Time Warner changing channel lineup

Posted March 3, 2014
Updated March 11, 2014

Time Warner Cable is changing the lineup. WRAL moves to 1209 for most customers.

Time Warner Cable is doing a major overhaul of its channel lineup in the WRAL viewing area. Every channel on the company's lineup at 100 or above, whether local or national, will be relocating.

The details and the timing depend on the community in which you live.  Log on to your Time Warner Cable account for the specific lineup in your community or look for the printed list in your most recent bill.

Where to find WRAL, FOX 50

WRAL, WRAL2, FOX50, and MeTV will be found with the local broadcast channels in the 1200s.

WRAL: 3 and 1209
WRAL2: 1255

WRAZ: 8 or 13 and 1206
WRAZ2: 1250

Time Warner Cable is changing its system on two dates. Carrboro, Durham, Chapel Hill, Cary, Apex and Raleigh will see the new lineup on March 11. Other Time Warner Cable communities make the switch on March 13.


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  • Michi Gauss Mar 12, 2014
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    I'm on antenna only in Raleigh and even after scanning for new channels, the new WRAL channel "3" is not showing up in my list. It's March 12 and the change supposedly took place on March 11. What gives? I only get channels 2 - 69 with my antenna. On the upside, no monthly cable bill!

  • tartexan Mar 12, 2014

    I receive my signal to my TV through a Time Warner digital cable adapter. I was getting a good HD picture on 1105, as well as the other networks HD signal. However, after the change on Tuesday, the picture quality is standard definition, just like watching it on channel 3. I called and was told if I had one of their cable boxes I would get HD signal. This was not advertised in their announced changes.

  • todd23 Mar 11, 2014

    About three years ago I went antenna only and aside from a few games I haven't missed cable one bit. We had really good service from Time Warner but cable is so expensive and we don't want our kids to watch TV 24/7.

  • ny2nc4us Mar 11, 2014

    this roll out reminds me of another roll out....the aca. and it is a lame way of getting another rate increase. and it is handled with the same arrogance towards it customers as duke energy. but both being monopoly they can get away with it.

  • ogieen Mar 10, 2014

    does this mean we cannot watch WRAL-TV on 5.1 and alternate 5.2; Fox on 13 and alternate on 50.1? Not your problem but Cable's, we seem to be losing channels on the standard package and rates still rising - where does it all end? Is the ultimate goal to force everyone to have to have a box in order to watch tv? guess we'll be reading and watching movies a lot more and missing WRAL News and CBS and Fox news.

  • cushioncritter Mar 10, 2014

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    And standard DirectTV doesn't have channel 5.2, and only has one PBS channel 4 (there are actually 4), etc. Instead of getting almost 50 local channels like you get directly from an antenna, with DirecTV you get about 10. That's because cable and sattelite providers have to pay a fee for every channel they show. Looks like TWC moving local channels above 1200 is a way of negotiating down this fee, and maybe also getting people to get their news from CNN, etc. rather than locally.

  • The Blades Mar 4, 2014

    Check this out, on DirecTV, channel 5 in on, wait for it...channel 5. Channel 11 is on channel 11. What a concept. Now I can't find anything else, but I can find my locals.

  • SaveEnergyMan Mar 4, 2014

    Yes, it will. Saw it in my bill insert that prices are going up.

    More expensive and harder to figure out channel #'s. Can't wait until Comcast completes the implosion of customer service next year.

  • twoods7 Mar 4, 2014

    I'm sure this ''change'' will cause cable bills to go up.

    And for what?