How to receive WSFA 12 News via satellite

Can I get WSFA delivered by DirecTV or Dish Network?

Yes, the Montgomery/Selma television market has local into local satellite service where all local TV stations can be delivered to satellite viewers for a small fee.  The Montgomery/Selma Television market is currently made up of the following Alabama Counties;

Autauga, Bullock, Butler, Elmore, Tallapoosa, Macon, Pike, Crenshaw, Covington, Montgomery, Lowndes, Dallas, Wilcox, Marengo, Perry. 

Once the viewer purchases the local TV package offered by their satellite provider, WSFA programming can be found on the following channels in the Alabama Counties listed above;


WSFA SD = channel 12

WSFA HD = channel 103

Dish Network 

WSFA SD = channel 7852

WSFA HD = channel 5252

What if I don't live in the above listed counties, can I still get WSFA delivered by my provider?   

Yes.  Under the FCC's "Satellite Television Extension and Localism Act" or STELA, satellite providers can deliver "significantly viewed" TV stations from one TV market to viewers in counties in adjacent TV markets. WSFA is deemed significantly viewed in the following Alabama Counties;

Barbour, Chilton, Coffee, Conecuh, Coosa, Dale and Lee.

Under current retransmission agreements, WSFA allows DirecTV to deliver its signal to Coffee and Dale counties and Dish Network can deliver to Barbour, Chilton, Coffee, Conecuh, Coosa, Dale and Lee.

Viewers in these counties should contact their providers and request that WSFA be delivered to them as a significantly viewed station under the STELA Act.

For more information about the STELA act visit the following link and type STELA in the search box;