TVO dropping OTA outside Toronto


tay
#1
It's TVO, not TV Toronto...........


If you're on an antenna and in range, you'll be fine. But live in London, Ottawa, Windsor or elsewhere without cable or satellite and you're SOL for TVO starting at the end of July.

TVO dropping over-the-air transmission outside Toronto
 
Danbones
#2
maybe if I adjust my buggy whip...
 
tay
#3
Quote: Originally Posted by DanbonesView Post

maybe if I adjust my buggy whip...

I have OTA. It's free.

They listened to the petition......

TVO’s 8 over-the-air transmitters will continue to send signals

TVO (external - login to view)


If you don't want to pay cable check this out


https://www.tvfool.com/index.php?opt...pper&Itemid=29 (external - login to view)


Here's what I'm getting (analog first):

AnalogTV

2 CIII-TV2 Bancroft Global (HD8200 snowy)
2 CKCO-TV2 Wiarton CTV (HD8200 good
4 CIII-TV4 Owen Sound Global (HD8200 ok)
9 CBLT-2 Huntsville CBC (HD8200 very good)
11 CKNY-TV11 Huntsville CTV (HD8200 very good)
12 CHEX-TV Peterborough CBC (HD8200 good)
13 CICA-TV Huntsville TVO (HD8200 )
18 CICOTV74 Peterborough TVO (very good)
20 CBLN-TV5 Wiarton CBC (very good)
21 CFTO-TV21 Orillia CTV (very good)
22 CHEX-TV2 Oshawa CBC (ok)
27 CIII-TV27 Peterborough Global (very good)
34 CBLFT-TV13 Penetranguishene CBC-French (very good)
44 CBLFT-TV12 Peterborough CBC-French (very good)
45 CBLN-TV4 Wingham CBC (very good)
51 CICA-TV51 Penetanguishene TVO (very good)

Digital TV

2-1 WGRZ-HD Buffalo NBC
2-2 WGRZ-AT Buffalo Antenna TV
3-1 CKVR-HD Barrie CTV2
4-1 WIVB-HD Buffalo CBS
5-1 CBLT-DT Toronto CBC
7-1 WKBW-HD Buffalo ABC
7-1 CIII-1 Midland Global (HD8200)
9-1 CFTO-DT Toronto CTV (HD8200)
17-1 WNED-HD Buffalo PBS
17-2 WNED-SD Buffalo PBS
17-3 WNED-TH Buffalo Treehouse
19-1 CICA-DT Toronto TVO
23-1 WNLO-HD Buffalo CW
25-1 CBLFT-DT Toronto CBC-French
26-1 WNYB-SD Buffalo TCT-Religious
26-2 WNYB-HD Buffalo TCT
26-3 WNYB-SD2 Buffalo TCT Family
26-4 WNYB-SD3 Buffalo TCT La Fuente Sapnish
29-1 WUTV-HD Buffalo Fox
29-2 WUTV-SD Buffalo TCN Country Music
35-1 CFTO-54 Peterborough CTV
36-1 CITS-HD Hamilton Crossroads Religious
41-1 CIII-HD Toronto Global
41-2 CIII-SD Toronto Global
47-1 CFMT-DT Toronto Omni
49-1 WNYO-HD Buffalo MyTV
49-2 WNYO Buffalo CoolTV Jazz
57-1 CITY-TV Toronto CITY
67-1 CHCHTV3 Muskoka CHCH Hamilton
Last edited by tay; 4 weeks ago at 05:46 PM..
 
Curious Cdn
#4
Quote: Originally Posted by tayView Post

It's TVO, not TV Toronto...........


If you're on an antenna and in range, you'll be fine. But live in London, Ottawa, Windsor or elsewhere without cable or satellite and you're SOL for TVO starting at the end of July.

TVO dropping over-the-air transmission outside Toronto

If you have an internet connection, you can stream them and cast it to your TV. You don't need cable to watch TV, anymore just a moderately fast connection.
 
tay
#5
I have basic internet (cheapest) so streaming would require a more costly plan which I don't want to pay for.


I actually don't watch a lot of TV so it's not a big deal to me.........
 
IdRatherBeSkiing
#6
2 questions.

1. People still get their TV OTA?
2. People watch TVO?
 
tay
#7
Quote: Originally Posted by IdRatherBeSkiingView Post

2 questions.

1. People still get their TV OTA?
2. People watch TVO?

1. I had cable at one time many, many years ago but it's pretty mindless stuff for the most part and not worth the money. Why would you pay for 70 channels when you only watch a few?

I was actually in a hospital waiting room recently and they had a big TV with the TLC channel. Brutal stuff indeed. After about 2 hours I asked at the nurses desk if they could either change the channel or mute it or turn it off. It was a non stop fat people show. They asked me what channel and I said CBC national I suppose would be neutral and mute it. We can read it. And they did. And no one complained.

2. A lot of people do and it's for the variety of documentaries. But if you are into the mindless fluff you wouldn't be interested....


Documentaries | TVO.org (external - login to view)

Africa and Britain: A Forgotten History | TVO.org (external - login to view)

Apocalypse: World War I | TVO.org (external - login to view)

A Desert Between Us and Them | TVO.org (external - login to view)

Programs | TVO.org (external - login to view)
 
tay
#8
Quote: Originally Posted by DanbonesView Post

maybe if I adjust my buggy whip...

Actually it's the 'real' cutting the cable/cord.

I was just on Robbers website and I see the 'skinny' starts at 25 a month plus 12 for the HD box. And you can pay all the way up to $100 a month for a lot of repeat channels on a big package.

I see their Internet goes from 25 to 150 a month, plus taxes. I'm on an old plan and pay $36 a month plus taxes.

My OTA cost was around $250.00 with an amplifier and there are no monthly fees or taxes. I installed it myself and put it on the side of my garage six feet above the roofline. Spent about an hour lining it up (pointing in the ultimate direction).

If I was inclined to stream off of the internet I would need to have the $150.00 a month package (plus taxes) which to me, defeats the concept of cutting the cord, if the original idea was to save money.


Winegard Flatwave Air HD Antenna





Winegard Flatwave Air UHF VHF Amplified HD TV Antenna for over the air, OTA HDTV Antennas, for digital off air OTA ATSC Antenna (external - login to view)
 

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