How to Bring Back Missing GOTV Channels, Rescan GOTV Decoder

If some GOTV stations are not showing or missing in your decoder, it can be resolved in simple way.

How to recover missing channels on GOTV

Solutions to incomplete or missing GOTV Channels can be resolved in many ways.

Although having incomplete GOTV station or channels can be worrisome for some subscribers.

If your GOTV is missing some channels or stations, you can bring back the missing gotv channels by following our steps to troubleshoot gotv decoder showing incomplete channels or stations.

The cause of incomplete GOTV channels or stations can be result of poor signal strength or inappropriate gotv scan.

All these is what can make some GOTV Channels or stations to go missing.

However, if you encounter this common gotv fault, just know it is a simple non-technical hitch which can be solved by following simple steps.

In this blog article, guide on how to solve incomplete or missing GOTV stations and channels will be discussed.

This will help provide relief and quick solution to problem of having some gotv stations or channels missing after multiple rescan.

The good news is that steps or procedures on how to recover missing stations or channels on GOTV is very easy and requires no technical input.

So, to recover gotv missing stations or channels, follow the simple steps and methods below.

Why Are Some GOTV Channels / Stations Not Showing on my GOTV Decoder

There are two major and common reasons why some stations or channels might be missing in your gotv decoder. The reasons are stated below :

Weak Signal Strength

Poor Decoder Scanning

These are two major causes of missing GOTV Channels / Stations.

To recover missing gotv channels, work on the two reasons why stations go missing on gotv decoder.

How To Recover Missing GOTV Channels /Stations

Now the first step towards recovering gotv missing stations is to ascertain the signal strength of the gotv antenna and make sure it is very strong.

It is one major way of recovering or bringing back missing stations in gotv. You can achieve this by doing the following:

  • Press Menu Button on GOTV Remote to have menu Display
  • Choose advanced option and press OK
  • Scroll down the remote cursor on signal and press OK

Now, having done this you will have a display of the signal strength of your GOTV antenna.

If signal strength colour is red, try turning round the gotv antenna until it get to stable green colour.

When the colour of gotv signal is green and stable it shows it is very strong and good to go.

Then position the gotv antenna permanently at that location with strong gotv signal strength and you can now perform a rescan of decoder.

How To Rescan GOTV Decoder to Get Missing Channels / Stations

To rescan gotv decoder and help bring back channels or station missing on your gotv decoder, perform gotv decoder rescan.

To ascertain how to rescan gotv decoder, following these steps.

  • Press Menu Button on your GOTV Remote control
  • Scroll down to advanced option and press OK
  • Select Installation and press OK
  • Also scroll down your remote cursor to automatic scan and press OK

Wait and do not interrupt the gotv decoder as it starts rescan of the gotv decoder to recover lost channels or station.

After the rescan, all gotv subscribed channels and missing channels will be restored and running.


The Author

Emmanuel Igwenagu

Igwenagu Emmanuel is the founder of Nigerian Informer. He holds B.A, M.Sc in Mass Communication. He is a Communication researcher and 112 emergency help line dispatcher.


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  1. I have tried it many times but it didn’t work

    1. Take your gotv decoder to nearby gotv office for proper checks

  2. The signal strength of my gotv is 42 and when I scanned it, it picked only 14 stations.
    Though, I brought the decoder from a state to where I am using it now.
    Where I was using it originally, it used to pick at scan channel 21.
    Then, I took to one of my neighbors who uses gotv as well to scan it.
    It picked 84 stations but when I retuned it to my place, it could not because it picked on another scan channel of 36. With this, it could not show the stations but the original 14 stations.
    How do I resolve this?

    1. Make sure the signal is above 60%

  3. My gotv is not bringing out any channel at all and the Quality is showing unblocked and nothing is showing, what could be the problem

    1. The signal of your gotv antenna might be poor try changing direction of your gotv antenna

  4. What if the automatic scan is not still bringing the lost channels

    1. Make sure the signal strength is green

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