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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 2003-05-07, 04:04 PM Thread Starter
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When do you think OTA DTV is coming to Canada?

I am just wondering when everyone thinks OTA DTV is coming to Canada?

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Maybe this should be a poll?
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 2003-05-07, 04:22 PM
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Canada is so "well cabled" and covered by satellite, also these are both carrying "available" HD stations, that I don't expect much demand for OTA, like there is in the US, where the cable infrastructure is behind (upgrades to 750 MHz+ are progressing, but slowly and the cable companies are slow to carry the local stations.... (Cable has about 70% market share in North America.)

As stations do go digital, there will be OTA signals to be had, but that may take a while.

Specialty channels are more likely to be HD, and they would be carried on Cable/satellite and not OTA at all.

See the following post for the subscriber levels...

http://www.digitalhomecanada.com/for...pic.php?t=6961

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When the broadcasters need to enforce their simultaneous substitution rights, that's when they'll fire up digital transmitters.
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Jan.16, 2003 - isn't this when CITY started CITY-HD. And they have had all of about 10 hours in HD since then.
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City actually had more HD programming with their various test loops, before the formal launch, than they have had since...

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