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  1. #1
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    ICI / CFHD-DT Montreal launchpad

    Since last night, UHF 47 (47.1) is broadcasting a simple test video (day to night fast-forward video of the city) in preparation of the launch of International Channel/Canal International (ICI), Montreal's new ethnic station.

    See the screenshot here : http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=393458567442780

    They're using the same antenna used by Bell for CFCF's pre-transition on UHF 51 between january and september 2011, nearby the police station on the Mont-Royal.

    Apparently, those who live in the west-island get a better signal than CJNT-DT (City), while those in the east (St-Hubert, Granby) get a better signal from CJNT.
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    The UHF 47 signal was shut down last friday, sept 6th, probably to save power. A promotional video loop should be running soon before the still unknown launch date.

    ICI launched a website : http://icitelevision.ca

    So far, they revealed their upcoming position on Videotron (16/616) and Bell Fibe (216/1216). More to come.
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    Signal came back since November 26th.

    Official launch date was announced today : December 11

    More infos : http://blog.fagstein.com/2013/12/02/...unches-dec-11/
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    When CFHD-DT signal came back online last december, they were using MPEG-1 audio instead of AC3, resulting in some TV sets not able to decode the audio.

    Problem was looked after, and sometime before xmas, a flip was switched, but it had a reverse effet : some TV sets that were able to decode MPEG-1 audio now have no audio at all !

    That is the case with my LG TV right now, no audio. The Sony TV in the other room works well. The audio problem doesn't affect Illico subscribers.
    "It's not a rerun if you haven't watched it yet." (© 2010 by TVViewer)
    "Ne jamais s'obstiner avec un épais. Il va vous abaisser à son niveau et vous battre avec l'expérience."

 

 

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