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Cogeco Removing Analog Basic Cable

Cogeco is starting to remove the remaining analog channels from their service and migrating the remaining analog customers to digital.

It appears that Burlington and Oakville have been completed. Can anyone who lives in Burlington or Oakville confirm if that is the case? Also is there any "nightlight" channels remaining such as a preview channel or information channel on how to upgrade?

Here is the migration schedule.
http://www.cogeco.ca/digitalnow
 

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We're in Oakville, Digital Select 1 SD subs. Cogeco Web site says the analog channels are gone as of yesterday (July 4) but we're still getting the "Classic" channels on our (yes, it's yesterday's tech) VCR. I thought we'd lose that option as analog is phased out. Perhaps we still will.
It would be nice to be able to continue recording at least those channels as long as our main TV is still a CRT.
 

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According to Cogeco's website there is still a few analog channels in Oakville, Burlington area.

3 CIII (Global - Toronto)
5 WIVB (CBS - Buffalo)
6 CBLT (CBC - Toronto)
7 CITY (City - Toronto)
9 WKBW (ABC - Buffalo)
10 CHCH (Ind. - Hamilton)
27 YTV
30 The Weather Network
31 WNED (PBS - Buffalo)
70 CTV News Channel

Is this accurate? Are there any barker channels?
 

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Same thing for Hamilton, Stoney Creek. Not sure if this is accurate

2 CICA (TVO - Toronto)
3 CIII (Global - Toronto)
5 WIVB (CBS - Buffalo)
6 CBLT (CBC - Toronto)
7 CITY (City - Toronto)
9 WKBW (ABC - Buffalo)
11 TV Guide
12 CHCH (Ind. - Hamilton)
13 CFTO (CTV - Toronto)
14 Cable 14
15 TSN
17 CITS (CTS - Hamilton)
18 CJMT (Omni2 - Toronto)
19 WNED (PBS - Buffalo)
20 WGRZ (NBC - Buffalo)
22 CKVR (CTV Two - Barrie)
23 The Weather Network
24 Vision
25 YTV
26 CBC News Network
27 W Network
28 WUTV (FOX - Buffalo)
59 The Shopping Channel
60 Business News Network
70 Slice
96 Ontario Parliament Network
97 CPAC

It looks like they remove far less in Hamilton compared to the Halton region.
 

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If memory serves, the BDUs have to send an application into the CRTC and get approval to
"turn off" analog cable once they hit a certain percentage of digital subs. Otherwise, they have to keep the basic/lifeline analog cable package active.
 

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Cogeco Cable Kingston - Analog & QAM changes - seen & noted



This is now being shown on COGECO Cable Kingston - prior Analog Channels.

[ image/picture taken off TV screen: Fri April 24, 2015 ]

i.e. The Analog Cable TV channels - here in Kingston - are out of service now, and I assume the actual ANALOG shutdown is in progress / near future - here in Kingston on COGECO CABLE - Kingston.

[ ha ha - the COGECO "Black Screen of DEATH" ] luv it.
 

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According to the digital migration portion of their site, everything should be digital only by now all over Ontario.

Here in Windsor, I have no idea if that message ever existed. All I've seen since mid-February, when I finally got a line installed near the computer, was a set of colour bars on analog channels 3, 14, 58 & 70. It probably did, but never was connected when it happened.

This is interesting though. It could be the reason for the 2 month delay for the addition of more HD versions for CNN, HLN and possibly others. They may be giving time for the messages to stay up on those systems that just had their analog service turned off.

:cool:
 
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