Kansas – Cities
Top over-the-air markets in Kansas include: Dodge City/Garden City, Goodland, Hays/Great Bend, Kansas City, Pittsburg, Salina, Topeka, and Wichita.
KSN, which is an NBC affiliated station out of Wichita in Kansas, covers the central and western areas of the state. Standard content delivered by the station includes news, weather, sports and entertainment.
KCTV serves both Kansas City, Kansas and Kansas City, Missouri, and is a CBS-affiliated TV station. It is sister to MyNetworkTV affiliate KSMO-TV, a station that it shares studio space with in Fairway, Kansas. KCTV5 is available for streaming to the Android phone. The app brings late-breaking news, weather, and investigative stories. It currently sits at a rating of 3.7 out of 5 by its users.
Pay TV in Kansas
The main pay TV providers serving the main Kansas market Kansas city, as well as other markets in the state, include: Cox Cable, Cable One, Time Warner Cable, AT&T U-verse TV, 4DTV, AFN Satellite, C-Band, DIRECTV, DISH Network, FAVE, Globecast World TV, MyGlobeTV, and Sky Angel Faith TV.
Of course, online subscription services with TV on demand are available to cities in Kansas as well. This includes but is not limited to Netflix, Amazon, Hulu Plus, etc.
Google Fiber in Kansas
Kansas City, Kansas was one of the launch cities for Google Fiber. Google Fiber is an internet and TV service provider which transmits a signal over fiber optics. The Google Fiber TV service includes 1 terabyte of Google Drive service and a 2 terabyte DVR recorder. The DVR supports 8 simultaneous recordings of live television.
Included with the Google Fiber TV service is a Nexus 7 tablet to be used as a remote control. The TV signal will also stream to handheld devices with Android or Apple operating systems.
The fast speeds make the service ideal for video on demand and Internet streaming. Google Fiber is has connected to Netflix Open Connect which means even better streaming support for Netflix TV shows and movies. Being a customer of Netflix in Kansas with Google Fiber as the ISP opens up the doors to more content like the 3D and Super HD titles from Netflix.
Google Fiber comes with an HD-ready TV Box which provides access to live TV, on-demand shows and Internet content.
Next in line for the service are Westwood, Westwood Hills, and Mission Woods in Kansas.
Jayhawk Television Network
With its affiliated partners, the Jayhawk Television Network has plenty of coverage throughout the state of Kansas.
Programming includes 12 weekly football coaches’ shows, 15 weekly men’s basketball coaches’ shows, and bi-weekly shows on the “Bonnie Henrickson Show,” which include highlights of the Kansas women’s basketball program.
KSNT in Topeka, KSMO in Kansas City, KSNW in Wichita, plus Cox Cable and Cable One in Southeast Kansas provide live game coverage for women’s and men’s basketball. Also pre-season specials for football and basketball will air.
TV shows set in Kansas
Some of the more popular shows set in Kansas include: F Troop, Gunsmoke, Jericho, The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp, Married to the Kellys, Smallville, and Switched at Birth.
Of course, we all know of scenes from The Wizard of Oz set in Kansas, plus the Oz Museum is located in Kansas in the city of Wamego. In fact, the movie was originally titled “From Kansas to Fairyland.”
DTV Channel Lists are available for the following cities in Kansas.
Wichita, Kansas (KS)
Overland Park, Kansas (KS)
Kansas City, Kansas (KS)
Topeka, Kansas (KS)
Olathe, Kansas (KS)
Lawrence, Kansas (KS)
Shawnee, Kansas (KS)
Salina, Kansas (KS)
Manhattan, Kansas (KS)
Hutchinson, Kansas (KS)