How to Watch NCN TV

News Channel Nebraska (NCN) is the only in-state, independent television network of its kind in America. Nebraskans enjoy a sense of place and purpose. But, a state carved into six different DMAs is not a state united. For decades, thousands of Nebraskans in the panhandle knew more about Denver’s news than their own.  Similarly, northern Nebraska is divided into five different DMAs ranging from Rapid City to Sioux Falls to Sioux City. NCN is different. As an independent television network, NCN’s time is its own and its only focus is on Nebraska.

NCN television delivers local weather every ten minutes, statewide news, Husker coverage and high school sports; it also offers a special focus on rural areas and agriculture. For years, the people in the bigger cities enjoyed the limelight because that’s where the television stations were located. Today, NCN enables small, rural towns to celebrate as the summer Legion ball team is broadcast live in HD across the state. Friday night football becomes the top attraction all over the Sandhills and NCN is there to showcase what happens.

NCN is available is more than 500,000 homes in Nebraska.

The NCN network features hyper-local news, weather, sports and live coverage of high school sports and other community events. NCN prides itself on being an active member of the communities it covers and serves; NCN enjoys the respect of those it serves.

How Can I Watch News Channel Nebraska?

We serve a very large geographic area and there are multiple ways to watch NCNTV. We’ll make it simple for you to connect with us to catch up with the latest news, weather, information, and sports.

 Watch NCN with an Over-the-Air antenna:

In the immediate Beatrice area, you can get us in High Definition over-the-air on Channel 21.  All you need is an antenna that connects with a TV made after 2009. If your TV is older than 2009, you’ll need a digital converter which you can buy at an electronics store.  After your TV is hooked up to an antenna you need to auto-tune your TV. Now that we have digital TV everywhere, auto-tuning means that you tell your TV to go out and find the digital channels that your antenna can pick up over-the-air.   For directions click this link: GET FREE TV

News Channel Nebraska – 21.1 & Telemundo – 21.2


Cable TV Options:

Channel 98 in the Fairbury Area
715 in the Beatrice Area
1203 in the Crete Area

We are on statewide, so if you don’t live in one of those areas check your local listings to see what channel NCN TV is on.

skitter     Including the towns of Falls City, Nebraska City, Rulo, Stella, Shubert, Verdon and Salem


Zito    on Channel 72

Including the towns of  Syracuse, York, Wilber, Ceresco, Chester, Clay Center, Deshler, Grand Island, Gretna, Malcolm, Nelson, Peru, Syracuse, Valparaiso, Western, Bennett, Bruning, Cass County (rural areas), Clatonia, Cook, Davenport, DeWitt, Dorchester, Eagle, Edgar, Elkhorn, Elmwood, Exeter, Fairfield, Friend, Geneva, Hallam, Harvard, Hickman, Johnson, McCool Junction, Milford, Milligan, Murdock, Murray, Nemaha County, Palmyra, Pleasant Dale, Plymouth, Shickley, Sterling, Sutton, Unadilla, Utica, Valley, Waco, Waterloo, Weeping Water, and Wymore


Diode Cable – Diller, Odell, and Hebron


Blue Valley Telecommunications

Including the towns of Axtell, Beattie, Centralia, Frankfort, Hanover, Home, Linn, Marysville, Oketo, Onaga, Palmer, Summerfield, Washington, Waterville, Westmoreland, and Wheaton


Watch NCN on your computer or phone during live events: