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Yes, we have high definition television! Contrary to what you may have heard, you can get free off-air HDTV programming in Eastern Ontario and Western Quebec. This page contains a list of all current and future Canadian and American channels for the region, their status and power levels, plus a location map of all DTV (required for HDTV) transmitters currently broadcasting in the Eastern Ontario, Western Quebec and Northern New York areas.

For answers to common questions, please see the HDTV FAQ.

Comments, suggestions, corrections, or channel updates? Speak out in the HDTV Forum or send me an email!

Current Status (as of January 21, 2010)
DTV    Network Affiliation Power Level Location Current Status
17
65-1
Citytv
CITY 65
5.1 kW (215.4 m)
Herbert Corners
(a.k.a. Manotick)
Inactive - Under Consideration
Rogers has applied to add a transitional digital transmitter in Ottawa on Channel 17 even though this channel was oritinally allocated to CHRO-TV-43.
Rogers has applied to stay on 17 after the Canadian analog shutdown even though it was originally allocated to CJMT_14 post transition.
20
20-1
SUN TV
CKXT 20
5.1 kW
(332.9 m)
Camp Fortune Active Normal Power
(1080i/5.1)

Shows HD programming as well as widescreen programming upconverted DVD-quality widescreen.
This channel is scheduled to move to 33 after the Canadian analog shutdown (currntly allocated to CHCH).
22
9-1
CBC (F)
CBOFT 9
36.3 kW
(332.9 m)
Camp Fortune Active Normal Power
(1080i/5.1)
CBC French.
This channel is scheduled to revert to 9 after the Canadian analog shutdown.
23
18-1
PBS
WNPI 18
40 kW
(241.6 m)
Directionality
Norwood, NY Active Normal Power
(1080i/5.1)
PBS HD
18-2
Sub Channel (480p/2.0)WNPI SD Simulcast
18-3
Sub Channel (480p/2.0)PBS Think Bright
They have applied to increase ERP to 60.5 kW but it is unkown if/when this will be approved.
25
4-1
CBC
CBOT 4
90.7 kW
(332.9 m)
Camp Fortune Active Normal Power
(1080i/5.1)
Shows HD programming as well as most existing widescreen CBC programming upconverted DVD-quality widescreen.
This channel is scheduled to stay on 25 after the Canadian analog shutdown.
27
27-1
OMNI 1
CFMT 60
7.09 kW
(202.3 m)
Herbert Corners
(a.k.a. Manotick)
Active Normal Power
(1080i/5.1)

Broadcasting full time since May 2009.
This channel is scheduled to stay on 27 after the Canadian analog shutdown.
38
57-1
PBS
WCFE 57
55 kW
(737 m)
Directionality
Plattsburgh, NY Active Full Power
(1080i/5.1)
PBS HD
57-2
Sub Channel (480p/2.0) MHz Worldview
57-3
Sub Channel (480p/2.0) PBS World
They have applied to increase ERP to 200 kW but it is unkown if/when this will be approved.
66
66-1
OMNI 2
CJMT 14
7.11 kW
(202.3 m)
Herbert Corners
(a.k.a. Manotick)
Active Normal Power
(1080i/5.1)

Broadcasting full time since May 2009, though many people are having dificulties receiving it.
This channel is now scheduled to move to 20 after the Canadian analog shutdown (currently used by Sun TV).


Location Map: Eastern Ontario/Western Quebec, Canada & Northern New York, USA

Click on the map for a larger version.


Depending on your location and antenna capabilities, you may also receive some of these stations. I removed the stations from Montreal and Northern Vermont as the information was out of date and most people in Eastern Ontario/Western Quebec won't be able to receive them:

Other DTV Stations in Northern New York
DTV  Network Affiliation Power Level Location Current Status
21
50-1
ABC
WWTI 50
25 kW
(331 m)
Directionality
Watertown, NY Active Low Power
(720p/?.?)
 Broadcasts the same programs as WWTI 50 in HDTV when available.
50-2
Sub Channel (480p/2.0) The CW Television Network 
7
7-1
CBS
WWNY 7
14.5 kW
(203 m)
Directionality
Carthage, NY Active Partial Power
(1080i/?.?)
WWNY in HD
7-2
Sub Channel (480p/2.0) Digital broadcast of WNYF Fox-28 (owned by WWNY). 
They have applied to increase ERP to 24.9 kW but it is unkown if/when this will be approved.
WNYF-DT will broadcast in HD on 35 at 15 kW ERP (the max allowed to LPTV stations) and in SD on 7-2.
41
16-1
PBS
WPBS 16
40 kW
(370 m)
Directionality
Watertown, NY Active Normal Power
(1080i/5.1)
PBS HD
16-2
Sub Channel (480p/2.0)WPBS SD Simulcast
16-3
Sub Channel (480p/2.0)PBS Think Bright
They have applied to increase ERP to 59 kW but it is unkown if/when this will be approved.


The following DTV stations have been allocated by the CRTC, but an application has not been approved (or possibly even received) by the CRTC to start broadcasting. If an application were to be approved tomorrow, it would probably take at least a couple years for the station to go on air. I have only included originating stations and major repeaters as it is likely that most low power repeaters will not transition to digital any time soon and may go dark after the Canadian analog shutdown on August 31, 2011:

DTV Stations Not Approved
DTV    Network Affiliation Power Level Location Current Status
7
5-1
A
CHRO 5
unknown
Pembroke Inactive - Not Approved
Pembroke is not on the list of cities in Canada required to transition to digital. As a result this transmitter may go dark after the analog shutdown, though this station may be transmitted locally (along with other stations) as part of a multicast service.
This channel is scheduled to move to 51 after the Canadian analog shutdown.
12
6-1
Global
CIII 6
unknown
Camp Fortune Inactive - Not Approved
Originating station in Toronto is now live. Global stated Calgary and Edmonton are next. Unknown what the timeline is for the Ottawa repeater.
This channel is scheduled to revert to 6 after the Canadian analog shutdown.
15
40-1
TVA
CHOT 40
unknown
Camp Fortune Inactive - Not Approved
This channel is scheduled to revert to 40 after the Canadian analog shutdown.
20
24-1
TVO
CICO 24
unknown
Camp Fortune Inactive - Not Approved
TVO hasn't applied for a transitional DTV license for any of their transmitters and have no plans to do so in the short term. TVO's allocation was used by Sun TV, so it is unlikely they plan to start broadcasting digtally before the analog shutdown
This channel is scheduled to revert to 24 after the Canadian analog shutdown.
33
11-1
CHCH
CHCH 11
unknown
Herbert Corners
(a.k.a. Manotick)
Inactive - Not Approved
Originating station in Hamilton is live. Unknown what the timeline is for the Ottawa repeater.
This channel is scheduled to move to 22 after the Canadian analog shutdown (currently used by CBOFT-DT).
42
32-1
CTS
CITS 32
unknown
Herbert Corners
(a.k.a. Manotick)
Inactive - Not Approved
Originating station in Hamilton is live. Unknown what the timeline is for the Ottawa repeater.
This channel is scheduled to remain on 42 after the Canadian analog shutdown.
49
34-1
TQS
CFGS 34
unknown
Camp Fortune Inactive - Not Approved
This channel is scheduled to revert to 34 after the Canadian analog shutdown.
58
13-1
CTV
CJOH 13
unknown
Camp Fortune Inactive - Not Approved
CTVgm is licenced to provide an HD direct feed to BDUs until the scheduled Canadian analog shutdown on August 31, 2011, thus they will likely flash cut from analog to digital.
This channel is scheduled to revert to 13 after the Canadian analog shutdown.
64
30-1
R-QF
CIVO 30
unknown
Camp Fortune Inactive - Not Approved
This channel is scheduled to revert to 30 after the Canadian analog shutdown.
67
43-1
A
CHRO 43
unknown
Herbert Corners
(a.k.a. Manotick)
Inactive - Not Approved
CTVgm applied to provide an HD direct feed to BDUs until a digital transitional licence is approved. They later said that it is unlikely they will proceed with the conversion of the “A” licences, unless conditions improve.
This channel is scheduled to revert to 43 after the Canadian analog shutdown.
69
11-1
CBC
CKWS 11
unknown
Kingston Inactive - Not Approved
Kingston is not on the list of cities in Canada required to transition to digital. As a result this transmitter may go dark after the analog shutdown, though this station may be transmitted locally (along with other stations) as part of a multicast service.
This channel is scheduled to revert to 11 after the Canadian analog shutdown.

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