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Since its founding in 1957, Central Indiana residents have relied on WTHR Channel 13, the NBC affiliate in Indianapolis, as the leader in local coverage.

WTHR's broadcast facility, located at 1000 North Meridian Street, officially opened in May of 1982. It was one of the first buildings to become part of Mayor William H. Hudnut's revitalized North Meridian Street corridor. The station houses two broadcast studios that feature the latest in automated studio technologies, including state of the art augmented reality and virtual sets. These investments afford WTHR the ability to tell stories and showcase local productions in a way few stations in the country can.

WTHR's commitment to bring the best local news coverage is clearly visible everyday. Channel 13 Eyewitness News is Indiana's News Leader, with a commitment to engage and enrich the lives of the people in our community. WTHR’s exclusive Live Doppler 13 Radar gives residents precious extra minutes to know about the weather dangers around them. Additionally, the station’s award-winning investigative reporting brings to light issues that affect the wellbeing of our neighbors everyday. Further, WTHR’s coverage is available wherever and whenever people need it, whether online, on mobile devices, or even on popular streaming services. All of this is evidence of the station’s commitment to provide the best local coverage possible for its viewers.

WTHR Channel 13, home to 13 Eyewitness News, is among the most-honored stations in the country. Its wide range of work, from investigative stories to feature stories to excellence in producing live newscasts, WTHR is recognized with some of the most prestigious and coveted awards in broadcast journalism. Among them: a national Emmy award, national Edward R. Murrow awards, multiple George Foster Peabody awards, multiple Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University awards, plus many awards from Sigma Delta Chi/Society of Professional Journalists. In addition to these awards, 13 Eyewitness News has received hundreds of regional Emmy Awards in just the past few years-- more than any other station in the state of Indiana.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How can I e-mail a member of the WTHR staff?
WTHR has a contacts web page. Click here to visit the page.

Q: Where can I find a broadcast schedule?
WTHR has a TV Schedule page. Click here to visit the page.

Q: How do I find WTHR/NBC, WALV/MeTV and COZI-TV on cable and satellite?
WTHR NBC is available over the air on Channel 13.1, COZI-TV is on Channel 13.2, and WALV, which carries MeTV programming, is on Channel 13.3. If you are a cable or satellite subscriber, you can find our programming in your channel lineup by using these links: WTHR/NBC, WALV/MeTV and COZI-TV.

Q: Can I watch WTHR on my phone or connected TV?
We have a list of all the ways you can watch Eyewitness News. We also partner with a number of other video providers that might work with your device. Click here to see the list.

Q: How do I get a waiver so I can receive WTHR on my satellite dish?
WTHR NBC Channel 13 is available via satellite on both DISH Network and DirecTV with NO PERMISSION OR ‘WAIVER’ NEEDED for subscribers in the following Indiana counties: Bartholomew, Benton, Blackford, Boone, Brown, Carroll, Cass, Clinton, Decatur, Delaware, Fayette, Fountain, Grant, Hamilton, Hancock, Hendricks, Henry, Howard, Johnson, Lawrence, Madison, Marion, Miami, Monroe, Montgomery, Morgan, Owen, Putnam, Randolph, Rush, Shelby, Tipton and White. It is DISH Network and DirecTV policy to offer Indianapolis stations including WTHR NBC 13 only to subscribers who live in one Indiana counties listed above and all you need to do to receive WTHR NBC 13 is to order the "Indianapolis local station package" from your satellite provider. WTHR has offered permission to both DISH Network and DirecTV to provide service from WTHR NBC 13 to Central Indiana subscribers who live outside of the above counties. As of this time, both DISH and DirecTV have refused our offer of permission, so NBC service via satellite is not available to Central Indiana subscribers outside of these counties. If you do not live in one of the above listed counties and wish to receive NBC service via satellite, you should contact your satellite provider and ask that they accept our permission and provide you NBC service from WTHR NBC 13 Indianapolis, including the local news, sports, severe weather warnings and local school closing information that only your local NBC station, WTHR NBC 13, provides.

If you feel that you have reason to submit a request for a satellite ‘waiver’, the following information is provided:

Satellite ‘waiver’ requests are not handled by local TV stations.

The Law governing satellite home viewing, the Satellite Home Viewer Improvement Act (SHVIA), requires that waiver requests only be submitted directly to the satellite company. So, you will have to send your waiver request directly to your satellite company. The following contact information is provided for you to use to submit your waiver request to your satellite company:

DISH Network Customer Service P.O. Box 33577 Northglenn, Colorado 80233
1-800-333-DISH (3474)

DirecTV Customer Service P.O Box 92600 Los Angeles, California 90009
1-800-DIRECTV (347-3288)

If your satellite company is not listed here, you will have to call your satellite company and ask for their address for satellite waiver requests.

Q: When will I be able to receive the audio from WTHR on my radio?
The audio for Channel 13's regular programming is not on the radio. The audio frequencies for all television stations are not near the FM or AM spectrum, and therefore those radios cannot pick up those T.V. audio signals.

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FCC / Legal Information

Links to the FCC website to view WTHR and/or WALV’s online public inspection files:

Individuals with disabilities may contact Jerry Luna at publicfile@wthr.com, or 317.655.5680, for assistance with access to the public inspection files.