Community TV is a television channel which serves to balance democratic voices presenting programs which are usually produced locally and without commercial or governemtal influances. That TV station is operated by a local non-profit organization which can provide production facilities and access. It can be delivered to viewers by cable TV, satellite and over-the-air free broadcasts.
What is Cable Community Access TV?
Every television service provider must re-invest into local TV, traditionally this was done by operating or fundung a community channel. These channels are only found on cable TV subscriptions.
In 2016 Canada's Telecommunications giants lobbied the CRTC to allow 50% of community TV funding to be re-directed into their own commercial TV stations.
Is CHCO-TV owned by the cable company?
No. CHCO-TV has always been operated locally by Charlotte County volunteers since 1993, completely independent of the cable company. In 2011 the CRTC removed access to funding for independent community channels.
What is over-the-air television?
Video content that is broadcast or "streamed" freely without the use of an internet connection. St. Andrews Community Channel expanded its service freely to all of St. Andrews viewers with an antenna on channel 26 in November 2006. Plans are being made to switch CHCO-TV over-the-air service to digital HD with a larger reach by 2022.
What is UHF Television?
Just as AM and FM represent two types of radio "Channels", VHF and UHF do the same for television. VHF are channels 2 - 13, while UHF channels are 14 - 69. To watch UHF channels your TV must be set to OFF-AIR, ANTENNA or CABLE-OFF.
Free over-the-air TV in Charlotte County include: CHCO-TV St. Andrews on Channel 26* Maine Public WMED-DT on Channel 13.1 HD, 13.2 PBS Create, 13.3 PBS World & 13.4 PBS Kids CTV Saint John channel 9.1 Global Saint John channel 12.1 Saint John stations need good antenna height.