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You could also lobby your Canadian OTA TV providers to do the same and carry some of these type of networks on your spectrum.
I do believe they all have social media pages,like facebook, etc for starters.
 

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I do get WUTV(Fox29 Buffalo) through Rogers Cable here in Markham, Ontario but I do not get any of its sub channels like 29.2 or 29.3(GritTV).

Any idea if GritTV is available through Rogers cable?
 

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Grit is only available through the Antenna. Lots of good sub channels available through OTA. Channel 7 have sub channels like LAFF and ESCAPE and 49 has 3 of them ASN Comet and GET TV, WGRZ has 2 with Antenna TV and Justice TV.
 

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I have a Sony HDTV, about 6 years old. Do I need a special receiver for the OTA channels or just plug in the antenna and search through TV?
 

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You can use fool tv, but you can also use the FCC reception maps here.
The Digital TV Transition: Reception Maps

As long as your TV has a ATSC tuner, you can just plug in the antenna, and set your TV to Antenna mode.

You might need a external antenna depending were you are located. Do some research. Google, Channel Master, Antennas Direct, Winegard, and HD Frequency Cable Cutter Antennas.

And like another post indicated, go to the OTA section, and there is a lot of info available.
 

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You could also lobby your Canadian OTA TV providers to do the same and carry some of these type of networks on your spectrum.
Up here the providers have shown zero interest in carrying subchannels. Except for a tiny handful of independents, all of our OTA channels are held by cable/sat providers who have no interest in expanding their OTA viewership. If the rules allowed it, they'd shut off the transmitters tomorrow. It's so bad that even some of the CRTC members at the hearings needed to be educated on what was possible with antennas and subs...and they're the #$&@ regulators.



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MIG Hunter... Channel Master has a over the air PVR that'll let you record over the air channels. Google Channel master.
 

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Weigel Broadcasting Co. to Launch New "Start TV" Network in Association with CBS Television Stations beginning Monday, September 3, 2018

"The Closer," "Medium," "The Good Wife," "Crossing Jordan," "Cold Case," "Profiler" and "The Division" are among the featured series.

CBS Television Stations will add Start TV to their stations including WWJ Detroit, which should be accessible by some Canadian antennas.

For more on Start TV, visit www.starttv.com.

Full Press Release
 

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Scripps will shutter ION Plus, Qubo and Shop ION next month as they plan on reusing that channel space to expand coverage for their other sub-channels: Scripps takes first steps to realize ION synergies with multicast networks move - Scripps

The Scripps channels (Bounce, Court TV, Court TV Mystery, Grit and Laff) are already available in Southern Ontario/Buffalo across WKBW (owned by Scripps), WIVB and WNLO (both Nexstar). Assuming Scripps keeps WPXJ (the market's ION), I'd expect the sub-channels currently on the Nexstar stations to move over eventually.

Nothing of value lost with two of those, but with Qubo gone there aren't any commercial OTA kids channels anymore.
 

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When my wife and I flip through the dial and we see Ion and Ion Plus, we like to joke that Ion has the "serious" cop shows and Ion Plus has the "not-so-serious" cop shows. Needless to say, we don't watch much of either.
 
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