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canant 23-Jul-2011 5:08 AM

Canada: Digital Transition Updates
CFKM-TV Trois-Rivières has shut down its analog transmitter and is broadcasting in digital.

canant 28-Jul-2011 7:38 AM

CISA-TV Lethbridge has flash cut to digital. It remains on channel 7.

canant 31-Jul-2011 11:31 PM

CIHF-DT-1 Fredericton
This digital transmitter has been on-air since yesterday, using channel 44.

canant 31-Jul-2011 11:36 PM

CHAN-DT Vancouver
CHAN-DT's Vancouver transmitter is now at its post-transitional ERP. It was broadcasting on channel 22 with a HAAT of 670 m and ERP of 8.3 kW. It is now on its post-transitional allotment (see Industry Canada Database) of channel 22 with a HAAT of 656 m and ERP of 40.0 kW.

According to:

Final broadened coverage available (on channel 22) as of June 29, 2011.

canant 31-Jul-2011 11:48 PM

CFCN-DT Calgary
CFCN-DT's post-transitional transmitter on channel 29 has been on the air since early June 2011.

canant 4-Aug-2011 2:58 AM

CHFD & CKPR Thunder Bay
According to their respective websites, the transmitters for these two stations flash cut to digital on August 1, 2011. Occupied channels are 2 & 4, as with analog.



canant 4-Aug-2011 3:03 AM

CJON St. John's & CIHF-TV-2 Saint John
According to postings on Digital Home, these channels are now over-the-air in digital.

CJON's analog transmitter shut down July 11, 2011 in preparation for the digital conversion.

CIHF-TV-2 is a flash cut, remaining on channel 12.

canant 12-Aug-2011 3:23 PM

All Planned Calgary-DT Transmitters On-Air and on Post-Transitional Channels
As of today, the following two Calgary, AB transmitters have flashcut to digital:

With those two transmitters converted, all digital transmitters planning to go digital in this market are now broadcasting in digital on their post-transitional channel allotments. Note that two transmitter,s CBRFT and CIAN are not transitioning to digital and will have to shut down on August 31, 2011 unless authorized otherwise by the CRTC.

canant 12-Aug-2011 3:25 PM

CFRE Regina, SK
CFRE flash cut to digital on August 10, 2011.

canant 13-Aug-2011 4:29 AM

CIHF-DT Halifax
CIHF-DT Halifax has flash cut its transmitter to digital on August 11, 2011.

canant 13-Aug-2011 7:09 PM

CKMI in Quebec, QC has flash cut to digital.

canant 14-Aug-2011 7:15 AM

CKAL-DT-1 Lethbridge
This digital transmitter is on-air as of August 13, 2011.

tvlurker 16-Aug-2011 6:23 PM

Two Ottawa updates:

CICO-TV-24 shutdown
CICO-DT-24 in service

CIII-TV-6 shutdown
CIII-DT-6 inservice, annoyingly with virtual channel 4.1 instead of 6.1. (4.1 is already in use in this market)

mtownsend 16-Aug-2011 9:11 PM


Originally Posted by tvlurker (Post 10523)
CIII-TV-6 shutdown
CIII-DT-6 inservice, annoyingly with virtual channel 4.1 instead of 6.1. (4.1 is already in use in this market)

What's the reasoning behind the use of 4.1?

tvlurker 16-Aug-2011 9:21 PM


Originally Posted by mtownsend (Post 10536)
What's the reasoning behind the use of 4.1?

We're assuming they made a mistake, and that they'll hopefully fix it soon.
I don't have TSReader (my computer tuner is on a mac), so I don't know what they're really sending. Some people are seeing 6.1, but I think that depends on how individual tuners deal with virtual number conflicts. 4.1 is used by the first local DT station in the market, CBOT-DT (RF25).

I wouldn't put it in the database as 4.1, unless you don't mind switching it back to 6.1 (hopefully) in a few days when they fix it.

Any idea when the coverage plots will be ready for CIVO, CHRO, and CHCH?

Emarsee 17-Aug-2011 3:39 AM

A whole plethora of stations made the switch yesterday.

CHCH-DT is now broadcasting on its post transitional channel, 11.
CICO-DT-9 Thunder Bay, CICO-DT-18 London, CICO-DT-24 Ottawa and CICO-DT-28 Kitchener have also launched.

The CRTC has also allowed 22 CBC stations to stay in analog past the transition:

TOTVBuff 25-Aug-2011 12:12 AM

CHCH Hamilton switched off its analog signal and went to 11.1 digital. According to Wiki they reduced transmitting power from 60kW to 6 kW

Emarsee 27-Aug-2011 4:10 PM

The following station are now broadcasting in digital:
CJEO-DT Edmonton
CKES-DT Edmonton
CFCM-DT Quebec City
CKAL-DT-1 Lethbridge

The following stations are now broadcasting exclusively in digital:
CKMI-DT-1 Montreal
CIHF-DT-3 Moncton
CIHF-DT-14 Charlottetown
CICO-DT-32 Windsor
CICO-DT-59 Chatham
CICA-DT Toronto
CICO-DT-53 Belleville
CICO-DT-92 Cloyne
CJIL-DT Lethbridge
CHCH-DT-2 London
CITV-DT Edmonton
CIII-DT-7 Midland
CIII-DT-41 Toronto (both 65 and 41 are running)

ve2dc 28-Aug-2011 10:47 PM

CBMT DT in Montreal moved from 20 (6.1) to 21 (6.1) where I believe it will stay.

tvlurker 29-Aug-2011 3:27 AM


Originally Posted by tvlurker (Post 10538)
We're assuming they made a mistake, and that they'll hopefully fix it soon.

I forgot to follow up earlier -- Global fixed the virtual channel number issue within a day or so, but a complete rescan was required, so I didn't see it right away. Most of Global's other PSIP issues have been cleared up. There reamins the issue of the clock running 15 seconds slow over the air, although it is set correctly at Master Control. This also affects at least three other stations in the market.

jjcb 3-Sep-2011 11:07 PM

Ottawa/Gatineau digital transmitters
I've been monitoring the 1st Sept. transition for all 14 local transmitters (there were 15 until Sun TV went off the air here last days of August).
All but one, French language station Canal V, are now transmitting digital only. Those who had not gone digital by midnight on 31 Aug. turned to snow in the first minutes of Sept. I notice that the CHCH relay transmitter here (channel 11) is only in 480i, but it's still digital. The 12 others are beaming a 1080i signal. Can anyone tell me why the black sheep (Canal V) is not conforming to CRTC regs?

redone 4-Sep-2011 3:46 AM

CBET in windsor is digital
CBET Windsor Canada is broadcasting digital on RF channel 9 (9-1)

canant 4-Sep-2011 5:51 AM

The digital transition to the Vancouver/Victoria, BC area is complete:

The following channels are on-air in digital:

43 CBUT-DT (2.1) [CBC]
49 CHEK-DT (6.1) [Ind]
22 CHAN-DT (8.1) [Global]
33 CKVU-DT (10.1) [City]
17 CIVI-DT-2 (17.1) [CTV 2]
26 CBUFT-DT (26.1) [SRC]
32 CIVT-DT (23.1) [CTV]
20 CHMT-DT (42.1) [Omni]
47 CHNU-DT (66.1) [Ind]
21 CHNU-DT-1 (21.1) [Ind]
23 CIVI-DT (?.1) [CTV 2]
27 CKVU-DT-2 (?.1) [City]
29 CHNM-DT-1 (29.1) [Omni]

The following analog transmitters have shut down:
17 CIVI-TV-2
21 CHNU-TV-1
29 CHNM-TV-1

Note: 6 CHEK-TV (analog) was supposed to shut down and did initially on August 31, 2011, but has come back on-air temporarily.

yvesb 4-Sep-2011 2:05 PM

OTA transmitting changes in Montréal region
Missing infoAnalog transmitters shut down
CBFT channel 2
CBMT channel 6
CFTM channel 10
CFCF channel 12
CIVM channel l7
CFJP channel 35
CKMI channel 46
CJNT channel 62

Digital channels:
CBFT-DT virt:2,1 real:19 network name:SRC
CBMT-DT virt:6.1 real 21 netwok name:CBC
CFTM-DT,virt:10.1 real:10 network name: TVA
CFCF-DT,virt:12.1 real:12 network name: CFCF
CIVM-DT, virt:17.1 real:26 network name: T.Q.
CFJP-DT, virt:35.1 real:35 network name: V
CKMI-DT virt: 15.1 real:15 network name: Global MTL
CJNT-DT virt: 62.1 real:49 network name: 14 metro

redone 4-Sep-2011 5:42 PM

Windsor Updates
CBEFT-TV-35 has switched from channel 54 to channel 35 (analog)

Channel 32 CICO-DT-32 (32-1) (digital)

channel 9 CBET-DT-9 (9-1) (digital)

Lazybones 6-Sep-2011 8:39 PM

I see some links to Wikipida for some specific sites, however it looks like they have a very up to date and accurate table of there own

draftdodger 8-Sep-2011 1:26 AM

CBET in Windsor

I haven't been able to pick up CBET Windsor since the transition. I've been rescanning twice a day. The channel display reads 9-1 but I see only a snowy screen in b/w. It behaves as though it's not broadcasting. I'm near Ann Arbor, MI on high ground. When the conditions are favorable I receive Global ch 22-1 and occasionally some Cleveland area stations. Regularly received stations are most of Detroit, most of Toledo, CBS Lansing, PBS Flint and TVO Windsor. Has anybody got an idea why I'm not receiving CBET? Any info/tips will be greatly appreciated. I'm very grateful to be receiving TVO!

draftdodger 8-Sep-2011 4:58 AM

CBET Windsor 9.1
NOW I'm receiving CBET 9.1 from Windsor. I don't know what I did or why it took so long, and it was before anybody gave any suggestions. I hope those in its viewing range are receiving it as well as I am. Take care.

TOTVBuff 16-Sep-2011 3:28 AM

CBC has turned off its analog signals in Toronto. CBLFT is now broadcasting on 25.1 and CBLT remains on 20.1 virtual channel 5.

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