But they can argue that they are more than fulfilling these mandates if they can make much (or all) of their content available via the internet so that you can watch what you want whenever you want. That way you are not locked into the tyranny of the schedule.These viewer-supported networks exist under different license conditions than commercial broadcasters, so for them to consider abandoning their OTA operations would likely be against their core values and purpose.
Unless you look at it from the perspective of a customer/owner of TVO in Toronto who has gone ATSC-OTA only. The only channel that this person cannot get today is TVO.It really makes no sense to upgrade to digital broadcasting first, when you're not able to take full advantage of the capabilities digital broadcasting has to offer.
The final pieces of the puzzle address distribution. This includes an upgrade to TVO’s Master Control to enable HDTV broadcast. The digital conversion of TVO’s Master Control is currently underway and will be ready by the fall of 2009. TVO will be available in HD on cable in Ontario and satellite in Canada where capacity can be secured.
So looks like August 2011 is when they will officially be broadcasting HD OTA or should I say - digital OTA. Not to say that in the meantime, they may be testingThe digital OTA network, meanwhile,
will be put in place by August 2011, in
line with the Canadian broadcasting industry
as a whole. At that point, TVO will
be completely digital “end to end”: from
production to asset management to
It looks to me like they're saying HD will be availalbe to BDUs this year. So, this brings me back to my earlier question. Are they on schedule or did Rogers & other BDU not pick up the HD feed? That article also says the digital OTA network will be available by Aug. 2011.Content Distribution
The final pieces of the digital puzzle
will be the upgrades of TVO’s Master
Control and over-the-air (OTA) transmission
network. With the digital conversion
of Master Control operations, TVO in
HD will be available to cable and direct-to-
home satellite subscribers this year.
Only when we are ignored. ;-)we are not a den of lions... usually.
Maybe not, but in addition to the already mentioned tuner cards, there are many stand-alone ATSC tuners that don't tune NTSC, and DVRs like the DTVpal don't tune NTSC either.ATSC-OTA only??? Are there any TVs that can receive ATSC but not NTSC?
Maybe they once were, but I disagree they are currently. The fact they will deliver HD to BDUs almost 2 years before OTA ANYWHERE in Ontario tells me they don't consider OTA viewers important. Last time I checked their facebook page, it didn't even mention OTA was an option.TVO is clearly committed to OTA: They have more OTA transmitters in Ontario than all other stations combined.