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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.

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