LA18 is the leading Asian-language, over-the-air television station in the U.S. and a must-carry channel on cable & satellite systems in the Los Angeles DMA.
Free, over-the-air LA18 (18.1) main channel is available without any additional cost to cable and satellite subscribers.
LA18 Digital Expansion
LA18 provides 24/7 single-language programming over several digital sub-channels:
- LA 18.1 – LA18 – Pan-Asian – Must-carry main signal
- LA 18.2 – SBS / LA 18.2 – Korean
- LA 18.3 – MBC – Korean
- LA 18.4 – CGN TV – Korean
- LA 18.5 – USArmenia – Armenian
- LA 18.6 – MBC Home Shopping – Korean
- LA 18.7 – ARTN – Armenian
- LA 18.8 – LA 18.8 – Mandarin
- LA 18.9 – News Y – Korean
- LA 18.12 – Diya TV – South Asian
- More to come!
LA18’s Digital Television Information Center
Since June 12, 2009, all analog TV receiving programming “over-the-air” through an antenna needs to be plugged into a special television converter to receive digital broadcasts. To watch DTV over-the-air for free, here are several options:
- Purchase a DTV Converter OR
- Purchase a DTV Converter w/ Enhanced Features OR
- Purchase a Television with a Built-In Digital Tuner AND…
- Purchase an indoor/outdoor antenna to enhance your signal receptivity
Advantages of a DTV Converter & Digital TV Set (Versus Pay-TV Service):
- Free access to extra digital channels that provide different programs.
- No monthly fee associated with Pay-TV services like Satellite or Cable.
- If you are a Cable or Satellite subscriber, you can still watch LA 18’s digital sub-channels for free by switching your “source” from cable/satellite mode to TV/over-the-air mode on your remote control.
- In some cases, you may have to “scan” for channels.
LA 18.8 DIGITAL
LA 18.8, the 24/7 Mandarin digital sub-channel for the Chinese community, is available over-the-air as well as on cable basic tier: Time Warner (1299/638), Charter (355/567), Cox (485) and Verizon FiOs (488). Subscribers of these cable providers can now access LA 18.8 Digital more easily than ever on its own cable channel.