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the announcement was on the 6pm newscast last night (Wednesday 17 August 2005)
I just checked with engineering at CTV - and it's a "low power, channel 32" transmitter. I'm going to double check that information when the head of engineering releases more official information.
I work in production (audio, studio camera, lighting) at CTV and I was a bit surprised we weren't making a bigger deal about it, however, being a home theatre nut, I think it's more a relection on me than it is on my employer.
As I find out more info, including the possibility of "suggested or recommended" OTA tuners and antennas I'll let you know.
In house, we have a bunch of HDTV sets at reception, master control, etc. and they are mostly being fed by a variety of tuners. I'll try to track down which set is being 'driven' by an OTA tuner, if any.
Exciting times, now I wonder how long it will take Shaw to add CTV's feed to their HD lineup. Eventually we will be upgrading our digital studio cameras to HD, but I don't know the timeline on that.
Just so I'm clear for those that don't know. CTV's studios are located in the old main-library building downtown, at the corner of Robson and Burrard. It's channel 9 on cable, with transmitters are located on Seymour mountain. CTV was one of the first fully-digital bitstream stations in Canada. And yes, it's a pleasure working here with state of the art equipment, production-wise.
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