CONSPIRACY NEWS – End of analog tv signals canada september 2011 bad idea; family television education programs affected low income families will feel the hardship to have to dole out extra finances to pay for cable.
I my self as a kid grew up with only 2 or three tv channels depending on the weather and reception. So why isn’t the Canadian government compensating cable users or offering a small affordable cable package for educational tv programs to low income families or pay for a converter that is around 70 dollars to get tv signals still its not there [ low income families] fault these changes are made?
This is maybe what the government is trying to do is to make people more internet savvy or reign in the digital technology for the better or worse? Like the dire straights song “I want my MTV” people should be asking I want my free tv instead, or money for nothing cable channels for free?
– Keith ranville
Digital television (DTV) is the transmission of audio and video by digital signals, in contrast to the analog signals used by analog TV. Many countries are replacing over-the-air broadcast analog television with digital television to allow other uses of the radio spectrum formerly used for analog TV broadcast.
There are a number of different ways to receive digital television. One of the oldest means of receiving DTV (and TV in general) is using an antenna (known as an aerial in some countries). This way is known as Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT). With DTT, viewers are limited to whatever channels the antenna picks up. Signal quality will also vary Link
The transition to digital television promises free HDTV, better picture and sound, more channels and more efficient use of the public airways. For some Canadians, however — those who live in small towns and who use an antenna TV — the shutdown of analog TV signals in 2011 could mean that they lose some channels altogether. Link