HDTV Programming - NBC Right Now/KNDO/KNDU Tri-Cities, Yakima, WA |

HDTV Programming

High Definition TV has come the 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, as well as our area's first and only 24 hour local news channel and 24 hour local weather channel.

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-TV Channel 25: current local NBC station
KNDU-DT Channel 25.1: digital HD version of our local NBC station
KNDU-DT2 Channel 25.2: Digital Local News Channel: Local News All the Time!
KNDU-DT3 Channel 25.3: WeatherPLUS: Local Forecasts 24/7

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

Click on the DT2 tab for the Digital Local News Channel
Click on the DT3 tab for the Digital Local Weather Channel

Yakima/Kittitas Counties
KNDO-TV Channel 23: current local NBC station
KNDO-DT Channel 23.1: digital HD version of our local NBC station
KNDO-DT2 Channel 23.2: Digital Local News Channel: Local News All the Time!
KNDO-DT3 Channel 23.3: WeatherPLUS: Local Forecasts 24/7


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

Click on the DT2 tab for the Digital Local News Channel
Click on the DT3 tab for the Digital Local Weather Channel


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

* Special Note for Kittitas County Viewers
Much of Kittitas County is not able to see KNDO-TV over-the-air due to terrain. The local NBC signal is re-transmitted by an analog booster operated by a local group. This booster cannot re-broadcast digital or HD signals. If you cannot receiver KNDO-TV over-the-air on channel 23 currently, you will be unable to receive KNDO HD.

* Special Note for Viewers on Local Translators
Likewise, if you receive KNDO or KNDU over-the-air on a translator on a channel other than 23 or 25, you likely will be unable to receive the digital HD signal.

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