Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: not too far from Windsor
I still like the idea I suggested a few years ago - minority language SD subchannels, e.g., SRC in SD with CBC in HD in Anglophone markets, CBC in SD with SRC in HD where French is dominant, saving the expense of building out two whole transmitters.
Windsor is one example where this could work very well. Either a single transmitter on 35 could carry both networks with superior coverage (compared to the highly directional CBET 9 facility), or a really cheap conversion of channel 9 for both networks.
Of course, some communities (Montréal, Ottawa, Sudbury, Winnipeg, and others) really call for separate HD facilities for each.
It could also have been used to provide TFO in SD over the greater TVO gird, though now TFO is no longer connected to TVO.