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CHCH-DT, virtual channel 11 (UHF digital channel 15), is an independent television station licensed to Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. The station is owned by Channel Zero. CHCH's studios are located near the corner of Jackson and Caroline Streets in downtown Hamilton, with additional offices at the Marriott on the Falls in Niagara Falls, Ontario. Its transmitter is located at 481 First Road West in Stoney Creek. On cable, the station is available on Cogeco
Cable channel 12 in Hamilton and Niagara Region, and channel 10 in Halton Region, and Rogers Cable
Rogers Cable
channels 11 and 121 in the Greater Toronto
Area. There is also a high definition feed on Cogeco
digital channel 707 in Hamilton, Halton and Niagara, and Rogers Cable
Rogers Cable
digital channel 521 in the Greater Toronto
Area, and on Shaw Direct
Shaw Direct
classic lineup channel 36 and advanced lineup channel 536. On satellite, the station is available nationwide on Shaw Direct
Shaw Direct
classic lineup channel 345 and advanced lineup channel 41, and on Bell TV
Bell TV
on channels 211 (standard definition) and 1057 (high definition). CHCH also streams all of its local programming and a limited amount of syndicated programming live on the Internet, with no provider or geographic restrictions. Prior to 2009, it was the flagship station for the E! programming service.


1 History

1.1 CBC affiliation 1.2 Independent station 1.3 Possible flagship of a third network 1.4 Superstation CHCH 1.5 ONtv era 1.6 Canwest ownership 1.7 Channel Zero ownership 1.8 2015 news department bankruptcy and aftermath

2 Programming

2.1 Current Programs

2.1.1 First-run 2.1.2 Re-runs

2.2 Former programs

3 News operation

3.1 Since 2008 3.2 Restructuring of the news operation 3.3 Affected on-air employees

4 Notable on-air staff

4.1 Notable on-air staff 4.2 Former on-air staff

5 Transmitters 6 Digital television
Digital television
and high definition

6.1 Digital channel 6.2 Analogue-to-digital conversion

7 References 8 External links 9 See also

History[edit] CBC affiliation[edit] The station signed on the air on June 7, 1954, operating as an affiliate of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
(CBC). Its studios at 163 Jackson Street West were previously used by CJSH-FM. After CJSH's shutdown, its studios were converted for CHCH.[2] It is the oldest privately owned television station in the Hamilton-Toronto area. At the time, all privately owned television stations in Canada were required to be CBC affiliates. CHCH-TV was founded by Ken Soble, a leader of Hamilton's urban renewal movement, and owner of radio station CHML
(900 AM).[3] Independent station[edit] In 1961, CHCH disaffiliated itself from the CBC and became an independent station. There were three reasons for disaffiliating from CBC: Hamilton is part of the Toronto
market, and Toronto-based CBLT already provided full network service to some of CHCH's viewing area; CBLT was about to increase its transmitter power and change frequencies (from VHF channel 9 to channel 6, and eventually channel 5), resulting in a near-100 percent overlap with CHCH; and the station's managers wanted to produce more local programming, instead of being forced to carry CBC programming.

CHCH-TV logo used from the 1960s to the late 1980s.

CHCH became the first (and for over a decade, the only) television station in Canada
not be affiliated with any network, as the other private stations (which signed on the air in 1960 or early 1961) that were not affiliated with the CBC had formed the CTV network in October 1961. Possible flagship of a third network[edit] In the mid-1960s, CHCH was the lead station in United Program Purchase, a consortium of Canadian television stations which began purchasing some programming rights separately from the CTV and CBC networks.[4] By 1966, UPP was attracting media coverage as the potential foundation for a third Canadian television network.[4] In the fall of that year, Soble's Niagara Television, the licensee of CHCH, put forward a proposal for a network to be branded as NTV.[5] In the original plan, CHCH would have served as the network's flagship station for the Greater Toronto
Area. However, the application faced numerous regulatory hurdles and delays, and its main financial backer, Power Corporation of Canada, backed out in 1969. By 1970, however, the network application was revived by former CHCH executive Al Bruner's new Global Communications corporation, with Niagara Television and CHCH no longer involved in the bid; the Global Television Network network launched in 1974 on the new CKGN-TV. Despite the station's lack of success in becoming a full-fledged network, it did become one of Canada's most prominent syndicators of non-network programming in the 1970s and 1980s, with many of its locally produced entertainment programs airing on television stations across Canada
and sometimes internationally. Superstation CHCH[edit] CHCH became a national superstation on January 1, 1982, when Cancom (now Shaw Broadcast Services) began carrying the station and three others (CHAN-TV Vancouver, CITV Edmonton, and TCTV, essentially a rebroadcaster of CFTM-TV Montreal) to cable television providers in remote regions of the country that otherwise only had access to the CBC.

Logo used in the early to late 1990s before the station's re-branding to ONtv.

ONtv era[edit]

CHCH-TV's logo as "ONtv", (1997–2001)[6]

In 1990, Western International Communications
Western International Communications
(WIC) purchased CHCH. Although the station had been available on cable television in many Ontario
markets for years, CHCH's broadcast signal coverage was expanded throughout Ontario
in 1997 with the launch of several rebroadcasters, in an effort to compete with the reach of Global's Ontario
station CIII (channel 6), and with the Baton Broadcast System, a group of mostly CTV-affiliated stations that served most of the province.[7] In turn, WIC rebranded the station as "ONtv" ("Ontario Television"), in line with the branding conventions of many of the company's other stations (such as CHAN-TV in Vancouver
(which was branded as "BCTV"), CITV-TV in Edmonton, Alberta
(which was branded as "ITV") and CHCA-TV
in Red Deer, Alberta
(which was branded as "RDTV")). Local news
Local news
programming shifted focus from the station's core market, the Hamilton area, toward Ontario
as a whole, in an attempt to challenge what was then a regional news service provided by Global. However, with Hamilton now being largely an afterthought, and other local stations (in Toronto
and elsewhere) already strong in the ratings, the shift was unsuccessful, and CHCH's ratings decreased. During the ONtv years, the station also aired WIC's nightly Canada Tonight newscast. Canwest ownership[edit] In 2000, Canwest purchased WIC's television assets. Since Global had already served the Hamilton area through flagship station CIII-TV's transmitter in Paris, Ontario, Canwest rebranded the station "CH" (or "CH Hamilton") on February 12, 2001 and launched the CH television system in September of that year. This move launched a secondary television system for Canwest's stations in medium-sized cities located near larger markets. Local news
Local news
coverage was revamped and refocused on the Hamilton/Halton/Niagara region.

The logo used for newscasts from 2007 to 2010; it was used as the de facto branding of the station from 2007 to 2009. This logo is usually still present on some CHCH vehicles. While no longer present on air (save for Terra @ Home promos), fellow ex-E! station CHEK and its Pattison-owmed City network affiliates (CFJC, CKPG and CHAT) still use this variation for newscasts/branding.

Logo used by CHCH from 2009 to 2010. It is essentially an altered version with "NEWS-MOVIES" on the bottom centre.

Despite the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission's (CRTC) television station ownership restrictions (one station per owner, per language in each market), Canwest was permitted to maintain CHCH's coverage of other markets throughout most of Ontario. However, it could not broadcast to Thunder Bay, Peterborough or Kingston because of opposition from local television stations. Some cable providers outside of Ontario
also continue to carry CHCH as a form of "superstation". Its over-the-air signal also easily covers Buffalo, New York
Buffalo, New York
and Erie, Pennsylvania
Erie, Pennsylvania
across the Canada–United States border. On June 7, 2004 at 8:00 p.m., CHCH-TV celebrated exactly 50 years on the air. At this time, the station aired a documentary profiling the station's history, entitled The First 50 Years: A Half Century of CH, which was hosted by Matt Hayes. It was announced that the CH brand would change starting in 2007; however, it remained in use until September 7, 2007 when Canwest rebranded CHCH's local programming from CH Hamilton to CHCH News following the relaunch of the national CH service as E! under a brand licensing agreement with the E! cable channel in the United States. CHCH's non-news schedule was rebranded on the same day as "E! Ontario". Channel Zero ownership[edit] On February 5, 2009, Canwest announced it would explore "strategic options", including the possible sale or closure, of CHCH and the company's other stations in the E! system, saying "a second conventional TV network is no longer key to the long-term success" of the company.[8] A grassroots group, fronted by Live @ 5:30 co-host Donna Skelly, surfaced with an intent to purchase CHCH from Canwest and return the station to its former local focus.[9][10] In March 2009 paperwork filed with the CRTC for a one-year renewal of CHCH's licence revealed that the station was projected to lose nearly $30 million during the station's 2010 fiscal year which began on September 1, 2009 – with projected revenues of just $41 million against costs of $69 million. John Douglas, a spokesperson for Canwest, said that CHCH, and its other stations in the E! group, were money losers during the last decade, coupled with the Canadian broadcasters' dependency on American programming for profits.[11] On June 30, 2009, Channel Zero announced that it would purchase CHCH and CJNT in Montreal
from Canwest in exchange for $12 in cash and the assumption of various station liabilities.[12][13] The CRTC approved the sale on August 28, 2009.[14][15] Channel Zero took control of the station's programming at 12:00 a.m. Eastern Time on the morning of August 31, beginning its tenure with a film from the 1980s. CHCH disaffiliated itself from E! (which shut down at the end of that day), and adopted a new programming format consisting of local newscasts throughout the day on weekdays and movies at night (as well as all day on weekends, outside of limited newscasts, infomercials and other select programs during the morning and evening hours), and reverted to branding itself as "CHCH". The first film broadcast in primetime that night was Rocky, signifying the new ownership's come-from-behind spirit. CHCH would add, in sparse amounts, additional programming during the 2009-10 season, including Let's Get It On, a mixed martial arts programme; Ed the Sock's This Movie Sucks!, a movie show featuring the former MuchMusic
character alongside co-host Liana Kerzner and comedian Ron Sparks; and infomercials. In September 2010, CHCH, for the first time since its purchase by Channel Zero, began airing American network television series; many of the programs that were added, including Smallville, Supernatural, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, 48 Hours Mystery, 20/20, Chuck, and 60 Minutes
60 Minutes
had been seen in the Toronto-Hamilton market on CKXT-TV (channel 52; that station's owner, Quebecor, was in the process of replacing it with the all-news cable channel Sun News Network).[16] CHCH also debuted additional original local programs Sportsline (hosted by Mark Hebscher and Clint "Bubba" O'Neil), and launched a second series with Ed the Sock, the entertainment newsmagazine spoof I Hate Hollywood.[17] Coinciding with the schedule changes was the introduction of an updated version of CHCH's classic multi-coloured logo used from the 1960s to the 1980s.[18][19]

CHCH and Channel Zero signs are up on the side of 163 Jackson Street West. E! and CHCH News logos had been placed up in 2007. The red E! logo was removed after Channel Zero took control of CHCH in 2009, and has replaced the previous E! era newscast logo the following year.

On April 10, 2011 Green Party leader Elizabeth May
Elizabeth May
participated in a panel interview on CHCH, which she was invited to attend, as were the leaders of the Bloc Québécois, Liberals, New Democratic Party
New Democratic Party
and Conservatives, by Channel Zero, whose president was disappointed by May's exclusion from the 2011 election leaders' debates.[20] On April 18, 2011, CKXT-TV converted from an independent station to a simulcast of the Sun News Network, leaving CHCH as the only independent station in the Toronto/Hamilton area (the station ceased operations approximately seven months later on November 1, 2011). On June 8, 2011 at Channel Zero's upfront presentation for advertisers for the 2011-12 television season, the company announced a programming distribution deal with 20th Century Fox, giving CHCH and CJNT access to show first-run exclusive broadcast movie premieres, most notably Avatar, which first aired in May 2012 on both stations, featuring the director's cut version of the film not shown in theatres. Other debut titles included Crazy Heart, Taken and X-Men Origins: Wolverine.[21] During a broadcast of News Now AM on April 20, 2012, Cogeco's and Shaw Cable's transmissions of CHCH's signal were interrupted for approximately three minutes by the broadcast of a scene from a hardcore gay pornography film from an unidentified adult-oriented specialty channel.[22] The substitution appeared to have been made by a cable operator during repairs of severed cable lines, and not at CHCH, leaving the station's over-the-air viewers and subscribers of other cable and satellite providers unaffected. Channel Zero denied that the programme in question came from any of its adult-oriented Category B specialty channels (Maleflixxx Television, XXX TV and AOV TV).[23] The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission later announced it would be investigating the incident as a cable transmission issue.[24] In September 2012, CHCH acquired the rights to Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy!
from CBC Television, after the network's exclusive contract to carry both game shows expired.[25] The shows were dropped for the fall 2014 season and The Simpsons
The Simpsons
began airing on Friday nights.[26] In June 2014, CHCH celebrated its 60th anniversary of broadcasting. 2015 news department bankruptcy and aftermath[edit] On December 11, 2015, CHCH cancelled that evening's 6:00 p.m. newscast amid fears the station was facing a shutdown.[27] Though the station remained on the air, CHCH's daytime rolling news format was discontinued at 4:00 p.m., with Channel Zero CEO Romen Podzyhun appearing on the air to announce that the station's local newscasts would remain off the air through the weekend, and would return on December 14. In addition, Channel Zero announced that Channel 11, L.P., the subsidiary that had produced CHCH's newscasts since 2009, had filed for bankruptcy. Podzyhun blamed this on a loss of federal subsidy and an inability to draw national advertising revenue to a locally oriented station, but stated that the station itself was not shutting down. CHCH's news output will be scaled back to what it determined to be its "core news programs", only producing 17.5 hours of newscasts a week (a morning show and 6:00 and 11:00 newscasts, with no weekend news), after having produced 80 weekly hours of news before the cutbacks; the local news is mainly being maintained to meet the station's licence requirements.[28][29][30] A few programs from Bloomberg Television such as Studio 1.0, Good Fortunes and The Daily Brief were added to the station's schedule the following week.[31] Coincidentally, CHCH's former program The Morning Market used resources from Bloomberg twenty years before CHCH shared common ownership with Bloomberg TV Canada. The news graphics that had been used for morning and daytime news programming were kept intact for Morning Live and daytime programming produced by Channel Zero and Bloomberg TV Canada
Bloomberg TV Canada
such as The Pinkertons
The Pinkertons
and The Daily Brief. In 2015, CHCH-DT
teamed up with fellow independent CJON-DT
and the three Yes TV
Yes TV
stations (including nearby station CITS-DT) to share and syndicate YesTV's secular programming in arrangement referred to in advertising sales information as the Net5 alliance (referring to the three O&Os and two affiliates).[32] Since Fall 2016, CHCH has replaced many airings of these programs with newly acquired daytime shows on weekdays, and movies on the weekends. Net5 was rebranded as indieNET following the addition of two other independent stations.[33] In the spring of 2016, Channel Zero put the studios of CHCH-DT
(from which the station has continuously operated, starting in 1954) on the market. The studios include the historic stone mansion "Pinehurst" (built in 1850 by local politician Tristram Bickle and owned by William Southam
William Southam
from 1892 until his death in 1932), as well as the large silver addition dubbed "Spaceship 11" for its futuristic appearance (built in 1983), for $CAD 7 million. The sale was to a private investor group named Television City, who will rent out half of "Spaceship 11" to CHCH-DT
for two and a half years, while looking for other tenants (Pinehurst is protected by the Ontario
Heritage Act and will not be altered). It is expected for the sale to close by the middle of November 2016.[34] Programming[edit] Not to be confused with List of programs broadcast by E! (Canadian TV system). As an independent station, CHCH produced local programs such as the children's talent programme Tiny Talent Time (which was revived in September 2014 in honour of the station's 60th anniversary),[35] Jane Gray's Hobby Time and a daily talk show hosted by Elaine Callei. The station broadcast home games from the Hamilton Red Wings (a minor league hockey team in the OHA Junior "A" league that was an affiliate of the NHL's Detroit Red Wings) from the Hamilton Forum (which were both owned by Ken Soble) on Thursday nights in the 1960s, with Norm Marshall doing the play-by-play. The station also produced a number of important Canadian syndicated series in the 1970s and 1980s, including The Hilarious House of Frightenstein, Me & Max, Party Game, The Baxters
The Baxters
and Smith & Smith, and was the original television home of The Red Green Show. Hamilton native Martin Short
Martin Short
also made his television debut on the station. The 1986–87 syndicated revival of Split Second also taped at CHCH's studios; their involvement was noted in the credits of the show in Canadian broadcasts, whereas the American copies only noted distributor Viacom Enterprises. For a time, CHCH broadcast local mid-week telecasts of NHL games from the Toronto
Maple Leafs, and co-produced Buffalo Sabres
Buffalo Sabres
games with Adelphia Cable
Adelphia Cable
and the Sabres' owners. It also produced a wrestling show called Ringside Wrestling, which was filmed in the Telecentre, before later moving to the Hamilton Forum. The station later reproduced World Wrestling Federation programs for Canadian audiences before the company's focus shifted entirely to cable television. For a number of years, CHCH also broadcast Sunday afternoon coverage of regular season games from the NFL's Buffalo Bills
Buffalo Bills
because CTV (and later, the Global Television Network) had to choose the Detroit Lions for its Ontario
stations as part of that network's NFL coverage (the Bills are now seen primarily on Sportsnet Ontario; the Lions have returned to CTV). McMaster Marauders
McMaster Marauders
university football was broadcast on the station during the late 1990s and early 2000s; beginning in 2015, CHCH resumed carrying Ontario
University Athletics football, carrying the conference's playoff tournaments and, beginning in 2017 after City passed on the package, some regular season games as well.[36][37] In its current incarnation, in addition to its locally produced newscasts which are geared primarily to the Golden Horseshoe
Golden Horseshoe
region of Southern Ontario, CHCH also runs first-run domestic and American entertainment programs during primetime and the late evening hours, a mix of classic 1960s and 1970s American sitcoms, court shows, and cable TV documentaries in the daytime hours, and feature films (in recent months, many of these are films that have lapsed into the public domain) during the overnight hours and for much of the day on weekends. A syndication deal with 20th Television
20th Television
provides the station with programming from both the National Geographic Channel
National Geographic Channel
and the MTM Enterprises libraries. Some of the same imported programs air on CHEK-DT
in Victoria, British Columbia, a separately-owned independent station which had been CHCH's sister station during the WIC, CH and E! eras; upon the initial dissolution of the E! system, the two stations collectively purchased a virtually identical lineup of prime time programming, although their prime time schedules later began to diverge. CHEK currently airs entertainment programs from Yes TV, which already serves the Toronto-Hamilton market with CITS-DT. Current Programs[edit] First-run[edit]

20/20 (since 2010) 48 Hours (since 2010) 60 Minutes
60 Minutes
(since 2010) Empire (Since September 2017) Fresh Off the Boat
Fresh Off the Boat
(Since October 2017) Justice With Judge Mablean (since 2015) Hoff the Record Krown Countdown U Nightline
(Since April 2017) OUA University Rush (since September 2017, previously aired on CHCH from 1993–2001) Right This Minute
Right This Minute
(Since September 12, 2016) Studio 1.0 (since 2015) To Tell the Truth
To Tell the Truth
(Since September 2017) The Watchlist (since 2013)


The Americans (Since September 2017) Batman (Since September 2017) Betty White's Off Their Rockers Brain Games (Since January 2018) Bewitched
(Since September 2017) The Bob Newhart Show
The Bob Newhart Show
(Since September 2017) CHCH at The Movies (since 2009) Community Degrassi: The Next Generation (Since October 3, 2016) Dr. Ken Genius Good Fortunes (since 2015) I Dream of Jeannie
I Dream of Jeannie
(Since September 2017) The Incredible Dr. Pol The Mary Tyler Moore Show
The Mary Tyler Moore Show
(Since September 2017) The Monkees (Since January 2018) Newhart (Since January 2018) The Partridge Family
The Partridge Family
(Since September 2017) Rock Icons (Since September 2017) Science of Stupid
Science of Stupid
(Since January 2018) Sleepy Hollow (Since September 2017) The Strain Top Million Dollar Agent (since 2015) The Pinkertons
The Pinkertons
(since 2015) White Collar (Since September 5, 2016)

Former programs[edit]

Bloomberg Markets Canada
(2015 – August 2017; formerly titled The Daily Brief) Bloomberg North (2016 – August 2017) This Movie Sucks! Sportsline (cancelled during December 2015 bankruptcy) Sportscope (cancelled 2008)[38] The Simpsons At Home[disambiguation needed] (cancelled 2008)[38] Wheel of Fortune (2012–2014; now on Yes TV) Jeopardy!
(2012–2014; now on Yes TV) Jimmy Kimmel Live!
Jimmy Kimmel Live!
Later on Citytv and Comedy; now on CMT Canada Smallville Canada Tonight – National news program aired during WIC ownership. Chuck CHCH News Now (2009–2015) CHCH Noon News (1988–2015)[39] CHCH Niagara Express (cancelled 2008)[38] CHCH Straight Talk
(cancelled 2008)[38] First Edition [40] Square Off Morning Live First Edition (2011–2015) Supernatural (2010–2015) The Morning Market – Morning financial news program; aired in the late 1990s[41] The Originals (2013–2015) Nashville (Fall 2015 – May 2016) I Hate Hollywood (since 2012) FABLife
(Spring 2016 – September 10, 2016) Access Hollywood
Access Hollywood
(2014 – September 2, 2016) Dateline Mystery (2015 – Spring 2016) Wynonna Earp (2016, moved to Space) Raising Hope
Raising Hope
(Reruns; 2015–2016) Killer Comebacks (Reruns; 2016) British Drama Night (2015–2016) Judge Judy
Judge Judy
(September 5, 2016 – September 15, 2017; Program previously aired when CHCH was affiliated with CH/E! and in the 1990s, now airs exclusively on YesTV) Strong (First-run, 2016) The X-Files
The X-Files
(Reruns, 2016–2017 season) Rosewood (First-run) Cheers
(Reruns, 2016–2017 season) Numb3rs
(Reruns, 2016–2017 season) Happy Days
Happy Days
(Reruns, 2016–2017 season) Last Man Standing (First-run) CSI: NY (Reruns, 2016–2017 season) House of Cards (September 2017 – November 2017; removed after sexual assault allegations towards star Kevin Spacey)

News operation[edit] CHCH airs 24½ hours of local news each week. 22½ hours are broadcast on weekdays, which includes an hour-long 6pm newscast, a half-hour 11pm newscast, and three hours of Morning Live each weekday. An additional hour of Morning Live is aired at 9am, which is a repeat of the 8am hour. Weekend news consists of two half-hour evening newscasts which air at 6pm, and 11pm both Saturday and Sunday.[42]

One of CHCH's current news vehicles.

Since 2008[edit]

Jaclyn Colville at the Hamilton Festival of Friends in 2012.

In late 2008, Canwest placed CHCH's longest serving news anchors, Connie Smith (whose last day on the air occurred on November 28, 2008) and Dan McLean (who left on December 12) on forced retirement, blaming financial troubles and budget cuts. After their departures, Annette Hamm began handling anchoring duties on a shortened noon newscast, and co-hosting Morning Live with Bob Cowan, while Nick Dixon took over anchoring duties on the 6:00 p.m. newscast. Since being taken over by Channel Zero on August 31, 2009, Hamm and Cowan have co-hosted a restored hour-long newscast at noon. A few local non-news programming were also cancelled at this time including At Home, Sportscope, Niagara Express, and Straight Talk. In January 2009, CHCH's Morning Live programme began to be simulcast on former Toronto
sister station CIII-TV owing to the cancellation of its own morning newscast Global News
Global News
Morning. The simulcast on CIII was dropped at the end of August after Channel Zero took control of CHCH, with CIII replacing it with lifestyle programming reruns and rebroadcasts of its 11:00 p.m. newscast from the previous night. While the station continued to share helicopter traffic services provided by the Canadian Traffic Network, the arrangement between Canwest and CHCH ended on December 31, 2009 as Canwest held the exclusive rights to CTN services in the Greater Toronto
Area. Upon becoming an independent station on August 31, 2009, the station adopted a news-intensive format, replacing network programming in the 9:00 a.m. to noon and 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. periods on weekdays with expanded newscasts. On September 12, 2011, CHCH increased its local news programming by launching a 90-minute extension of Morning Live, titled Morning Live First Edition, airing weekdays from 4:00 to 5:30 a.m.; this made CHCH the first Canadian television station (and the first in the Buffalo-Niagara region; WGRZ
would follow with a 4:30 a.m. newscast in 2012) to air a morning newscast that starts before 5:30 a.m. The programme expanded to two hours, extending it from 4:00 to 6:00 a.m. on September 10, 2012. As a result, the station moved the original Morning Live broadcast's start time by a half-hour and its end time by one hour, running it from 6:00 to 10:00 a.m.[43] Before declaring bankruptcy in December 2015, CHCH-DT
broadcast 77 hours of locally produced newscasts each week (with 15 hours on weekdays and two hours each on Saturdays and Sundays). It was the highest local newscast output among all broadcast television stations in Canada
(surpassing Vancouver's CHAN-DT, which broadcasts 45 hours of local news each week), among all North American broadcast television stations (surpassing Fox affiliates and sister stations WXIN
in Indianapolis
(which runs 66 hours each week), and WJW in Cleveland (which runs 65½ hours each week), and also not counting 24-hour all-local-news stations such as Time Warner Cable News), and among the numerous stations in the Buffalo Niagara Region (significantly more than the 47½ hours provided by the WIVB/WNLO duopoly). Its heavy weekday newscast total was largely due to a prominent daytime rolling news block on weekdays (airing from 4:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., along with an hour-long newscast at 6:00 p.m., and 11:00 p.m.). In addition, the station also produced a half-hour sports discussion programme called Sportsline, which aired each weeknight at 5:00 p.m.; and a half-hour political discussion programme Square Off, which immediately followed Sportsline at 5:30 p.m. The rolling news block was removed for an hour at 1 p.m. to air Justice with Judge Mablean. On December 11, 2015, at 4:00 p.m., Channel Zero CEO and Chairman Romen Podzyhun announced, in a pre-recorded message, that Channel 11 L.P., the division responsible for providing news programming for CHCH and the employer of the relevant staff, was declaring bankruptcy, and news programming was suspended immediately. He added that a major restructuring and changes to news coverage would start the following Monday. Restructuring of the news operation[edit] Because of the bankruptcy, the entire staff of 165 was cut in the news organization. The new company that was formed in the restructuring offered jobs to 81, including 58 full-time and 23 part-time positions.[44] Chris Fuoco, Channel Zero vice-president, said that by 3 p.m. on December 15, 77 people had accepted the offer of employment with the new company.[45] The restructuring was viewed by some as a union-busting[46] attempt in light of a December 14 note sent by a CHCH News Account manager, Kathleen Marks, to a prospective advertiser indicating that the new company would not be burdened by the union or old CanWest debt.[46] The union, Unifor, asked Channel Zero to honour its commitment. According to the Toronto
Star, "Under Ontario
law, businesses must honour existing collective agreements when they take over a company unless they dramatically change the nature of the work being performed."[46] A Hamilton Spectator
Hamilton Spectator
article on December 16 indicated that a meeting between Channel Zero and Unifor was scheduled for later that day and that Channel Zero insisted that the note about the union was written by an individual who was not a company spokesperson. Sarah Gardiner of Channel Zero also countered the union-busting allegation, stating that it was false and adding that "Many unionized employees were hired" [by the new company].[44] The amount offered to laid-off employees is in dispute with Channel Zero claiming a minimum of $4000 to be paid per person (for any accrued vacation, expense reimbursements and regular pay) and some employees disputing that amount.[47] A news item on the CHCH web site, dated December 15, indicated that no severance pay had been offered to any employee, although all were union members.[48] The bankruptcy documents indicate $1.6 million owed to employees, though without specifics. After several calls, emails and social media posts from viewers over the two months since the restructuring, CHCH announced on February 18, 2015 that Morning Live would return to a start time of 6am on February 22. The show will be live from 6am to 9am, with the 8am hour repeated from 9am to 10am. On September 7, 2016, CHCH announced the return of local weekend news programming with two half hours of news at 6pm and 11pm starting October 29, 2016, citing advertiser and viewer demand.[49] The announcement came three months after the CRTC announced plans to launch a local news fund to subsidize local newscasts.[42] Affected on-air employees[edit] The CHCH web site stated that "Going forward, Morning Live will air between 7am to 9am, the 6 o'clock newcast will be anchored by Nick Dixon and Taz Boga, and Taz will return for a half hour at 11:00pm."[48] Metroland Media
Metroland Media
reported that Nick Dixon will also produce the 6 p.m. newscast, and that the on-air personalities or reporters who had been laid off[50] include Lori D'Angelis, Matt Hayes, Donna Skelly, Ken Welch, Scot Urquhart, Lauran Sabourin, Liz West, Mark Hebscher, Jaclyn Harper (Colville), Natalie Marconi, Miranda Anthistle and Elise Copps. The shorter Morning Live show will continue to be anchored by Bob Cowan and Annette Hamm. Square Off was revived into a podcast called Unplugged, and later No Fun Intended by former co-hosts Mark Hebscher and Liz West, with the same format.[51] Notable on-air staff[edit] Notable on-air staff[edit]

Annette Hamm – Co-Host, Morning Live Taz Boga – Anchor, Evening News at 6 and 11

Former on-air staff[edit]

Heather Hiscox – anchor and executive producer; now news anchor for CBC News
CBC News
Network Dan McLean – senior news anchor (1970–2008); later news anchor at CIXK-FM
in Owen Sound, Ontario; retired June 2013 Connie Smith – news anchor, reporter, producer, host (1976–2008), then co-creator, producer, writer, host at yes TV CITS-DT (2009–2012). Now freelance journalist, host, media consultant, college professor, Order of Ontario. Jennifer Mossop – news anchor and executive producer; later Liberal Member of Provincial Parliament for Stoney Creek, Ontario, and now a communications consultant Sarika Sehgal – news anchor and executive producer; now news anchor for CTV News
CTV News
Channel Nick Dixon – 6 p.m. News co-anchor; now reporter and anchor for CP24.

Transmitters[edit] On August 28, 1996, CHCH received Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission approval to add new rebroadcast transmitters across most of Ontario.[52] The launch of the transmitters in 1997 coincided with the rebranding of the station as "ONtv".

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CHCH-DT-1 Ottawa 22 (UHF) 11.1 (PSIP) 25 kW 216 m 45°13′2″N 75°33′49″W / 45.21722°N 75.56361°W / 45.21722; -75.56361 (CHCH-TV-1)

CHCH-DT-2 London 51 (UHF) (to move to 14 (UHF)) 51.1 (PSIP) 190 kW 296.5 m 42°50′27″N 81°51′29″W / 42.84083°N 81.85806°W / 42.84083; -81.85806 (CHCH-TV-2)

CHCH-DT-3 Muskoka 23 (UHF) 67.1 (PSIP) 63 kW 306.7 m 44°58′14″N 79°46′57″W / 44.97056°N 79.78250°W / 44.97056; -79.78250 (CHCH-TV-3)

CHCH-TV-4 Sudbury 41 (UHF) N/A 35 kW 171.9 m 46°25′29″N 81°0′53″W / 46.42472°N 81.01472°W / 46.42472; -81.01472 (CHCH-TV-4)

CHCH-TV-5 Sault Ste. Marie 38 (UHF) N/A 5 kW 112.5 m 46°35′50″N 84°16′53″W / 46.59722°N 84.28139°W / 46.59722; -84.28139 (CHCH-TV-5)

CHCH-TV-6 North Bay 32 (UHF) N/A 5 kW 116 m 46°18′10″N 79°24′39″W / 46.30278°N 79.41083°W / 46.30278; -79.41083 (CHCH-TV-6)

CHCH-TV-7 Timmins 11 (VHF) N/A 3.3 kW 142.2 m 48°28′12″N 81°17′49″W / 48.47000°N 81.29694°W / 48.47000; -81.29694 (CHCH-TV-7)

During the analog television shutdown and digital conversion in August 2011, CHCH's transmitters in Ottawa, London, and Muskoka (serving Barrie, part of the Toronto
market) were converted to digital, since the transmitters were in or near markets that were mandated to make the switch. However, the transmitters broadcast in standard-definition 480i
since they receive the CHCH signal via Shaw Broadcast Services, which does not carry CHCH's HD feed. Digital television
Digital television
and high definition[edit] Digital channel[edit]

Channel Video Aspect PSIP Short Name Programming[53]

11.1 1080i 16:9 CHCH-DT Main CHCH-DT

Analogue-to-digital conversion[edit]

CHCH HD logo

The station launched its digital signal on UHF channel 18 on April 18, 2008.[54] CHCH shut down its analogue signal, over VHF channel 11, on August 15, 2011, two weeks prior to the August 31 date on which Canadian television stations in CRTC-designated mandatory markets transitioned from analogue to digital broadcasts. The station's digital signal relocated from its pre-transition UHF channel 18 to its former analogue-era VHF channel 11.[55][56] The analogue signal was discontinued immediately preceding the switch. CHCH-DT
is available on digital cable and over-the-air through digital tuners and converter boxes. Since September 12, 2011, CHCH's HD feed has been carried by satellite provider Bell TV
Bell TV
on channel 1057. On March 9, 2012, Channel Zero-operated numbered company 2190015 Ontario
Inc. was granted permission to move the station's broadcasts from VHF channel 11 to UHF channel 15 (which had recently been vacated by CKXT-DT-1), in response to poor reception of CHCH-DT
along its fringes in the Greater Toronto
Area, compared to its former analogue signal on VHF channel 11 and transitional digital signal on UHF channel 18. During the application process, the station also claimed that Mobile DTV
Mobile DTV
services perform better in the UHF band, and this move would allow the station to plan for a potential Mobile DTV
Mobile DTV
feed. Industry Canada
Industry Canada
stated that this application is technically feasible, though pirate broadcaster Star Ray TV, had broadcast in analogue on UHF channel 15 from a transmitter in The Beaches
The Beaches
neighbourhood of Toronto. (Star Ray would convert to digital following CHCH's reassignment to channel 15, broadcasting on UHF channel 22.) Tri-State Christian Television's WNYB from Jamestown, New York
Jamestown, New York
also has a Buffalo-based translator, WBNF-CD, on UHF channel 15, which would require addressing by the CRTC due to the closer location of CHCH's transmitter to WBNF-CD.[57] On November 12, 2013, CHCH began transmitting a test signal on UHF channel 15, displaying colour bars and tone with text message reading " CHCH-DT
RF15 Testing". On December 2, 2013, CHCH moved its digital signal to channel 15, allowing CHCH to broadcast with a considerably higher power of 132 kW compared to 6 kW on channel 11 and 60 kW from their former transitional digital frequency on channel 18. The station's virtual channel will continue to be mapped as 11.1. References[edit]

^ https://www.broadcasting-history.ca/listing_and_histories/television/chch-dt ^ https://www.broadcasting-history.ca/listing_and_histories/radio/cjsh-fm ^ "Hamilton Spectator: "The Greatest Hamiltonian". (II)". Archived from the original on 2007-09-27. Retrieved 2007-02-11.  ^ a b "Backbone of third TV network takes shape in CHCH schedule". The Globe and Mail, March 31, 1966. ^ "Soble's pitch". The Globe and Mail, October 27, 1996. ^ ONtv trademark data on Canadian Trademark Database ^ "CHCH-TV Seeks Ontario
Expansion" (Press release). Niagara Television Limited. January 30, 1996. Archived from the original on January 3, 1997. Retrieved March 16, 2012.  ^ "Canwest may sell TV stations". cbc.ca, February 5, 2009. ^ "CHCH staff launch bold bid" The Hamilton Spectator
Hamilton Spectator
(2009-02-26) ^ "Will townsfolk save the House of Frightenstein?" From Toronto
Star, March 15, 2009. ^ CHCH-TV, Hamilton Projected to Lose $30-million, Broadcaster Magazine, March 18, 2009. ^ Channel Zero Inc.
Channel Zero Inc.
agrees to purchase CHCH-TV Hamilton and CJNT-TV Montreal
from Canwest CNW Group (2009-06-30) ^ Channel Zero Inc.
Channel Zero Inc.
agrees to purchase CHCH-TV Hamilton and CJNT-TV Montreal
from Canwest (Video News Coverage) (2009-06-30) ^ Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2009-536 ^ Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2009-537 ^ Channel Zero loads up on U.S. network series, THR, 2010-06-14 ^ ed the sock ^ Source: CHCH Fall 2010 press release Archived 2011-07-08 at the Wayback Machine. ^ CHCH 2010 Fall Preview – New shows, new logo and more ^ "CHCH-TV to Broadcast "Elizabeth May, For the Record" Live this Sunday, April 10, 2011 – 8 pm ET". CNW Group. CNW. April 8, 2011. Archived from the original on September 5, 2012. Retrieved April 10, 2011.  ^ CHCH and Metro 14 Announce Fall Line-Up ^ Gay Porn Interrupts Canadian Local TV Newscast, The Hollywood Reporter, April 20, 2012. ^ Hamilton, Ont., news station broadcasts gay porn, Toronto
Sun, April 20, 2012. ^ movie interrupts morning news broadcast at Hamilton TV station, The National Post, Apr 20, 2012. ^ "Canada's CHCH Buys 'Jeopardy' and 'Wheel of Fortune'". Retrieved 2014-07-23.  ^ http://chch.com/pdf/2014-2015_CHCH_Media_Kit.pdf ^ http://www.thespec.com/news-story/6180588-chch-tv-cancels-tonight-s-newscast-station-future-uncertain/ ^ Carter, Adam (December 11, 2015). "CHCH News files for bankruptcy, cancels Friday and weekend newscasts". CBC Hamilton. Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved December 11, 2015.  ^ Watson, Jen (December 11, 2015). "CHCH TV scaling back local news amid bankruptcy filing". AM900 CHML. Retrieved December 11, 2015.  ^ Friend, David (December 11, 2015). "Hamilton's CHCH channel cuts back on local news in an effort to save costs". Canadian Business. The Canadian Press. Retrieved December 12, 2015.  ^ "Schedule". chch.com. CHCH. Retrieved December 16, 2015.  ^ NET5 Profile Archived 2016-03-04 at the Wayback Machine. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2017-01-10. Retrieved 2016-10-17.  ^ http://www.thespec.com/opinion-story/6952247-paul-wilson-history-on-the-hill-rolls-on-goodbye-chch-hello-television-city/ ^ Tiny Talent Time returning to Hamilton channel CHCH, Canada.com, June 11, 2013. ^ https://www.thespec.com/sports-story/5971983-ontario-university-football-back-on-chch/ ^ http://www.oua.ca/sports/fball/2017-18/releases/2017-2018_OUA_Football_Games_Airing_Live_on_CHCH ^ a b c d http://www.thespec.com/news-story/2094929-chch-cutting-staff-and-shows/ ^ https://web.archive.org/web/19961120060327/http://www.chch.com/news/biographies/connie.htm ^ https://web.archive.org/web/19961120053329/http://www.chch.com/news/firstedition/ ^ https://web.archive.org/web/19961120053310/http://www.chch.com/news/morningmarket/ ^ a b "CRTC wants TV stations to air 7 hours a week of local news". Toronto
Star, June 15, 2016. ^ CHCH-TV To Launch Canada's Earliest Morning Show ^ a b Buist, Steve (16 December 2015). "Channel Zero denies it wanted to get rid of CHCH union". The Spectator. Metroland news.  ^ Bennet, Kelly (15 December 2015). "New CHCH station must honour union terms, Unifor says". CBC News. CBC/Radio Canada. Retrieved 16 December 2015.  ^ a b c Mojtehedzadeh, Sara (15 December 2015). "CHCH restructures to rid itself of union, leaked email claims". Toronto
Star. Toronto, Ontario. Retrieved 16 December 2015.  ^ Bennet, Kelly (15 December 2015). "New CHCH station must honour union terms, Unifor says". CBC News. CBC/Radio Canada. Retrieved 16 December 2015.  ^ a b no by-line.--> (15 December 2015). "New era at CHCH". CHCH. Channel Zero Inc.
Channel Zero Inc.
Retrieved 16 December 2015.  ^ http://www.chch.com/chch-to-bring-back-weekend-news-broadcasts/ ^ Fragomeni, Carmela (15 December 2015). "'It's just a great loss': What CHCH will look like after job cuts". Guelph Tribune (Metroland). Guelph, Ontario. Retrieved 16 November 2015.  ^ "About The Show". square-off.ca. April 15, 2016. Retrieved April 15, 2016.  ^ Decision CRTC 96-544 ^ RabbitEars TV Query for CHCH ^ "Canwest Broadcasting Launches Three New High Definition Transmitters In Major Canadian Markets". Canwest Broadcasting. 2008-04-10. Retrieved 2008-05-03. [permanent dead link] ^ Digital Television – Office of Consumer Affairs (OCA) Archived 2013-11-20 at the Wayback Machine. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EoF7jVAgg2g ^ http://www.crtc.gc.ca/eng/archive/2012/2012-142.htm

External links[edit] Media related to CHCH at Wikimedia Commons

official website Canadian Communications Foundation – CHCH-DT
History Query the REC's Canadian station database for CHCH-TV Query TV Fool's coverage map for CHCH

See also[edit]

ONTV (other)

Links to related articles

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Broadcast television in the Greater Toronto


CBLT (5.1 CBC) CFTO (9.1 CTV) Star Ray (15.1 Ind, pirate) CICA (19.1 TVO) CBLFT (25.1 Ici Radio-Canada) CJMT (40.1 Omni) CIII-DT-41 (41.1 Global, 41.2 SD simulcast) CFMT (47.1 Omni) CITY (57.1 City)

Outlying Areas


CKVR (3.1 CTV Two)


CHCH (11.1 Ind) CITS (36.1 Yes TV) CHCJ (35.1 CTV Two)


CKCO (13.1 CTV) CICO-DT-28 (28.1 TVO)

Niagara Region

CKVP (42.1 CTV Two)


CHEX-2 22 (analog) (CTV/Global)


CHEX (12.1 CTV/Global) CIII-DT-27 (27.1 Global) CFTO-DT-54 (54.1 CTV)

Cable television

Cable 14 (Hamilton, Ontario) CP24 Leafs TV Sportsnet Ontario Rogers TV TFO TSN4 TVCogeco The Weather Network
The Weather Network
(GTA feed) Fairchild TV
Fairchild TV
(GTA feed) Fairchild TV
Fairchild TV
2 HD Sabres TV

Mobile DTV

(5.2 CBC, via CBLFT-DT) Defunct: CKCO-DT
(13.1 CTV)

Defunct stations

CKXT (52.1 Ind, SNN) CityNews
Channel Niagara Now TV

See also: Ontario
TV • Buffalo TV • Rochester TV

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Broadcast television in the Ottawa– Gatineau


CBOT (4.1 CBC) CIII-6 (6.1 Global) CBOFT (9.1 Ici Radio-Canada) CHCH-1 (11.1 Ind) CJOH (13.1 CTV) CJMT-2 (14.1 Omni) CICO-24 (24.1 TVO) CITS-1 (42.1 Yes TV) CHRO-43 (43.1 CTV Two) CFMT-2 (60.1 Omni) CITY-3 (65.1 City)


CIVO (30.1 Télé-Québec) CFGS (34.1 V) CHOT (40.1 TVA)

Pembroke / Chapeau DTV

CHRO 5 (CTV Two)Analog CIVP (23.1 Télé-Québec) CJOH-TV-47 47 (CTV)Analog

Cable television

Sportsnet East RDS RDS2 Rogers TV
Rogers TV
(English) TV Rogers
TV Rogers
(French) TFO TSN5 TVCogeco MATV

Defunct stations

Gatineau: CFVO 30 (TVA) Ottawa: CKXT-DT-3 DTV (20.1 SNN)

See also: List of television stations in Ontario List of television stations in Quebec Ontario
TV Montreal
TV Quebec TV Watertown TV

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Broadcast television in Ontario

Metropolitan markets

Toronto Ottawa Windsor/Detroit

Central Ontario

Barrie CKVR-DT
(3.1 CTV Two) Oshawa CHEX-2 22 (CTV/Global) Peterborough CHEX-DT
(12.1 CTV/Global)

Southwestern Ontario

Kitchener CKCO-DT
(13.1 CTV) Leamington CIII-DT-22 (22.1 Global) CFTV-DT
(34.1-34.4 Ind) London CFPL-DT
(10.1 CTV Two) Paris CIII-DT
(6.1 Global)

Wheatley CHWI-DT
(16.1 CTV Two) Windsor CBET-DT
(9.1 CBC) CHWI-DT-60 (26.1 CTV Two) CICO-DT-32 (32.1 TVO)

Southeastern Ontario

Kingston CKWS-DT
(11.1 CTV/Global)

Northeastern Ontario

Greater Sudbury CICI 5 (CTV) CFGC-DT (11.1 Global) North Bay CKNY 10 (CTV) CFGC-DT-2 (2.1 Global) Sault Ste. Marie CHBX 2 (CTV) CIII-DT-12 (12.1 Global) Timmins CITO 3 (CTV) CIII-DT-13 (13.1 Global)

Northwestern Ontario

Thunder Bay CKPR-DT
(4.1 Global)


CJSS 8 Cornwall (CBC)1 CIER 2 Ear Falls (Ind) CJBN 13 Kenora (Global) CHNB 4 North Bay (CBC) CJIC 5 Sault Ste. Marie (CBC) CKNC 9 Sudbury (CBC) CFCL 6 Timmins
(CBC) CKNX 8 Wingham (CBC / Ind / A)1 CBEFT
35 Windsor (Radio-Canada)

1 Channel still on the air as a full-time repeater of another station.

Educational channels

TVOntario TFO

TVO is available on over the air transmitters in certain towns.


CogecoTV Kingston CogecoTV North Bay CogecoTV Windsor CP24 Fairchild TV
Fairchild TV
( Toronto
feed) Leafs Nation Network Ontario
Parliament Network1 EastLink News 3 (Timmins) EastLink News 10 (Sudbury) Sportsnet Ontario Shaw TV Kenora Shaw TV Sault Ste. Marie TSN4

See also List of television stations in Ontario

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Broadcast television in Western New York, including Buffalo and Niagara Falls

Reception may vary by location and some stations may only be viewable with cable television U.S. network O&Os are in bold

Buffalo stations

(2.1 NBC, 2.2 Ant, 2.3 Justice, 2.4 Quest) WIVB-TV
(7.1 ABC, 7.2 Laff, 7.3 Escape, 7.4 Grit) WNED-TV
(17.1 PBS, 17.2 World, 17.3 PBS
Kids) WNLO
(23.1 CW, 23.2 Bounce) WVTT (25.1 This TV) WNYB / WBNF-CD (26.1/15.1 TCT, 26.2/15.2 TCT HD, 26.3/15.3 Light TV) WUTV
(29.1 Fox, 29.2 TBD, 29.3 Charge!) WDTB-LD (39.1 Daystar) WNYO-TV
(49.1 MNTV, 49.2 Stadium, 49.3 Comet, 49.4 GetTV) WPXJ-TV (51.1 Ion, 51.2 Qubo, 51.3 Ion Life, 51.4 Ion Shop, 51.5 QVC, 51.6 HSN) WBXZ-LP (56.1 Cozi, 56.2 Retro TV, 56.3 C.S.TV, 56.4 Ind., 56.5 Tuff TV, 56.6 SBN, 56.7 QVC) WBBZ-TV
(67.1 Ind/MeTV, 67.2 H&I, 67.3 MeTV, 67.4 Daystar)

Olean stations

WWHC-LP (20.1 This) W30BW
(30.1 unknown)

Cable-only stations

MSG Western New York MSG Plus Spectrum News
Spectrum News
Buffalo SportsNet New York YES

Adjacent locals

Rochester, NY WROC-TV
(8.1 CBS, 8.2 Bounce TV, 8.3 Laff, 8.4 Escape) WHEC-TV
(10.1 NBC, 10.2 MeTV, 10.3 10NBCWX) WHAM-TV
(13.1 ABC, 13.2 CW, 13.3 Charge!) WXXI-TV
(21.1 PBS, 21.2 World, 21.3 Create, 21.4 PBS
Kids) WUHF
(31.1 Fox, 31.2 Ant, 31.3 Comet, 31.4 TBD)

/ Hamilton CBLT-DT
(11.1 Ind) CICA-DT (19.1 TVO) CBLFT-DT (25.1 Ici Radio- Canada
Télé) CHCJ-DT (35.1 CTV Two) CITS-DT
(36.1 Yes TV) CJMT-DT
(40.1 Omni.2) CIII-DT-41 (41.1 Global) CKVP-DT
(42.1 CTV Two) CFMT-DT
(47.1 Omni.1) CITY-DT
(57.1 City)

Johnstown, PA WPSU-TV
(3.1 PBS, 3.2 Create, 3.3 World, 3.4 PBS
(6.1 NBC, 6.2 MeTV, 6.3 Comet, 6.4 Grit) WTAJ-TV
(10.1 CBS, 10.2 Escape, 10.3 Laff)

Defunct stations

WBUF-TV (17 NBC) WNYP-TV (26 IND/CTV) WFHW-LP (58 IND/Channel America/TLC) WBES-TV (59 IND)

New York State television Albany/Schenectady Binghamton Buffalo Burlington/Plattsburgh Elmira New York City Rochester Syracuse Utica Watertown

Pennsylvania broadcast television Binghamton, New York Buffalo, New York Elmira, New York Erie Johnstown/Altoona/State College New York City Philadelphia Pittsburgh Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Susquehanna Valley (Harrisburg) Washington, DC Youngstown, Ohio

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Broadcast television in Metro Detroit
Metro Detroit
and Windsor, Ontario

Reception may vary by location and some stations may only be viewable with cable television (All stations are digital, except when noted.) American network O&Os are in bold

Metro Detroit
Metro Detroit
and Southeast Michigan

Local Stations

2 (.1 Fox, .2 Movies!, .3 Buzzr, .4 H&I) WDIV-TV
4 (.1 NBC, .2 This, .3 MeTV) WXYZ-TV
7 (7.1 ABC, .2 Bounce, .3 Laff) WHNE-LD
14 (.2 Retro TV, .3 The Bob, .4 HSN2, .5 SBN, .6 Rev'n, .7 Tuff TV) WUDL-LD 19 (.1 Quest, .3 LC, .4 EVINE, .5 QVC
East, .6 QVC
West, 19.7 Comet) WMYD
20 (.1 MyNet, .2 Ant TV, .3 Escape) WPXD-TV
31 (.1 Ion, .2 qubo, .3 Ion Life, .4 Ion Shop, .5 QVC, .6 HSN) W33BY-D 33 (.1 IND, .2 WHPR-FM, .3 WVIE, .4 Dream) WADL 38 (.1 Ind/Newsmax, .2 Grit, .3 GetTV, .4 Cozi, .6 Justice, .7 WFDF) WKBD-TV
(50.1 CW) WTVS
56 (.1 PBS, .2 PBS
Kids, .3 Create, .4 World) WWJ-TV
62 (.1 CBS, .2 Decades)

Religious stations

(14.1 Light TV, 14.5 SonLife) WDWO-CD 18 (.1 TCT SD, .2 TCT HD) WUDL-LD (19.2 SonLife) WUDT-CD
(23.1 Daystar) WADL (38.5 WORD) WLPC-LD 40 (.1 Impact, .2 blank)

Cable-only stations

Fox Sports Detroit Comcast Television CTND (CatholicTV) Michigan Channel (PBS, U of M)

Southwestern Ontario (Essex/Kent/Lambton Counties)

Local Stations

(16.1 CTV Two) CIII-DT-22 (22.1 Global) CHWI-DT-60 (26.1 CTV Two) CIII-DT-29 (29.1 Global) CICO-DT-32 (32.1 TVO) CICO-DT-59 (33.1 TVO) CFTV-DT
34 (.1 IND/Community, .2 French/Spanish Comm. .3 First Nation Comm., .4 Town Council) CKCO-TV-3 42 Analog (CTV) CHCH-DT-2 (51.1 IND)

Cable-only stations

CBLFT-DT (Ici Radio-Canada) (in French) Leafs TV Sportsnet Ontario TFO OLA CogecoTV Windsor (Windsor and Leamington) CogecoTV (Chatham and Sarnia)

Defunct channels

WPAG-TV 20 WJMY-TV 20 W48AV 48 (ION) W48AV-D 48.1 (UHF 23) (Daystar) WHDA-LP 27 (TCT) CBEFT
35 (Radio- Canada
(in French)) W67AJ 67 (CBS) PASS Comcast Local MGTV

broadcast television areas by city Alpena Detroit Duluth, MN Flint–Saginaw–Bay City Grand Rapids/Kalamazoo Green Bay, WI Lansing/Jackson Marquette Northern Michigan South Bend, IN Toledo, OH

See also List of Ontario
stations Ontario
TV Media in Detroit Media in Windsor, Ontario

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Broadcast television in Northern Lower Michigan
and the Eastern Upper Peninsula of Michigan, including Traverse City

Reception may vary by location and some stations may only be viewable with cable television

Traverse City and Cadillac

WPBN (7.1 NBC, 7.2 ABC, 7.3 Comet TV) WWTV (9.1 CBS, 9.2 Fox, 9.3 MeTV) WXII-LP 12Analog (MNTV / Cozi) W23EB-D (23.1 3ABN) WMNN-LD
(26.1 News, 26.2 Antenna TV, 26.3 Laff, 26.4 Escape, 26.5 Grit, 26.6 Buzzr) WGTU
(29.1 ABC, 29.2 NBC, 29.3 Comet TV) WFQX (32.1 Fox, 32.2 The CW, 32.3 Ion) / WFUP (45.1 Fox, 45.2 CBS, 45.3 MeTV)


(18.1 H&I, 18.2 Movies!, 18.3 This TV, 18.4 FGO, 18.5 Heartland, 18.7 Classifieds/WKJC-FM, 18.8 Classifieds/WUPS)

Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan and the Straits of Mackinac

WTOM (4.1 NBC, 4.2 ABC, 4.3 Comet TV) WGTQ (8.1 ABC, 8.2 NBC, 8.3 Comet TV) WWUP (10.1 CBS, 10.2 Fox, 10.3 MeTV) W28DY-D (28.1 3ABN)

Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario

(12.1 Global) CHCH 38Analog (Ind.)

Public television

WCMU 14 / WCMW 21 / WCMV 27 (.1 PBS, .2 PBS
Kids, .3 Create)

Cable-only stations

FOX Sports Detroit MGTV "WBVC" 61 (CW+) CBMT (CBC, Montreal)


CJIC-TV / CBLT-5 5 (CBC) CICO 20 (TVO) CBLFT 26 (Radio-Canada) W46AD 46 (PBS) W54CR 54 (Fox) W67CS 67 (TBN) W69AV 69 (PBS)

broadcast television areas by city Alpena Detroit Duluth, MN Flint–Saginaw–Bay City Grand Rapids/Kalamazoo Green Bay, WI Lansing/Jackson Marquette Northern Michigan South Bend, IN Toledo, OH

See also Ontario
TV Milwaukee TV

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Independent television stations in Canada


CHCH Hamilton CHEK Victoria CFHD Montreal CFTU Montreal CJON St. John's


CHNU Fraser Valley CIIT Winnipeg CJIL Lethbridge



CFTS Teslin CFTV Leamington CHCO St. Andrews CHET Chetwynd CHMG Quebec City CHNE Cheticamp CHOB Hobbema CHVC Valemount CIHC Hay River CIMC Isle Madame CIRE High Prairie CH4472 Ashcroft CH5248 Neepawa VX9AMK Toronto


CFEG Abbotsford CFSO Cardston


CIER Ear Falls ATV Ear Falls NAN Various locations

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Television news in Canada

Broadcast news divisions

CBC News

CBC Television national/local

CTV News
CTV News
(CTV/CTV Two) CityNews
(City) Global News
Global News
(Global) Le Téléjournal (Ici Radio- Canada
Télé) TVA Nouvelles (TVA) Omni News
Omni News
(Omni Television)

Specialty channels


English ATN Times Now Business News Network CBC News
CBC News
Network CPAC (English) CTV News
CTV News
Channel IDNR-TV The Weather Network

French Avis de Recherche CPAC (French) Ici RDI Le Canal Nouvelles MétéoMédia

Third language 5 Kanal ATN DD News Fairchild TV
Fairchild TV
News (Fairchild TV) Sky TG24 Zee 24 Taas


English CP24
(GTA) Global News: BC 1 (British Columbia)

Audio and/or text only

AMI-audio Canadian Press Cable Service Canal M


Argent ATN NDTV 24x7 Bloomberg TV Canada CBC Parliamentary Television Network CHCH-DT1 CityNews
Channel ichannel MS NBC
Canada Niagara News TV Sun News Network

1 - Still on the air, but no longer carrying a dedicated news format.


Aaj Tak (India) ABP News
ABP News
(India) Aksyon TV International (Philippines) Al Arabiya
Al Arabiya
(United Arab Emirates) Al Jazeera English
Al Jazeera English
(Qatar) ARY News
ARY News
(Pakistan) BBC World News
BBC World News
International (USA) C NBC
(USA) C CTV News
CTV News
(China) Deutsche Welle
Deutsche Welle
(Germany) euronews (France) Fox News Channel
Fox News Channel
(USA) France 24
France 24
(France) HLN (USA) India Today
India Today
(India) MS NBC
(USA) NDTV 24x7
NDTV 24x7
(India) NTN 24 (Colombia) Phoenix InfoNews Channel
Phoenix InfoNews Channel
(Hong Kong) Rai News24
Rai News24
(Italy) RT (Russia) SIC Notícias (Portugal)

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Regional and local television news channels in North America


CP24 Global News: BC 1

United States




NECN News 12 Networks

LI NJ CT Westchester Bronx Brooklyn Traffic and Weather

Ocean State Networks NewsChannel 8 NY1

Noticias Rail and Road

PCNC Spectrum News

Buffalo Rochester Capital Region/Hudson Valley Central New York/Southern Tier


Spectrum News
Spectrum News

Bay News 9 News 13

Spectrum News
Spectrum News
North Carolina NewsWatch 15 WSNN-LD

Other areas

Arizona NewsChannel CLTV News 9 Now / News on 6 Now News-Press 3 NOW MI News 26 Spectrum News
Spectrum News
Austin/San Antonio


6 News Lawrence1 Idaho's Very Own 24/71 Comcast Network1 CityNews
Channel CHCH-DT1 Florida's News Channel InfoMás KAUT-TV1 KMYT-TV1 KNWS-TV1 Las Vegas One LNC5 News 24 Houston News 9 San Antonio NWCN OC Channel NewsChannel 5 Niagara News TV Orange County Newschannel ONN SANN TXCN WMTW
All News Channel WRNN-TV1

1 - Still on the air, but no longer carrying a dedicated news format.

Note This is an incomplete list

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Channel Zero

Broadcast television

CHCH (Ind.)

Specialty channels

AOV Adult Movie Channel Maleflixxx Television Rewind Silver Screen Classics XXX Action Clips Channel

Other assets

ANDPOP.com Channel Zero Digital Channel Zero World Media Chart Attack M