CBC launches Over-the-Air HD in Calgary and Edmonton

Just in time for Hockey Playoffs, the CBC has announced that its Over-The-Air digital television transmitters in Calgary and Edmonton will officially launch on April 1st.

The new high definition stations will also be available on Shaw Cable in the two Alberta Centres and will arrive on Telus TV on May 27th.

CRTC says broadcasters must air ads notifying viewers of switch to digital television

The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) said today that it will require conventional television stations to air commercials informing Canadians about this year’s transition to digital television.

Starting on or before May 1st, conventional television stations will be required to broadcast a minimum of six thirty second commercials a day with at least 25 per cent of them airing 7:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m.

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 transmitter for CHCH-TV to serve London Ontario.

Build your own “Super OTA TV Antenna”

Did you know there are more than twenty five over-the-air (OTA) television stations currently broadcasting High definition (HD) signals in Canada plus many more HD stations which spill over into Canada from the United States?

The knowledge that a multitude of free over-the-air high definition signals was available was the impetus for a bunch of retired and hobbyist antenna engineers working together in the Digital Home forums to create a super TV antenna that can be built by just about anyone.

CRTC approves DTV transmitter for Omni.2 in London

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

CJMT-TV, which is owned by Rogers Media, broadcasts multicultural programming out of Toronto. It uses the on-air brand OMNI.2, and is a sister station to CFMT (OMNI.1)

Digital Television transition in 2011 could cost consumers $73.5 million

By August 31, 2011, Canadian local television stations in most parts of Canada will have to broadcast digital over-the-air TV signals instead of analog signals.

This means that Canadians who watch television stations using over-the-air (OTA) antennas or “rabbit-ears” antenna may be required to make some changes in the way they receive television signals.

CKVU Digital TV now live in Vancouver

Just one week after it received CRTC approval, CKVU Digital television has gone live over-the-air (OTA) in Vancouver on digital channel 10.1.

Digital Home readers first reported the station was on-air early Tuesday afternoon.

CRTC approves CKVU Digital TV station in Vancouver

In Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2010-108 issued today, the CRTC has approved an application by Rogers Broadcasting Limited to operate a transitional digital television station associated with CKVU-TV Vancouver.

In its application, Rogers has proposed to simulcast the programming aired on CKVU-TV on the new digital station. The Commission did not receive any interventions in connection with this application.

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