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; Feb 17th, 2017 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
+1
#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)
 
tay
#9
For OTA people........


Although it will continue to appear on your TV as Channel 4.1, when WIVB moves off its current frequency, (which at this point is actually channel 39) anyone who pulls it in off the air will have to rescan to continue to receive it. No one’s sure yet exactly when the change will happen but it’s likely to be late this year or early next, according to The Buffalo News. (external - login to view)


According to

https://www.rabbitears.info/repackmap.php (external - login to view)

These channels will have new homes:

7 CKNY Huntsville
8 CFTO Toronto
9 CKVR Barrie
9 WHAM Rochester
11 Global Bancroft
11 Global Muskoka
13 CKWS Kingston
14 CITS Burlington
16 WNYO Buffalo
16 CITY-2 Woodstock
17 Global Toronto
18 OMNI1 Toronto
21 WROC Rochester
22 TVO Belleville
22 WXXI Rochester
23 Global Paris
24 WPXJ Batavia
26 OMNI2 Toronto
28 CHCH Muskoka
29 Global Durham [CHEX2] Oshawa
29 CKVP Fonthill
30 CITY Toronto
31 WNED Buffalo
34 WKBW Buffalo
36 WUTV Buffalo
 
Johnnny
#10
Wtf is TVO?
 
Curious Cdn
#11
Quote: Originally Posted by JohnnnyView Post

Wtf is TVO?

Channel 19!
 
darkbeaver
#12
I have detoxed from TV a long time ago, hour after hour of popcult, I decided to undergo a green remedy, it worked, sort of

I believe I was triggered by repeats of MASH while warming the car up for backshift at the factory

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

I think that's a good idea.
 
Curious Cdn
#13
TVO has intelligent programming.


That's why they're struggling.
 
Johnnny
#14
Quote: Originally Posted by Curious CdnView Post

Channel 19!

TV is something i watch at the bar or when im at a hotel :P
 
Jinentonix
+2
#15  Top Rated Post
Quote: Originally Posted by JohnnnyView Post

Wtf is TVO?

It's TV Ontario. It has a range of informational and education programs for kids and adults. It actually has some pretty good programs on it, as long as you're not part of the Jerry Springer demographic that is.
 
spaminator
#16
I wish all channels were available ota. can an indoor antenna be used to get the ota channels?
 
tay
#17
Quote: Originally Posted by spaminatorView Post

I wish all channels were available ota. can an indoor antenna be used to get the ota channels?


An indoor antenna (rabbit ears) will work but it depends on how close you live to a transmitter. If you were in TO and in direct line of the CN tower you could do 20 channels but the outdoor antennas as I outlined above are best and almost cost free compared to a monthly cable or high consumption internet feed.

Even if you live in a condo or apartment you can buy antennas that hook onto a balcony or put it on a table facing the right direction. Of course that all depends on which direction you would be facing plus blocking from other higher buildings etc., as to what kind of reception you could get........
 

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