Buckeye State.
Karen Kasler interviews political leaders, newsmakers, experts and Ohio citizens, and the show discusses critical matters such as the news surrounding taxes, voting, and education.
Ohio’s terrestrial TV alternatives
Like most other states in the U.S., Ohio can pick up extra TV channels by subscribing to pay TV through the various cable and satellite television companies. Additionally, IPTV and Fiber Optic TV providers are available.
The cable companies often have local offices to serve customers in Ohio, but satellite companies in general have a variety of options for getting the equipment and installation.
Satellite TV, IPTV and fiber are either available for self install or from authorized local Ohio retailers, or both.
Digital cable TV companies serving Ohio include: Xfinity (Comcast), Cox, and Time Warner. IPTV is available from AT&T, and Verizon offers their fiber-optic TV option (FiOS).
A variety of satellite providers exist with the main ones being Dish, and DirecTV. Lesser known options include: Home2US, GlobeCast World TV, GloryStar Satellite Systems, Sky Angel, Spiritcast, offering religious and ethnic TV and radio options.
Ohio University television
Ohio University’s residence hall cable TV network, CATVision, offers year-round TV entertainment to all student rooms, apartments and residence hall lounges on the Athens campus.
It offers 59 standard TV channels, a campus channel, a channel and weather guide, plus 17 channels reserved for teleconferences, educational programming, distance learning and foreign languages, all at no charge. The FM band of the cable also carries 2 Ohio U radio stations.
The campus channel is called Buckeye TV, and carries original content created by students that aspire for broadcast and television production.
“Buckeye News Now” – 2013SP Episode 9, Segment 1 of 4
TV shows, movies filmed in Ohio
Many hit TV shows, and movies were set in Ohio over the years.
Some of the more memorable shows include The Drew Carey Show (1995-2004), Third Rock from the Sun (1996-2001), Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997-2003), Hope & Faith (2003-2006), WKRP in Cincinnati (1978�1982).
Currently running shows based in Ohio are: How I Met Your Mother, 30 Rock, Greek, Crime 360, and Glee.
Movies with scenes filmed in Ohio include: A Christmas Story (1983), Howard the Duck (1986), Major League (1989), Antwone Fisher (2002), Spider-Man 3 (2007), and The Soloist (2009).
DTV Channel Lists are available for the following cities in Ohio.
Akron, Ohio (OH) 217,074
Alliance, Ohio (OH)
Amherst, Ohio (OH)
Ashland, Ohio (OH)
Athens, Ohio (OH)
Aurora, Ohio (OH)
Austintown, Ohio (OH)
Avon Lake, Ohio (OH)
Avon, Ohio (OH)