I'm not 100% sure of this but here's what I know: CBS will "Broadcast" TVGOS data on it's DT channels (~Febuary 2009) TVGOS ver 9 and above will support that automatically, I don' what will happend with previous version. Anyway if youcan get US station it's alway better to use the US "broadcats of TVGOS. Here in montreal if I use TVGOS with my postal code there's no DT channel and the channel list is not very complete. I'm using US ZIP code and I got all the channel list (DT-Analog Canadian and US).
A work colleague of mine in Niagara Falls, NY told me that there is no digital TVGOS data appearing in his CECB box which should be receiving it.
A contact of mine within the CBS station in Buffalo, confirmed this. Currently it looks bleak for those in Southern Ontario who have hardware capable of receiving the digital version of TVGOS. My contact has given me permission to post this info provided to me:
"We are not currently transmitting TVGOS data. At the CBS Engineering Meetings in Las Vegas this April there was talk of CBS partnering with TV Guide but I have not heard any more on the subject since then. I am not aware of any immediate plans to do so in this market."
Since Buffalo is not currently providing the digital TVGOS, and may not provide it in the immediate future, the question remains: What is going to happen in Feb. 2009? In the US, will analog TVGOS be shutdown? Apparently some consumer electronics are capable of taking the digital TVGOS from the signal and converting it to analogue for legacy equipment connected to it.
I have contacted CFTO, (CTV in Toronto) to find out if they will be transmitting the digital TVGOS, or if they have any information regarding whether or not TVGOS will continue to provide them with an analogue version. That seems very unlikely since they most likely will not be providing stations in the US with the analogue version starting in Feb. 2009. I have not received a response from CFTO.
I fear that those in Canada who are currently using the analogue version will be out of luck in 4 months. Those who have purchased newer equipment capable of using the digital version, or capable of converting the digital version to analogue for use by legacy equipment, may also be out of luck.