Hawaii Broadcast Television

Network television programming on broadcast stations originate in Honolulu. They are re-transmitted to relay stations and translators on the neighbor islands. The major broadcast TV networks have local affiliates in the islands. In addition to traditional over the air broadcasts, the network stations are carried by Pay TV systems located on each island.

Television stations in Hawaii are broadcasting over the air in digital as mandated by the FCC. To receive an over the air (OTA) digital broadcast, consumers need a TV set that is capable of receiving a digital signal, or an external digital converter box plugged into an analog set. An outdoor or indoor TV antenna is also required. To check if you can receive OTA digital broadcasts, visit the Antenna Web site.

Most of the major cable television networks are receivable on Hawaii’s cable television and satellite systems. Every Hawaiian Island except Niihau and Kahoolawe have access to cable TV service. Channel and network line-ups vary from system to system. Contact your local cable television company for channel and network information for your area. Spectrum, formerly Time Warner/Oceanic Cable and Hawaiian Telcom are the dominant Pay-TV cable providers in Hawaii.

Satellite TV is available through Dish Network and Direct TV.

Don’t want to pay for cable or satellite TV? Find out how to save by visiting the Kill The Cable Bill website. Links to streaming video sites can be found here.

CBS’s reboot of “Hawaii Five-0” has been renewed for a 6th season which starts in September 2015. Viewers can watch “Hawaii Five-0” on their local CBS TV station (KGMB TV in Hawaii) as well as online at CBS.com. Re-runs of the original “Hawaii Five-0” that ran on CBS from 1968 to 1980 can be viewed on CBS.com.

University of Hawaii Sports programming is shown exclusively on Spectrum cable TV channels. Depending on the type of sport, some games air live only on pay-per-view.

Home page links are highlighted where applicable by clicking on the station’s call letters.

The FCC Hawaii TV Query page can be accessed from this link.

List of TV Stations in Hawaii (Wikipedia)

Hawaii Broadcast Television Dial