CRTC approves DTV transmitter for CHCH in London

In a broadcasting decision handed down today, the CRTC has approved an application to add a digital television transmitter for CHCH-TV to serve London Ontario.

CHCH-TV, which is owned and operated by Channel Zero, is an independent TV station operating out of Hamilton Ontario which broadcasts local news and U.S. entertainment and late night shows such as Nightline and Jimmy Kimmel Live.

The new transmitter will operate on channel 51 with an average effective radiated power (ERP) of 115,000 watts (maximum ERP of 190,000 watts with an effective height of antenna above average terrain of 296.5 metres).

The ruling requires the transmitter must be operational at the earliest possible date and in any event no later than 31 August 2011.

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2 Responses to “CRTC approves DTV transmitter for CHCH in London”
  1. Paul Wisecroft says:

    Just what we need, more useless Canadian channels expanding their reach.

  2. Vinyl Guy says:

    While I don’t watch CHCH much any more, I do remember the days when it was a decent local TV station. They did stuff that the “big guys” would not do. For example, they broadcast & recorded Stevie Ray Vaughn & Albert King together & this has been released as a DVD & CD. So I have a lot of memories of CHCH. I hope that this will help them to get back to where they were.