It is called the /A\ Channel but it is actually like a "B Team" for programs that the main CTV Channel isn't presently carrying. It might as well be called CTV2.ota_canuck said:I've never seen /A\ channel in my viewing area in the past. Are those /A\ Channels just rebroadcast/repeaters of CTV or is it something else?
I don't think digital is mandatory. Canada and the US have agreements on channel allocations and ERP. Stations that do not switch may need to reduce power and/or switch channels, particularly those above channel 51 or those using VHF.I thought everything within 200 miles of the US was mandatory.
Sarnia is not mandatory, and distance from the U.S. border is not part of the criteria. The complete list of mandatory market locations is in this post:Emerald_Boar said:Sarnia is not mandatory? I thought everything within 200 miles of the US was mandatory. (May be 100 miles)
Yes, CJOH will likely be permitted to transmit on channel 6 post transition. The only 2 conditions are:I'm looking at the PT channel allotments for a CJOH repeater in Deseronto, Ontario, and it is only showing channel 49 as the allotted channel after the conversion. Deseronto is not in a mandatory market, and would likely not be transitioned by CTV. My question is, would CTV still be allowed to transmit on CH6? I know that the higher channels must be vacated after August 2011, but I wasn't sure about channels <7.
As CJOH is owned by CTV, CTV would be responsible for all aspects of the transition.Deseronto was on a list of repeaters that CTV wanted to shut down a while ago, ie, not renew their licences, but the CRTC auto-renewed them anyways. has CTV outlined any plans to transition transmitters outside of the mandatory markets? Would CJOH be responsible for funding the transition? or CTV?