On July 31, 2012, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)/Radio-Canada shut down 623 analog over-the-air television transmitters. The CBC’s website includes a list of affected transmitters and possible options for affected households.
The CRTC can authorize a broadcaster to air programming, but cannot force it to continue operating its stations or transmitters. If you use an antenna to watch television and received an analog signal from CBC/Radio-Canada, you will need to change how you receive this signal. You may consider receiving your television signals from cable, satellite or telephone companies who offer television service.
You may also contact Shaw Direct to see if you qualify for the Local Television Satellite Solution. Through this program, Shaw Direct will provide and install satellite receivers and dishes at no charge, as well as offer free access to local or regional television stations. For more information, you may contact Shaw Direct by visiting its website or calling 1-866-782-7690.
For further information about the CBC/Radio-Canada shutdown of analog transmitters, please contact the CBC at 1-888-303-5172 or firstname.lastname@example.org.