If you click on "Comments" instead of "Related documents" you'll get to a page that has Channel Zero's submission. From their submission:I didn't see a submission from Channel Zero (CHCH) in the zip file unless I overlooked it. But I assume they'll be operational by Aug 31, 2011.
CHCH-TV operates three transmitters in the following mandatory markets; Hamilton, Ottawa, and London. The CHCH-TV transmitters serving Ottawa and London will be converted to digital before the August 2011 transition date. Similarly, the Montreal transmission facilities for CJNT-TV will also be converted.
(emphases added by me)it is our expectation that we would apply to convert CKWS-TV Kingston and CHEX-TV Peterborough to digital high-definition (HD) transmission during the 2011/2012 broadcast year.
That was likely wishful thinking. The thing is although they got the same programs that SunTV was previously broadcasting, they didn't get them directly from SunTV but instead took advantage of the fact that SunTV decided not to renew the contracts for them.I was hoping they would take over Sun TV's antenna considering they are taking over much of the Sun programming.
ZomerMidia (owners of CHNU) have told the CRTC that they plan to convert all of their stations to DTV by Aug. 31, 2011. No further details were given, but they certainly will not be permitted to stay on 66. IC has said that all stations within 350km of the US boarder may not use channels 52-69 after Aug. 31, 2011.I also wonder if CHNU 66 is required to convert. I doubt they'll be able to stay on channel 66, but since they're licensed to the Fraser Valley instead of Vancouver I wonder if they're required to go digital?
I really hope CHEK decides not to stay on channel 6. Low band VHF (channel 2-6) is AWFUL for DTV reception. American DTV stations on low band VHF have had all kinds of trouble.
I will also be annoyed if CHEK stays on channel 6. You need a huge antenna for low band VHF and it's extremely susceptible to interference.