2006-11-22, 12:47 AM
I've updated my program that extracts info on all Canadian TV stations (present and future) from the Industry Canada database. The list contains the latest data and I've added some new features:
Column Header titles
Frequency of every station (some PC ATSC software requires this data)
Frequency Offsets of those stations that use them http://www.user.dccnet.com/jonleblanc/Canada_TV_Stations
Very nice stampeder.
So this includes everything that has ever been licenced or is broadcasting?
Can I assume that if the ERP: Effective Radiated Power (in watts) is zero then this station is NOT on the air?
2006-11-22, 11:29 AM
Actually I need to address something that roger1818 pointed out: the CITY column header refers to the location of the license holder, not the location of the transmission antenna. The LAT and LONG are for the actual antenna tower's location.
The stations that are listed are the ones presently allotted by Industry Canada (not necessarily the CRTC yet), whether they are on the air or not.
Also about the ERP - the IC database might sometimes show a future station with an already allotted ERP. This is useful for planning.
2007-08-29, 06:24 PM
I've just reconfigured the data pump to now also list U.S. OTA TV stations that are in the Canadian Border Zone, as found in Industry Canada's database.
As I have noted on that site's title page, the definitive resource for those U.S. stations is of course the FCC's database, but now we can see all in one place what stations Industry Canada shows on both sides of the border.