CRTC extends the analog to digital TV conversion to August 2012

In a surprise decision handed down today, the CRTC has allowed the CBC to continue broadcasting analog television signals in twenty-two markets until August 2012.

The move effectively guts the federal regulators original 2007 decision which would require Canadian television broadcasters to switch their broadcast over-the-air (OTA) television signals from analog to digital by August 31st of this year.