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CKCO-3 Channel 42 Off the Air?

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CKCO-3 Channel 42 Off the Air?

Post by Gerald1981! » Tue May 07, 2019 4:34 pm

Did Bell Media permanently shut down this station completely?



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Re: CKCO-3 Channel 42 Off the Air?

Post by Deleted User 14992 » Tue May 07, 2019 6:34 pm

I thought it was staying on.



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Re: CKCO-3 Channel 42 Off the Air?

Post by RingtailedFox » Tue May 07, 2019 7:49 pm

no, bell decided they wanted to shut off their two biggest analog transmitters, CKCO-TV-3 and CJOH-TV-6 in Deseronto... no surprise there. I think bell and shaw dream of turning CTV and Global into general-entertainment cable channels (and will eventuallhy pressure the CRTC to allow for such a category), so they can shutter their transmitters and go cable-only.


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Re: CKCO-3 Channel 42 Off the Air?

Post by Some Guy from Toledo » Wed May 08, 2019 3:20 am

RingtailedFox wrote:
Tue May 07, 2019 7:49 pm
no, bell decided they wanted to shut off their two biggest analog transmitters, CKCO-TV-3 and CJOH-TV-6 in Deseronto... no surprise there. I think bell and shaw dream of turning CTV and Global into general-entertainment cable channels (and will eventuallhy pressure the CRTC to allow for such a category), so they can shutter their transmitters and go cable-only.
Well that sucks.



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Re: CKCO-3 Channel 42 Off the Air?

Post by Gerald1981! » Thu May 09, 2019 8:51 pm

What RF Channel CKCO-3 is moving to? Or is it going off the air for good?



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Re: CKCO-3 Channel 42 Off the Air?

Post by RingtailedFox » Thu May 09, 2019 11:33 pm

It *WAS* allocated UHF 26 if it were to convert to digital operations, but now it's going to be signing off for good.


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Re: CKCO-3 Channel 42 Off the Air?

Post by Gerald1981! » Fri May 10, 2019 7:45 am

When will CKCO-3 sign off for good?



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Re: CKCO-3 Channel 42 Off the Air?

Post by mtburb » Fri May 10, 2019 5:05 pm

RingtailedFox wrote:
Tue May 07, 2019 7:49 pm
I think bell and shaw dream of turning CTV and Global into general-entertainment cable channels (and will eventuallhy pressure the CRTC to allow for such a category), so they can shutter their transmitters and go cable-only.
Reminds me of exactly what CBS and Fox threatened to do if they lost the Aereo lawsuit a few years back, go cable-only.


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Re: CKCO-3 Channel 42 Off the Air?

Post by Deleted User 14992 » Fri May 10, 2019 5:27 pm

As time goes on there will be less over-the-air television stations especially with this whole conversion to ATSC 3.0, The cost is phenomenal and television stations don’t have the money to convert, So as time passes it will be more internet television it’s cheaper in the long run for the broadcasters and some over-the-air stations will remain ATSC 1.0.



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Re: CKCO-3 Channel 42 Off the Air?

Post by rugratsonline » Sat May 11, 2019 9:28 pm

I would imagine CFPL and CHWI flipping from CTV2 to the main CTV network, but then, their broadcasting plans were always too nearsighted. Even the CRTC is still hemming and hawing on the use of subchannels.

As for CJOH's Deseronto transmitter, no big loss, as the region already gets CTV programming from CKWS or CHEX, both having flipped from CBC a couple of years back.



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Re: CKCO-3 Channel 42 Off the Air?

Post by RingtailedFox » Sun May 12, 2019 1:48 pm

I'm not sure sure CFPL would, or even COULD flip, since there's significant overlap with Kitchener's CKCO. Both stations' signals cover the other's city decently well....


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Re: CKCO-3 Channel 42 Off the Air?

Post by Gerald1981! » Sun May 12, 2019 8:22 pm

Should CKCO-3 flip to UHF 30 for its digital signal with virtual channel 42.1?



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Re: CKCO-3 Channel 42 Off the Air?

Post by innate-in-you » Mon May 13, 2019 12:35 am

Gerald1981! wrote:
Sun May 12, 2019 8:22 pm
Should CKCO-3 flip to UHF 30 for its digital signal with virtual channel 42.1?
From an ethical perspective, CKCO-3 should convert to DTV, but they won't. They're owned by Bell Media, the owner of Canada's cable and satellite TV providers.

With OTA television out of the way (except in areas with US signals available, such as Windsor and Niagara Falls), they will soon be able to charge whatever they want for access to television, likely CN$200/month, perhaps even CN$300.



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Re: CKCO-3 Channel 42 Off the Air?

Post by rugratsonline » Tue May 14, 2019 11:28 pm

innate-in-you wrote:
Mon May 13, 2019 12:35 am
Gerald1981! wrote:
Sun May 12, 2019 8:22 pm
Should CKCO-3 flip to UHF 30 for its digital signal with virtual channel 42.1?
From an ethical perspective, CKCO-3 should convert to DTV, but they won't. They're owned by Bell Media, the owner of Canada's cable and satellite TV providers.

With OTA television out of the way (except in areas with US signals available, such as Windsor and Niagara Falls), they will soon be able to charge whatever they want for access to television, likely CN$200/month, perhaps even CN$300.
Wanna bet that Bell will try to bribe stations in Detroit and Buffalo to go cable only as well? No doubt that would cause Comcast to lick their chops.



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Re: CKCO-3 Channel 42 Off the Air?

Post by mtburb » Wed May 15, 2019 8:29 pm

rugratsonline wrote:
Tue May 14, 2019 11:28 pm
innate-in-you wrote:
Mon May 13, 2019 12:35 am
Gerald1981! wrote:
Sun May 12, 2019 8:22 pm
Should CKCO-3 flip to UHF 30 for its digital signal with virtual channel 42.1?
From an ethical perspective, CKCO-3 should convert to DTV, but they won't. They're owned by Bell Media, the owner of Canada's cable and satellite TV providers.

With OTA television out of the way (except in areas with US signals available, such as Windsor and Niagara Falls), they will soon be able to charge whatever they want for access to television, likely CN$200/month, perhaps even CN$300.
Wanna bet that Bell will try to bribe stations in Detroit and Buffalo to go cable only as well? No doubt that would cause Comcast to lick their chops.
I doubt that will ever happen, this will no doubt cause an uproar among everyone, including the US networks.


My furthest DTV tropo: KDKA Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania at 202 miles for three days in January 2017 and a night in September 2017 with only an Antennas Direct C2V!

Current setup: Antennas Direct C2Max (2018-present)

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