: When do you think OTA DTV is coming to Canada?


Jake
2003-05-07, 05:04 PM
I am just wondering when everyone thinks OTA DTV is coming to Canada?

John

Maybe this should be a poll?

57
2003-05-07, 05:22 PM
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/forums/viewtopic.php?t=6961

JohnnyG
2003-05-07, 06:14 PM
When the broadcasters need to enforce their simultaneous substitution rights, that's when they'll fire up digital transmitters.

Wayne
2003-05-08, 12:02 AM
Jan.16, 2003 - isn't this when CITY started CITY-HD. And they have had all of about 10 hours in HD since then.

57
2003-05-08, 01:35 AM
City actually had more HD programming with their various test loops, before the formal launch, than they have had since...