OTA kids channels in GTA? - Page 2 - Canadian TV, Computing and Home Theatre Forums

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes

post #16 of 28 (permalink) Old 2009-07-16, 08:00 PM Thread Starter
Rookie
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 5
so how can u have multiple antenna's and yet consolidate all the signals to your tv.
junkone is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #17 of 28 (permalink) Old 2009-07-16, 08:56 PM
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Ajax, Ontario
Posts: 285
Quote:
Originally Posted by junkone View Post
so how can u have multiple antenna's and yet consolidate all the signals to your tv.
Yes. You can have the same or different antennas, point to different locations then combine them. You can pick the antenna where it performs the best relative to your location.
Combine antennas has many advantage - rotator is not required (very useful if you have multiple TVs in a house), I can switch channels as if there is one antenna in the roof etc

There is a thread in 'Combining antennas'...
kooguy is offline  
post #18 of 28 (permalink) Old 2009-08-04, 12:49 PM
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 32
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bitablespore View Post
many of the shows that run on these stations also run on Qubo. There is also a secondary audio stream on Qubo for the shows that is in spanish.
just wondering how do you access the spanish audio on qubo channel? is it a new channel that appears or do you change some internal settings on your tv to get the audio feed.
imena is offline  
 
post #19 of 28 (permalink) Old 2009-08-04, 02:59 PM
Veteran
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Whitby
Posts: 2,815
The channels in and out right now, and an infomercial, so can't test.
But on OMNI, I hit "MTS" to get 680 news on the secondary audio.
recneps77 is offline  
post #20 of 28 (permalink) Old 2009-08-08, 03:12 PM
Veteran
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Hamilton
Posts: 4,095
If you have kids that are into Hannah Montana type of shows, they can be streamed for free on Family's website. Disney Channel series can be seen OTA on ABC Saturday morning's (Some markets carry it on Sunday's).

Programming for the tween/preteen/early teen age group is pretty sparse now on regular network television. With all the specialty channels that have gone on the air over the years, cartoons and scripted shows for this age group have for the most part moved to specialty channels and is nearly non existent on network television.
bigoranget is offline  
post #21 of 28 (permalink) Old 2010-10-16, 11:13 AM
Veteran
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Hamilton Mtn.
Posts: 1,595
Cartoons on RTV

Just caught some cartoons on RTV 2.3 (WGRZ Buffalo). He-Man (vs. Skeletor), and then a Dick Tracy cartoon with Hemlock Homes; also showed a Lassie episode- not cartoon- looked like 1950s.

Really cheesey cartoons, but fun to watch with my son. Interestingly, all the commercials were adult oriented- medication lawsuits, insurance, diet food, money making schemes.

91XG (47'), YA-1713 (42'), CPA-19, DB4e (37'); Denon AVR-1312
goforit is offline  
post #22 of 28 (permalink) Old 2010-10-18, 11:42 AM
HWP
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Toronto, East York (Greenwood & Mortimer)
Posts: 1,179
Kids' TV OTA in the GTA

If you're hesitating on going OTA because you're concerned your kids might not have anything to watch, rest-easy. There is way more kids' content available than you will feel comfortable allowing your kids to watch. Hours and hours each day.

A Tip: Go on Internet Explorer and place the links to a whack of TV network website in your Favourites bar (PBS Kids.com, TVO Kids, KidsCBC, qubo, Treehouse.com, YTV). These networks websites have lots of games, video clips, and even full episodes).

Between your OTA TV and the Web, you'll be able to raise happy, round, couch potatoes.

List of OTA content for the GTA (and elsewhere)

51.2 qubo on ION (WPXJ)
-good stuff for little kids all day long. Qubo is much like Treehouse, except its shows are probably appealing to a wider age-range than Treehouse. Kids older than Treehouse TV age will still enjoy Qubo.
-"Qubo Night Owl" shows 80's cartoons overnight (He-Man, She-Ra, etc).

23.1 WNLO TheCW
-Saturday morning cartoons (Toonzai!). Mostly Japanese cartoons (Bakugan, Dragon BallZ, etc).

2.1 WGRZ NBC
- Plays qubo content as Saturday morning cartoons.

4.1 WIVB CBS
- Cookie Jar TV - Saturday morning cartoons for kids (Sabrina the Witch, etc)

7.1 WKBW ABC
- Disney/Family Channel - related shows on Saturday mornings.

2.3 WGRZ Retro TV
- Lots of really old stuff that is neat to see (cowboys stuff, Lassie)

5.1 CBLT CBC
Kids CBC - All morning, excellent stuff (Busytown Mysteries, SuperWhy, Bo On the Go)

17.1 WNED PBS
PBS Kids - All morning and afternoon - all excellent entertaining and educational stuff (Sid the Science Kid, Word Girl, Cat In the Hat)

17.3 WNED PBS Think Bright
A fair amount of kids stuff too. Lots of good stuff.

19.0 CICA TVOntario
TVO Kids - 70% of TVO is children's content. Lots of quality stuff

26.1 and 26.2 TCT
Weekend days sometimes there is some kids cartoons - Religious themed.

36.1 CITS
Sometimes chilrens stuff - Religious themed.

29.1 WUTV Fox
Can't remember what, but there is ususally 30mins to an hour of kids stuff in mornings

OTA, HD7697P, CM7778, Rotator, CM3218, TiVo, HDHomeRun
Apple TV, Netflix, Teksavvy, Unblock-us, Wind, MagicJack
HWP is offline  
post #23 of 28 (permalink) Old 2010-10-18, 08:13 PM
Veteran
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Hamilton Mtn.
Posts: 1,595
WNYO - MyTV 49.1 - also has weekday cartoons in the morning.

91XG (47'), YA-1713 (42'), CPA-19, DB4e (37'); Denon AVR-1312
goforit is offline  
post #24 of 28 (permalink) Old 2010-10-18, 11:24 PM
Veteran
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Dunnville, Ontario on the Grand River, North shore Lake Erie
Posts: 2,410
CBC morning- kids doodlebop and cookie jar entertainment. I don't watch it but I've noticed that CBC focus's on kids in the mornings.

3D SSH III with ZZ4 refl. http://imageshack.us/user/jmsdigital
ota_canuck is offline  
post #25 of 28 (permalink) Old 2010-10-19, 11:34 AM
OTA Forum Moderator
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 24,878
That's a great list, HWP - many parents will thank you for that!

Folks, any more kids shows to be added for the GTA area? I'll add the two replies and any further ones into a table of all of them for easy lookup.
stampeder is offline  
post #26 of 28 (permalink) Old 2010-10-27, 11:41 PM
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 108
According to the schedule, RTN is now running some retro cartoons Saturday mornings. (I haven't checked myself yet.)
writerpatrick is offline  
post #27 of 28 (permalink) Old 2010-10-30, 09:06 AM
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Oak Ridges, On
Posts: 405
The new 29.2 country network tv station is showing kids programming Saturday morning. Not sure of the ful scope of the program schedule, hopefully they will also have some weekday mornings.
DdDave is offline  
post #28 of 28 (permalink) Old 2010-10-30, 10:06 AM
Veteran
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 3,334
All U.S. OTA channels have to provide a certain percentage of E/I kids programming according to FCC regulations.
thenewdc is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Canadian TV, Computing and Home Theatre Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools Search this Thread
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome