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What Channel Is TBS On?

TBS channel numbers vary by location and TV provider, but we’ve outlined the easiest ways to tune in.

Spanning sports and comedy, TBS is a prominent channel in the cable world. Its viewership has taken some hits recently, but the former superstation is a crucial network for baseball fans and wrestling buffs. There are even daytime marathons of popular sitcoms if you miss the whole “TBS very funny” era.

Regardless of your TV viewing preferences, there are several ways to watch and stream TBS. We highlight those options and more below, so keep on scrolling.

Search for TBS in your area

Bring TBS to your TV by entering your zip code below and exploring cable and satellite providers near you.

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What channel is TBS on near me?

While TBS is widely available, its channel number differs nationwide—even within metropolitan areas. That’s why we assembled a list detailing TBS’s availability across six prominent providers in 50 major U.S. cities.

If your city isn’t covered, enter your zip code in our service finder tool after the table.

TBS channel numbers in major U.S. cities

City Cox channel DIRECTV channel DISH channel Optimum channel Spectrum channel Xfinity channel
Albuquerque, NM 247 139 43
Atlanta, GA 247 139 39 39
Austin, TX 247 139 65
Bakersfield, CA 247 139 32
Baltimore, MD 247 139 31
Bronx, NY 247 139 39 8
Brooklyn, NY 247 139 39 8
Buffalo, NY 247 139 26
Charlotte, NC 247 139 24
Chicago, IL 247 139 33
Cincinnati, OH 247 139 6
Cleveland, OH 16 247 139 33
Colorado Springs, CO 247 139 25
Columbus, OH 247 139 17
Dallas, TX 247 139 51
Denver, CO 247 139 18
Detroit, MI 247 139 24
El Paso, TX 247 139 39
Fort Lauderdale, FL 247 139 43
Fort Worth, TX 247 139 51
Fresno, CA 247 139 24
Houston, TX 247 139 51
Indianapolis, IN 247 139 23 29
Jacksonville, FL 247 139 17
Las Vegas, NV 7 247 139
Los Angeles, CA 247 139 41
Louisville, KY 247 139 27
Memphis, TN 247 139 27
Miami, FL 247 139 43
Milwaukee, WI 247 139 3
Minneapolis, MN 247 139 46
New York, NY 247 139 39 8
Oklahoma City, OK 62 247 139
Orlando, FL 247 139 12 49
Philadelphia, PA 247 139 20
Phoenix, AZ 49 247 139
Pittsburgh, PA 247 139 23
Portland, OR 247 139 55
Sacramento, CA 247 139 43
St. Louis, MO 247 139 51
St. Paul, MN 247 139 65
Salt Lake City, UT 247 139 32
San Antonio, TX 247 139 12
San Diego, CA 25 247 139 2
San Francisco, CA 247 139 35
San Jose, CA 247 139 35
Seattle, WA 247 139 55
Tampa, FL 247 139 23 59
Tucson, AZ 30 247 139 37
Washington, DC 247 139

Data effective as of post date.

Find a TV provider with TBS

If you’re not in one of the cities listed above, don’t fret! Enter your zip code to find TBS on your area’s top cable and satellite providers.

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Get with cable or satellite

TBS is a popular channel among cable and satellite TV providers. The following are four of our favorite services, but you can browse more options on our Best TV Providers page.

Xfinity

($20.00–$80.00/mo.)

Spectrum

($64.99/mo.)

DISH

($84.99–$114.99/mo.)

DIRECTV

($69.99–$159.99/mo.)

Get TBS with a live TV streaming service

Several of the Best Live TV Streaming Services offer TBS; Fubo and Vidgo are notable exceptions. With many services, we recommend browsing the ones listed below. You should also visit our MLB and March Madness guides if you’re mainly here for sports.

DIRECTV STREAM

($69.99–$159.99/mo.)

Hulu + Live TV

($76.99–$89.99/mo.)

Sling TV

($40.00–$55.00/mo.)

YouTube TV

($72.99/mo.)

Pro tip: No live TV streaming service is worth it without reliable internet. Visit our Best Internet for Streaming guide for ways to level up your download speeds.

Get TBS with Max, TBS.com, or an app

Some TBS Originals are available for on-demand streaming through Max (formerly HBO Max). The streaming service also simulstreams live sporting events from TBS via its B/R Sports Add-On.

To watch TBS on TBS.com or the TBS app, log in with an existing cable, satellite, or live TV streaming subscription. The website and the app allow you to access TBS East and TBS West feeds alongside select on-demand content.

What’s the cheapest way to get TBS?

Price:
$40.00–$55.00/mo.
Channels:
30–45+
Features:
50 hr. DVR included; 30+ add-on channels and packages

Data effective as of post date. Offers and availability may vary by location and are subject to change.

Sling TV offers the cheapest way to stream TBS 24/7. The live TV streaming service offers TBS in all its base plans, starting at $40 a month. Depending on your chosen plan, you can get TNT and truTV alongside TBS—maximizing your TNT Sports channel lineup.

The primary downside to Sling TV is that it doesn’t widely offer local channels. Therefore, you may need an over-the-air (OTA) antenna to pick up local coverage from ABC, CBS, FOX, and NBC. Check out our Best OTA Antennas if you need a reliable antenna.

What’s on TBS?

TBS primarily consists of sports and comedy programming. We’ve listed most of that content below, but it’s not everything you’ll find on TBS. The channel often airs Hollywood blockbusters on evenings when sports aren’t happening.

Sports

  • All Elite Wrestling: Dynamite
  • All Elite Wrestling: All Access
  • ELeague
  • MLB on TBS
  • NBA on TNT*
  • NCAA March Madness
  • NHL on TBS
  • U.S. Soccer on TBS

*Occasional overflow games and alternate broadcasts air on TBS.

Comedy and reality shows

  • American Dad
  • The Big Bang Theory
  • The Cube
  • Family Matters
  • Friday Night Vibes
  • Friends
  • I Survived Bear Grylls
  • The Joe Schmo Show
  • Modern Family
  • Stupid Pet Tricks
  • Wipeout
  • Young Sheldon

What’s TBS?

TBS is a basic cable channel with a rich history dating back to the 1960s. Eventually obtained by Ted Turner, the Atlanta-based station became one of the first channels retransmitted via satellite to regional cable providers. Time Warner rebranded the channel in the mid-1990s as TBS Superstation and began focusing on comedy programming.

By 2001, popular sitcoms made up TBS’s schedule—including The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Full House, Home Improvement, and Seinfeld. The channel expanded its content in the late 2000s to include MLB regular season and postseason games. Today, TBS remains a hub for comedy series and marquee sports coverage.

What channel is TBS on FAQ

How can I watch TBS for free?

The only legal way to watch TBS for free is through a live TV streaming trial. DIRECTV STREAM and YouTube TV typically offer free trials of varying lengths.

Is TBS on Hulu or Netflix?

No, 24/7 access to TBS isn’t available on Hulu or Netflix unless you get Hulu + Live TV. However, depending on licensing agreements, some on-demand content from TBS may appear on Hulu and Netflix.

Does Paramount+ have TBS?

No, Paramount+ doesn’t include TBS content. The streaming service has March Madness games from CBS Sports. However, you’ll need a separate TV provider or Max with the B/R Sports Add-On to get TBS’s sports coverage.

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