MBC is upgrading its FREE Analog cable service to HD!

Military Tier is Going HD!


MBC will be upgrading Military Tier to HD quality for FREE!


What is the Military Tier?

19 cable TV channels including American Forces Network (8), Japanese Broadcast (5) and local & commander information (6).  Any TV on-base (at home or at work) directly connected via a coaxial cable to the MBC network can receive the Military Tier for FREE!

What is Changing?

MBC is upgrading its FREE delivery of the Military Tier from analog to clear QAM MPEG-4 HD.  Most modern TVs are MPEG-4 compatible.  Viewers should NOT need any special equipment if they have a television purchased in the last 8-10 years.

How can I be sure my tv will be ok?

MBC has launched a simulcast of AFN Sports in the new clear QAM MEPG-4 HD format on channel 49 in our network.  All viewers who have a TV directly connected through a coaxial cable to the MBC network (at home and at work) should conduct a channel scan NOW!  If you can hear and see channel 49 on your TV, then your TV is OK.


To perform a channel scan, search through your TV menu or settings until you find “channel scan”, “rescan”, “search”, “tune”, etc.  Every TV is different.  If you need help, Google search to get the instructions for your TV.

AFTER the scan, I can see & hear channel 49.  What do I need to do next?

That’s GREAT news!  We will announce our conversion date VERY soon.  When we make the change, the analog signals and channel 49 will go away and you will need to rescan your TV at that time to receive the Military Tier HD services on their NEW channels in our network.

After the scan, I CANNOT see or hear channel 49.  What do I need to do?

Your TV may not be too OLD to receive MPEG-4 HD signals.  Double check that you have conducted your scan properly.  If have a flat panel TV purchased in the last 8-10 years, it SHOULD work.  If you are sure that your TV is too OLD, here are some options so you can continue to view the Military Tier after the move to HD.

  1. Purchase a new TV. Be sure your new TV has a coaxial connection and an MPEG-4 QAM tuner.
  2. Purchase an MPEG-4 QAM Set Top Box from an online retailer like Amazon.
  3. Rent an HD Set Top Box from MBC.

After the scan, I CAN hear channel 49 but i cannot see channel 49.  What do I need to do?

Unfortunately, your TV is too OLD to receive the MPEG-4 video.  You will need to purchase a new TV, purchase an MPEG-4 tuner online or CONTACT US to rent an MBC HD Set Top Box.



Please contact us if you have any questions.