I live in Lloydminster. Will I receive a digital signal over the air?
As CBC/Radio-Canada announced last August, the Corporation is putting up digital transmitters everywhere it operates a TV station, for a total of 27 transmitters across the country. It will also continue to broadcast in analogue everywhere it is permitted to.
Radio-Canada does not have a television station in Lloydminster. There will, therefore, not be a digital over-the-air signal available in your market.
What will happen to the analogue signal I’m currently receiving?
Regulation requires us to shut down our analogue signal in Lloydminster on August 31, 2011.
Lloydminster has been identified by the CRTC as a “mandatory market” – a place where broadcasters must convert to digital in order to continue broadcasting over-the-air. Radio-Canada will not be installing a digital transmitter in Lloydminster given that it does not have a station there.
As a result of the obligation to shut down our analogue signal, the unfortunate situation facing over-the-air viewers in Lloydminster is that they will need a satellite or cable subscription in order to continue receiving Télévision de Radio-Canada starting September 1, 2011.
Click here to learn more about CBC/Radio-Canada’s DTV transition plan.
My Télévision de Radio-Canada signal is from Lloydminster, but I live outside the city. What will happen to me?
CBC/Radio-Canada will continue broadcasting in analogue everywhere it is permitted to under CRTC regulation. If you receive your signal from a re-transmitter located outside of Lloydminster, you will continue to receive the same analogue service that you receive today beyond August 31, 2011. You do not need to change anything in anticipation of the switch.
Click here to find your location on our over-the-air coverage maps to learn about service in your area.
What do I need to do to prepare for the switch?
If you subscribe to cable or satellite to watch TV, you will not be affected by this change.
If you live in Lloydminster and use an antenna to watch TV (either “rabbit ears” on top of your set or an exterior antenna), you will need to subscribe to a cable or satellite service in order to continue receiving Télévision de Radio-Canada.
If, however, you live outside Lloydminster and use an antenna to watch TV, you will continue to receive the same analogue service that you get today beyond August 31, 2011. You do not need to change anything in anticipation of the switch in order to continue receiving the Télévision de Radio-Canada signal.