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CFTV-DT
Channels
BrandingCFTV-DT 34: Community Focus Television
CFTV 34 Action News
Programming
Subchannelssee § Subchannels
AffiliationsIndependent/Community
Ownership
OwnerSouthshore Broadcasting
History
FoundedDecember 29, 2005
Former call signs
CFTV-TV (2005–2012)
Former channel number(s)
  • Analogue: 34 (UHF, 2005–2012)
  • Digital: 34 (UHF, 2012–2020)
Call sign meaning
Community Focused Television
Technical information
Licensing authority
CRTC
ERP0.584 kW
HAAT63 m (207 ft)
Transmitter coordinates42°5′38″N 82°43′48″W / 42.09389°N 82.73000°W / 42.09389; -82.73000
Links
Websitewww.cftvdt.com

CFTV-DT (channel 34) is a low-power community television station in Leamington, Ontario, Canada. The station is owned by a local non-profit consortium known as Southshore Broadcasting. CFTV-DT's transmitter is located on South Talbot Road in Cottam, Ontario.

CFTV-DT's signal reaches as far as Harrow, Tilbury, and the village of South Woodslee in the town of Lakeshore. The station is available in the Leamington area on Cogeco digital cable channel 100 and Gosfield North IPTV channel 34, and nationwide on Bell Satellite TV channel 586. Currently, viewers in Windsor are unable to view the station as the over-the-air signal is too weak to be received in the city nor is the station available on cable.

History

The station was licensed by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) in 2003.[1] On March 8, 2006, the Windsor Star stated that CFTV would begin regular transmissions on March 9, 2006, at 6:00 p.m. In the March 17, 2006 edition of the Windsor Star, it was confirmed that Leamington Municipal Council had allocated $12,000 per year to broadcast council meetings on the station.

CFTV's logo (2011–2012), it was edited slightly when it was moved to Cable Channel 100

Digital television

In replies to questions asked via email, the CRTC has stated that CFTV is not required to convert to digital, because it is a low-powered station fairly far from Windsor–Detroit, and thus, has not received a digital assignment and was not required to flash-cut on its current channel to digital operations on August 31, 2011.

On August 17, 2012, the CRTC approved the station's request to begin broadcasting in digital on its current channel, 34. In addition, the station has also received permission to carry four subchannels, making it the first station in Canada to launch original content on its multiplex channels.[2][3]

Subchannels

CFTV-DT's subchannels
Channel Format Aspect Label Programming
34.1 480i 4:3 CFTV-DT1 Independent/Community
34.2 CFTV-DT2 French independent (6 a.m.–6 p.m.)/Spanish independent (6 p.m.–6 a.m.)
34.3 CFTV-DT3 Caldwell/Kettle Point/Stoney Point First Nation and special needs/described video programming
34.4 CFTV-DT4 Leamington and Essex County council meetings/Local news

References

  1. ^ CRTC Decision 2003-581
  2. ^ "ARCHIVED - CFTV-TV Leamington - Licence amendment". 17 August 2012.
  3. ^ "tritown-leamingtonpostaug30 - 0033". Archived from the original on 2016-03-04.