Digital over-the-air television

The Government of Canada and the CRTC mandated that over-the-air television transmission switch from analogue to digital in many parts of Canada on August 31, 2011.

If you are one of the 95% of Canadians who subscribe to cable or satellite to watch TV, the switch to digital over-the-air transmission does not affect you.

The switch to digital affects only television viewers who receive their TV signals using an outdoor antenna or "rabbit ears". If you're one of those viewers, you need either a digital converter box or a television with a built-in digital tuner in order to continue watching over-the-air television. Alternatively you may want to consider receiving your TV services from a cable, satellite or other service provider.

NOTICE: CBC/Radio-Canada will be decommissioning its over-the-air analogue television transmission network on July 31, 2012. Click here for more info.

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