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  1. #1
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    CBC requests another year to complete DTV conversion

    2011-2012 DIGITAL TRANSITION PLAN



    CBC/Radio-Canada will be installing digital transmitters in all of the markets in
    which it produces original television programming, for a total of 27 transmitters. Fifteen of the 27 transmitters will be operational by August 2011, with the remaining twelve to be operational by or before August 2012.

    Digital transmitters will be located in the following markets: By August 31, 2011
    (*) Already in operation

    CBC (6)
    Toronto *
    Montreal *
    Ottawa *
    Vancouver *
    Calgary
    Edmonton

    Radio-Canada (9)
    Toronto *
    Montreal *
    Ottawa *
    Quebec City *
    Rimouski
    Trois-Rivières
    Sherbrooke
    Chicoutimi
    Moncton

    Digital transmitters will be located in the following markets: By August 31, 2012

    CBC (8)
    Yellowknife
    Regina
    Winnipeg
    Windsor
    Saint-John/Fredericton
    Charlottetown
    Halifax
    St. John’s

    Radio-Canada (4)
    Vancouver
    Edmonton
    Regina
    Winnipeg

    The Corporation will continue to offer analogue service beyond the August 31, 2011 shut-off date established by government in all markets not identified by the CRTC as mandatory for digital transmission. It has also filed a request to the CRTC to allow a temporary extension of analogue service in those markets not slated for transition until after the August 2011 deadline under the Corporation’s plan.

    http://www.cbc.radio-canada.ca/newsr...f/dtv_plan.pdf

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    I don't understand why they don't at least upgrade the Windsor transmitter sooner. I would wager a guess that the majority of people in that market are digital ready due to all the Detroit stations being available only in digital.

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    Also why are there more SRC stations digital? The English speaking population of Canada is way bigger...

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    Perhaps, it's because all the transmitters,
    except Toronto, are situated close together.

    CBC transmitters are in 6 time zones.

    When the population is that concentrated,
    it is easier to provide newer services such as
    DTV or high-speed internet or high-speed rail.

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    Only 6 CBC stations will be digital by the deadline?

    The PSA's were already going to be confusing enough with the non-mandatory markets still broadcasting in analog, now CBC is going to try and keep broadcasting in analog in most of the mandatory markets as well?

    If the CRTC doesn't give them their extension that's a lot of markets where CBC wont be available over the air. Pretty ironic since out of all the television stations out there CBC should be the one most committed to broadcasting OTA, because every Canadian has to pay for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TVViewer View Post
    The PSA's were already going to be confusing enough with the non-mandatory markets still broadcasting in analog, now CBC is going to try and keep broadcasting in analog in most of the mandatory markets as well?
    So there is a PSA planing to come out? Last I hear none of the stations where willing to spend on advertisements to announce analog shutoff.

    Quote Originally Posted by TVViewer View Post
    If the CRTC doesn't give them their extension that's a lot of markets where CBC wont be available over the air. Pretty ironic since out of all the television stations out there CBC should be the one most committed to broadcasting OTA, because every Canadian has to pay for it.
    I know these two haven't been on the best of terms since the CRTC said they wouldn't grant NFV for the CBC stations. But if the CBC won't get approval from the CRTC, I bet they'll be going straight to Government to get approval.

    As for the CRTC; they want to start selling the VHF spectrum once the OTA stations leave the analog side. Both radio and mobile providers are watering their mouths over that spectrum.
    "And Now for Something Completely Different..." - John Cleese (Monty Python).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mayhem View Post
    So there is a PSA planing to come out? Last I hear none of the stations where willing to spend on advertisements to announce analog shutoff.
    PSA's are coming.

 

 

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