Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: The Dandelion City
CIII-TV staying on 6 in Paris is a very real problem for the London area, probably more so than in Ottawa. The current channel 6 signal is difficult to pick up at 100,000 watts. Even Rogers had difficulty getting a clean signal on 6 when they received it OTA for local distribution. London is a hot tropo area due to it's location midway between Detroit, Cleveland, Erie and Toronto. (Tropo is rampant in Summer months.) That doesn't even count sightly more distant markets such as Toledo and Pittsburgh which occasionally bounce in. At 4000 watts, CIII-TV is going to be almost impossible to receive and it will be subject interference from distant signals. There will be 4 unallocated post transition frequencies in London, 5 if you count the frequency vacated by SUN. 3 of those are UHF frequencies suitable for a station such as CIII-TV. Even CIII-TV's transitional frequency (channel 30 at 250,000 watts) would provide better coverage (probably better than it currently has.) I suspect that Global is doing the bare minimum for the digital transition to snub their noses at the CRTC and viewers alike. We can hope that Shaw does better.
At 20 I had a good mind. At 40 I had money. At 60 I've lost my mind and my money. Oh, to be 20 again. --Scary