tvlurker, I think Northern Ontario would beat out Upper Ottawa Valley and Windsor. The CTV2 schedule in Windsor is probably highly modified due to program deletions to protect Detroit broadcasters.
Are you sure -- both the Wheatley and Windsor transmitters seem to religiously avoid having their contours touch Detroit at all. The online schedule for CTV-Two Windsor shows plenty of American programming.
A slightly off topic but related query, does Ottawa still get the same programming feed as Toronto?
Yes/ In fact, I think the only difference is a piece of equipment in Toronto that changes the PSIP before delivery to Rogers fibre system.
In Toronto, Global seems to be identifying itself as 'Global Toronto' so is there a separate Ontario feed for other parts of the province or is it just like Citytv with Ottawa treated as a repeater of Toronto?
, all of Ontario except, I expect, Dougall Media's affiliate in Thunder Bay gets the Global Toronto feed. Global Toronto is a single license with multiple transmitters, so split feed is only possible by condition of license(?-not sure) or (certainly) by a separate license, and usually requires a minimum amount of local news origination.
In the early years of Global in the seventies, the Global evening news was actually produced in studios in both Ottawa and Toronto. This put an additional restriction on Global's microwave common carrier at the time (CP Telecom): "Thou shalt not do any protection switching on Global's microwave system between 6 and 7 weeknights, as the resulting timing variation will cause a vertical sync roll when switching between cameras in the two studios."
It's funny, I was thinking about the single Global Toronto license recently also -- why does Saskatchewan get two Global licenses (and consequently two separate morning shows) and we're stuck in Ottawa with yet another Golden Horseshoe repeater?
(Which segues us back on topic
Now that CJOH and CHRO are pretty much fully integrated (and don't compete -- CHRO's only news programming, CTV Morning, is broadcast while CJOH offers Canada AM). Since the CJOH studio fire, they share the same studios downtown.