The interesting thing is that the installation dates are all prior to August 31, 2011. I wonder if they have assurances that they will be allowed to flash cut early? This is probably the most compelling evidence that early flash cutting will be allowed, but I haven't heard anything official from either IC or the CRTC. Alternately, they could be installing the equipment early not turning it on until September 1.A member in the French section of the forum reports the Quebec government has put to tender contracts to purchase and install DTV transmitters for Télé-Québec.
This is the first application I have seen for an analog station to shut down early. It will be interesting to see what the CRTC says about this and if other stations across the country will follow.Rogers also requests authority to cease operation of its analog transmitter CHNM-TV-1 Victoria upon commencement of digital transmission on channel 29, which Rogers expects to occur two months from Commission approval.
Does this mean that the current analog transmitter sites will be retained for digital transmission, or does it mean that the transmitter sites currently used for DTV will be retained?• Télé-Québec will retain all its existing transmitter sites for DTV.
They will need to apply for a change to their license to modify their operating parameters post transition. An intervention could be filed at that time.However, I don't know whether there will be another hearing to allow people to voice concerns about their Montreal transmitter location.