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Due to unforeseen technical difficulties, the CBC Television transmitter serving the Yellowknife region will NOT change to digital on August 31, 2011, as originally scheduled.
This means that if you are using rabbit ears today, you can continue to do so until further notice.
As planned, outside of the Yellowknife area, over-the-air service will also continue as is throughout the Northwest Territories, the Yukon, and Nunavut.
For more details, call us toll free at 1-866-306-4636.
I live in Yellowknife. Do I receive a digital signal over the air?
Yes, eventually. However, due to unforeseen technical difficulties, the CBC Television transmitter serving the Yellowknife region will NOT change to digital on August 31, 2011, as originally scheduled. The installation of the new DTV transmitter is expected to be completed around December 2011.
(Visit the Canadian Heritage website to determine what to do to prepare your television set for the eventual change.)
In the meantime, CBC Television will continue to broadcast an analogue signal. This means that if you are using rabbit ears today, you can continue to do so without making any changes to your television set-up.
I watch CBC Yellowknife (CFYK-TV), but I live outside the city. Will I receive a digital signal over the air (once it’s available)?
If you live in or around Yellowknife, there are two possibilities:
- You receive your signal today not from our tower in Yellowknife, but rather from a CFYK-TV re-transmitter located near you. If this is the case, you will continue to receive the same CBC Television analogue signal that you get today - CBC Television is committed to continue broadcasting in analogue for as long as it can keep the technology going.
- You live close enough to the city to be served today by our CFYK-TV analogue transmitter located in Yellowknife. If this is the case, there is an unlikely chance that you may not get the new digital signal when it eventually goes up. That’s because digital signals do not travel as far as analogue ones do.
If you live outside of the Yellowknife area, over-the-air service will also continue as is throughout the Northwest Territories, the Yukon, and Nunavut.
Find your location on our over-the-air coverage maps to determine out if you are covered, and by what transmitter.
What do I need to do to prepare for the eventual switch to DTV?
If you use an antenna to watch TV (either with “rabbit ears” on top of your set or with an antenna outside) you may need to purchase and install a digital converter box to be able to receive our new digital signal. Alternatively, you may want to consider receiving your TV services from a cable, satellite or other service provider.
If you subscribe to cable or satellite to watch TV, you are not affected by this change.
Visit the Canadian Heritage website to determine what to do to prepare your television set for the change.
What should I know about digital over-the-air television?
Digital television (DTV) is a new technology for the broadcasting of television signals. DTV signals are delivered to your television set in a stream of bits, whereas analog signals are transmitted by continuously varying radio waves. Compared to analog broadcasting, transmitting digital television signals is more effective and provides sharper picture, improved sound, and additional features to television viewers.