List of United States stations available in Canada

This page lists all of the local over-the-air television stations in the United States that are carried in Canada via cable/digital cable or satellite. This list also includes stations that were formerly carried, but have since been dropped.

The stations are organized by market, starting in the east (Maine) and ending in the west (California). Not all stations are available in all areas. A station that has the word "bumped" next to it means that the station has been replaced by one of the stations from the CANCOM services, most likely either a Buffalo or Detroit local station in the east, or a Spokane or Seattle local station in the west.

American over-the-air services distributed locally

These channels appear on certain cable systems in Canada. However, the CRTC has not authorized their distribution outside of the areas in which these channels can be picked up over-the-air; hence, they are not available for national distribution. There are other American stations available in Canada near the American border, but they are only available over-the-air and are not carried on any cable system.

  • FOX:
    • WJBK Detroit (available in Windsor/Sarnia/Chatham-Kent; available on Cogeco cable in Windsor area)
    • KMSP-TV Minneapolis (available in Thunder Bay)
  • CBS:
    • WAGM-TV Presque Isle (available in Northwestern New Brunswick)
    • WOIO Cleveland (available in St. Thomas)
    • WCCO-TV Minneapolis (available in Thunder Bay)
  • ABC:
    • WDAZ-TV Grand Forks (available in Winnipeg)
    • KSTP-TV Minneapolis (available in Thunder Bay)
  • The CW:
    • WKBD-TV Detroit (available in Windsor/Sarnia/Chatham-Kent)
    • WNLO Buffalo (available in Southern Ontario)
    • KSTW Tacoma (available in Vancouver/Southern British Columbia and Vancouver Island)
    • WUAB Cleveland (available in London)
  • Me-TV:
    • KVOS-TV Bellingham (available in Vancouver/Southern British Columbia and Vancouver Island)
  • MyNetworkTV:
    • WMYD Detroit (available in Windsor/Sarnia/Chatham-Kent)
    • WNYO-TV Buffalo (available in Southern Ontario)
  • PBS:
    • WMED-TV (available in New Brunswick)
    • KFME-TV Fargo (available in Winnipeg/Northwestern Ontario in high-definition)
    • KGFE-TV Grand Forks (available in Winnipeg)
    • KTCI Minneapolis (available in Thunder Bay)
    • WCFE-TV Plattsburgh (available in Montreal)
    • WPBS-DT Watertown (available in Ottawa)
    • WNED-TV Buffalo (available in Southern Ontario)
    • WQLN-TV Erie (available in London)

Superstations

These stations are listed as superstations, and are carried on many if not most or all cable and satellite systems in Canada.

Market/city Call sign Affiliation Available? Notes
Atlanta, Georgia WPCH-TV Independent Yes Carried on most cable/satellite providers, from its earlier days as WTBS-TV. Superstation feed was never carried in Canada. Negotiations are in process between CRTC and cable/satellite providers to carry TBS as a separate cable service.
Chicago, Illinois WGN-TV Independent Yes WGN-TV is a Superstation. Also, broadcasts of hockey games are sometimes rebroadcast on NHL Center Ice. Some blackouts may apply to NHL and NBA games on some systems. No longer available on Cogeco Cable.
Boston, Massachusetts WSBK-TV MyNetworkTV Yes WSBK is a Superstation.
New York City, New York WWOR-TV MyNetworkTV Yes WWOR-TV is a Superstation.
New York City, New York WPIX The CW Yes WPIX is a Superstation.
Denver, Colorado KWGN-TV The CW Unknown Not carried yet; authorized by CRTC but has not been added by any Canadian cable company to date.
Los Angeles, California KTLA The CW Yes KTLA is a Superstation.

Shaw Broadcast Services / nationwide coverage

Seattle and Detroit stations are carried via Shaw Broadcast Services, and are available nationwide to Shaw Direct customers and domestic cable TV operators, as well as to some Northern United States communities.

Shaw has announced its intention to drop all Buffalo feeds and coverage of Detroit Fox O&O WJBK, effective end of April 2009.[1]

Market/city Call sign Affiliation Available? Notes
Rochester, New York WUHF Fox Yes Replaced WJBK FOX Detroit
Buffalo, New York WIVB-TV CBS Dropped
Buffalo, New York WKBW-TV ABC Dropped
Buffalo, New York WGRZ NBC Dropped
Buffalo, New York WUTV Fox Dropped
Buffalo, New York WNED-TV PBS Yes
Detroit, Michigan WWJ-TV CBS Yes
Detroit, Michigan WXYZ-TV ABC Yes
Detroit, Michigan WDIV-TV NBC Yes
Detroit, Michigan WJBK Fox Dropped Replaced by WUHF FOX Rochester
Detroit, Michigan WTVS PBS Yes
Spokane, Washington KREM CBS Yes
Spokane, Washington KXLY-TV ABC Yes
Spokane, Washington KHQ-TV NBC Yes
Spokane, Washington KAYU-TV Fox Yes
Spokane, Washington KSPS-TV PBS Yes
Seattle, Washington KIRO-TV CBS Yes
Seattle, Washington KOMO-TV ABC Yes
Seattle, Washington KING-TV NBC Yes
Tacoma, Washington KCPQ Fox Yes
Seattle, Washington KCTS-TV PBS Yes
Atlanta, Georgia WPCH-TV Independent Yes WPCH-TV is a Superstation.
Chicago, Illinois WGN-TV Independent Yes WGN-TV is a Superstation.
Boston, Massachusetts WSBK-TV MyNet Yes WSBK-TV is a Superstation.
New York City, New York WPIX The CW Yes WPIX is a Superstation.
Los Angeles, California KTLA The CW Yes KTLA is a Superstation.

Bell TV / nationwide coverage

Bell TV carries Boston and Seattle local stations nationally.

Bell carries many Seattle related television stations.

Market/city Call sign Affiliation Available? Notes
Boston, Massachusetts WBTS-LD NBC Yes
Boston, Massachusetts WBZ-TV CBS Yes
Boston, Massachusetts WCVB-TV ABC Yes
Boston, Massachusetts WHDH Independent Dropped at station's network change WHDH became independent January 1, 2017;
WBTS-LD replaced it as the new NBC Boston station.
Boston, Massachusetts WFXT Fox Yes
Boston, Massachusetts WGBH PBS Yes
Seattle, Washington KIRO-TV CBS Yes
Seattle, Washington KOMO-TV ABC Yes
Seattle, Washington KING-TV NBC Yes
Tacoma, Washington KCPQ Fox Yes
Seattle, Washington KCTS-TV PBS Yes
Atlanta, Georgia WPCH-TV Independent Yes WPCH-TV (formerly known as WTBS-TV) is associated with the U.S. superstation TBS, formerly as an Atlanta feed of the aforementioned superstation, but was relaunched as a local station geared towards the Atlanta market in 2007. As such, the channel does not air nationally in the United States.
Chicago, Illinois WGN-TV Independent Yes WGN-TV is a Superstation. It had been dropped at one point, but is on their cable system nationally as of 2017. [2]
Boston, Massachusetts WSBK-TV MyNet Yes WSBK-TV is a Superstation.
New York City, New York WPIX The CW Yes WPIX is a Superstation.
Los Angeles, California KTLA The CW Yes KTLA is a Superstation.

Other stations / local coverage

These other stations are not carried nationally, and may only be available in a certain region or even a few towns. Some stations are available over-the-air only.

Eastern Canada

These stations are carried in the Atlantic Canadian provinces of New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, and Newfoundland and Labrador, across many cable systems.

Market/city Call sign Affiliation Available? Notes
Presque Isle, Maine WAGM-TV CBS Partial CBS only and residences of McAdam, New Brunswick, Fredericton, New Brunswick, Oromocto, New Brunswick and Woodstock, New Brunswick can only see this station via antenna, due to cable bans of those Maine signals to Boston signals except for WUTV in Buffalo also replacing WUHF, also a New York signal.
Presque Isle, Maine WMEM-TV PBS Partial PBS
Bangor, Maine WABI-TV CBS Dropped Bumped
Bangor, Maine WVII-TV ABC Dropped Bumped in 1990 for most of Atlantic Canada and some in 1998 to avoid some coincidences with commercials before Simultaneous Substitution for soap operas to CBC for Ryan's Hope, All My Children and One Life to Live; then, after these shows, General Hospital is on ATV, and in 1991, it moved to MITV (now Global Maritimes).
Bangor, Maine WLBZ NBC Dropped Bumped in favour of CANCOM's distribution of WDIV-TV in Newfoundland in 1985 and WHDH-TV in the Maritimes after the 1996 Summer Olympics
Bangor, Maine WFVX-LD Fox No
Bangor, Maine WMEB-TV PBS No
Portland, Maine WMTW ABC Dropped Bumped
Portland, Maine WCBB PBS Yes MPBN
Boston, Massachusetts WBTS-LD NBC Yes
Boston, Massachusetts WBZ-TV CBS Yes
Boston, Massachusetts WCVB-TV ABC Yes
Boston, Massachusetts WHDH NBC Dropped Bumped in favor of WBTS-LD, due to WHDH becoming independent
Boston, Massachusetts WFXT Fox Yes
Boston, Massachusetts WGBH-TV PBS Yes WGBH had also operated a satellite uplink of all Boston locals on behalf of Bell TV.
Boston, Massachusetts WGBX-TV PBS No

Province of Quebec, Cornwall/Hawkesbury Ontario

These stations are available to cable and satellite customers in Quebec City, Sherbrooke, and Montreal.

Market/city Call sign Affiliation Available? Notes
Burlington/Plattsburgh WCAX-TV CBS Yes Carried on cable in Montreal and Quebec City
Burlington/Plattsburgh WVNY ABC Yes Carried on cable in Montreal and Quebec City
Burlington/Plattsburgh WPTZ-TV NBC Yes Carried on cable in Montreal and Quebec City
Burlington/Plattsburgh WFFF-TV Fox Yes Carried on cable in Montreal and Quebec City (FOX only)
Burlington/Plattsburgh WETK-TV PBS Yes Carried on cable in Montreal
Burlington/Plattsburgh WCFE-TV PBS Yes Carried on cable in Montreal and Quebec City
Burlington/Plattsburgh WWBI-LP ION Dropped Dropped at CRTC's requests; station ceased operations in 2007
Rochester, New York WUHF Fox Dropped First FOX affiliate to be shown on cable in Montreal. Replaced with WUTV-TV FOX Buffalo.
Buffalo, New York WUTV Fox Dropped Second FOX affiliate to be shown on cable in Montreal. Replaced with WFFF-TV when it first came on air.

Eastern Ontario

Main article: Watertown TV, Ontario TV, and Ottawa-Gatineau TV

These stations are or were carried in the National Capital Region, Pembroke, Ontario, Ottawa, and Kingston, Ontario. This region also includes Peterborough, and towns along the northern shore of Lake Ontario.

Market/city Call sign Affiliation Available? Notes
Watertown, New York WWNY-TV CBS Yes Carried in Kingston-Brockville, where it is easily available over-the-air. Was formerly carried in Ottawa, dropped due to signal quality issues from distance. WNYF/Fox 7.2 digital subchannel OTA-only; Watertown digital subchannels are not on cable and not listed in Kingston local TV listings.
Watertown, New York WWTI-TV ABC Yes Carried in Kingston; The CW Plus WWTI 50.2 digital subchannel available over-the-air only/not in local TV listings.
Watertown, New York WNYF-CD Fox No Low-power HDTV signal only available with full-size rooftop antenna, but a standard-definition WWNY-DT2 digital subchannel provides solid A-grade coverage over-the-air in Kingston, Ontario. More-distant Syracuse and (later) Buffalo signals are distributed by Kingston's Cogeco cable system instead of the more local Watertown affiliate.
Watertown, New York WPBS-DT PBS Yes Carried in Ottawa and Pembroke (via WNPI-TV), Kingston directly (as WPBS-DT). Digital subchannels (Create/ThinkBright, PBS-HD) not carried by cable operators but readily available over-the-air in Kingston.
Syracuse, New York WTVH-TV CBS dropped Was carried in Kingston; had been bumped to higher cable converter channels in favour of WWNY-TV, before being dropped altogether after the United States' digital transition.
Syracuse, New York WSYR-TV ABC dropped Was carried in Kingston; had been bumped to higher cable converter channels in favour of commonly owned WWTI-TV, which now occupies the "cable 9" position. Station was dropped altogether after the digital transition, like WTVH, above.
Syracuse, New York WSTM-TV NBC dropped Was carried in Kingston; OTA signal was fringe analogue reception, main channel only. Syracuse locals were dropped in favour of Buffalo NY after 2009's digital transition.[3]
Syracuse, New York WSYT Fox dropped Was carried in Kingston, although over-the-air availability is weak to limited compared to WWNY-DT2. Despite the ready availability of a Watertown-based Fox TV affiliate, the Syracuse locals were dropped in favour of Buffalo NY after 2009's digital transition.[3]
Syracuse, New York WCNY-TV PBS No Intermittently viewable over-the-air in the Kingston-Watertown, New York market but notable by its absence from cable systems, which instead carry WPBS-DT (for Kingston and Ottawa) or WTVS-TV PBS Detroit (for Brockville, Ontario).
Rochester, New York WROC-TV CBS Yes Carried on cable systems in Belleville, Cobourg, and along the northern shore of Lake Ontario. Bumped from Ottawa-area cable systems.
Rochester, New York WHAM-TV ABC Yes Carried on cable systems in Belleville, Cobourg, and along the northern shore of Lake Ontario. Bumped from Ottawa-area cable systems.
Rochester, New York WHEC-TV NBC Yes Carried on cable systems in Belleville, Cobourg, and along the northern shore of Lake Ontario. Bumped from Ottawa-area cable systems.
Rochester, New York WUHF Fox Yes Carried on cable systems in Belleville, Cobourg, and along the northern shore of Lake Ontario. Bumped from Ottawa-area cable systems.
Rochester, New York WXXI-TV PBS Yes Carried on cable systems in Belleville, Cobourg, and along the northern shore of Lake Ontario. Was never available on cable in the Ottawa area, due to WPBS-DT.
Buffalo, New York WNYO-TV MyNet Yes Carried on cable systems in Brockville and Cornwall, as well as much of Southern Ontario.

Southern Ontario

Main articles: Greater Toronto TV, Ontario TV

These stations are carried throughout the Greater Toronto Area and Golden Horseshoe on a variety of cable systems.

Market/city Call sign Affiliation Available? Notes
Rochester, New York WUHF Fox Yes Carried on cable systems in Belleville, Ontario and along the northern shore of Lake Ontario
Buffalo, New York WIVB-TV CBS Yes
Buffalo, New York WKBW-TV ABC Yes
Buffalo, New York WGRZ NBC Yes
Buffalo, New York WUTV Fox Yes
Buffalo, New York WNED-TV PBS Yes
Buffalo, New York WNLO The CW Yes
Buffalo, New York WNYO-TV MyNet Yes Carried on cable systems in Brockville and Cornwall, as well as much of Southern Ontario.

London, Ontario

These stations are carried in the London and St. Thomas area.

Market/city Call sign Affiliation Available? Notes
Buffalo, New York WIVB-TV CBS No
Buffalo, New York WKBW-TV ABC No
Buffalo, New York WGRZ NBC No
Buffalo, New York WUTV Fox No
Buffalo, New York WNED-TV PBS Yes Carried in London on digital cable television
Buffalo, New York WNLO The CW Yes Carried in London on digital cable television
Buffalo, New York WNYO-TV MyNet Yes Carried in London on digital cable television
Erie, Pennsylvania WSEE-TV CBS Bumped Bumped in London and area years ago (1980s)
Erie, Pennsylvania WJET-TV ABC No Recently bumped in London (August 18, 2009)
Erie, Pennsylvania WICU-TV NBC Bumped Recently bumped in London (August 18, 2009)
Erie, Pennsylvania WFXP Fox No
Erie, Pennsylvania WQLN PBS Yes Carried in London
Cleveland, Ohio WOIO CBS Yes Carried in St. Thomas, was briefly available in London on digital cable in 2006
Cleveland, Ohio WEWS-TV ABC Dropped Replaced with WJET in 1969 (Northern London) and 1977 (southern London)
Cleveland, Ohio WKYC NBC Dropped Dropped in 1974, replaced with CIII-DT Toronto when it launched
Cleveland, Ohio WJW Fox Dropped Dropped in the 1970s
Cleveland, Ohio WVIZ-TV PBS No
Cleveland, Ohio WUAB The CW Yes Carried in London
Detroit, Michigan WWJ-TV CBS Yes Carried in London
Detroit, Michigan WXYZ-TV ABC Yes Carried in London
Detroit, Michigan WDIV-TV NBC Yes Carried in London
Detroit, Michigan WJBK-TV Fox Yes Carried in London
Detroit, Michigan WTVS-TV PBS Yes Carried in London

Windsor, Ontario/Chatham, Ontario

Main articles: Detroit TV, Toledo TV, Cleveland TV, Lansing TV

These stations are or were carried in the Windsor, Ontario market, serving Windsor, Essex County, Leamington, Ontario, Chatham-Kent, Ontario, Lambton County and even parts of Middlesex County and Elgin County. Also refer to CRTC decisions archive for details on the Windsor/Leamington-area cable listings.

Market/city Call sign Affiliation Available? Notes
Cleveland, Ohio WOIO CBS Yes Listed in local Windsor TV Guides until 1999. May be carried in Chatham-Kent, at Cogeco (local cable operator)'s choice. Carried in St. Thomas, and was briefly available to London-area viewers on digital cable television.
Cleveland, Ohio WEWS-TV ABC Dropped Bumped from Shaw Cable when Cogeco took over in 2000. Available to southern Essex County only. May be carried in Chatham-Kent, at Cogeco (local cable operator)'s choice. Bumped on October 17, 2009, from local TV Guides and replaced with WXYZ-DT 7.2.
Cleveland, Ohio WKYC NBC Dropped Bumped from Shaw Cable when Cogeco took over in 2000. Available to southern Essex County only. Bumped on October 17, 2009, from local TV Guides and replaced with WDIV-DT 4.2.
Cleveland, Ohio WJW Fox Dropped Bumped from Shaw Cable when Cogeco took over in 2000. Available to southern Essex County only. May be carried in Leamington and Chatham-Kent, at Cogeco (local cable operator)'s choice. Bumped on October 17, 2009, from local TV Guides and replaced with WTOL-DT 11.2.
Cleveland, Ohio WVIZ PBS No
Cleveland, Ohio WUAB The CW Yes Still carried in London, Ontario, only Cleveland local still listed in Windsor-area TV Guides.
Toledo, Ohio WTOL CBS Partial Listed in local Windsor TV Guides, reception is fair to poor in downtown Windsor, dropped in early 2009 as part of the Digital Transition in the United States.
Toledo, Ohio WTOL-DT 11.2 Me-TV Partial Added to Windsor-area TV Guides on October 17, 2009, replaces WJW from Cleveland. Dropped from listings in August of 2011
Toledo, Ohio WTVG ABC Partial Listed in local Windsor TV Guides, reception is fair to poor in downtown Windsor, dropped in early 2009 as part of the Digital Transition in the United States.
Toledo, Ohio WNWO-TV NBC Dropped Cogeco dropped this station in Windsor to make room for Canadian Learning Television. No longer listed in local Windsor TV Guides. May be carried in Leamington, at Cogeco (local cable operator)'s choice.
Toledo, Ohio WUPW Fox No Formerly listed in local Windsor TV Guides
Toledo, Ohio WTVG-DT 13.2 The CW Partial Added to Windsor-area TV Guides on October 17, 2009, replaces WNWO-TV
Toledo, Ohio WGTE-TV PBS Dropped No longer listed in local Windsor TV Guides, reception is fair to poor in downtown Windsor. May be carried in Leamington, at Cogeco (local cable operator)'s choice, dropped in Windsor and Leamington in the late 1980s. Replaced with WTVS-DT2
Detroit, Michigan WWJ-TV CBS Yes
Detroit, Michigan WXYZ-TV ABC Yes
Detroit, Michigan WDIV-TV NBC Yes
Detroit, Michigan WJBK Fox Yes
Detroit, Michigan WTVS PBS Yes
Detroit, Michigan WTVS-DT 56.2 PBS (alternate programming) Partial Added to TV Guides on October 17, 2009 (replaces WGTE-TV), not available on cable
Detroit, Michigan WKBD-TV The CW Yes Carried in Windsor and area, not nationally carried otherwise
Detroit, Michigan WMYD MyNet Yes Carried in Windsor and area, not nationally carried otherwise
Detroit, Michigan WDIV-DT 4.2 This TV Partial Added on October 17, 2009 (replaces WKYC), not available on cable
Detroit, Michigan WXYZ-DT 7.2 Retro TV Partial Added on October 17, 2009 (replaces WEWS), not available on cable
Detroit, Michigan WUDT-LD Daystar No Not listed in local Windsor TV Guides, signal is fair in downtown Windsor.
Mount Clemens, Michigan WADL Independent/ The Word Unknown Not carried in Windsor or Essex County, probably still carried in other parts of Southwestern Ontario, listed in TV Guides
Mount Clemens, Michigan WADL-DT2 Ante TV Partial Added to TV Guides on October 17, 2009 (replaces WNWO-TV), not available on cable
Lansing, Michigan WLNS-TV CBS No Listed in local Windsor TV Guides until 1993
Lansing, Michigan WILX-TV NBC No Listed in local Windsor TV Guides until 1993, alongside CFPL-DT, London's channel 10

Northeastern Ontario

Main article: Ontario TV, Northern Michigan TV

These stations are or were carried in Northern Ontario, including Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario.

Market/city Call sign Affiliation Available? Notes
Rochester, New York WOKR-TV ABC Bumped Sudbury/North Bay/Timmins; bumped for WXYZ Detroit
Rochester, New York WUHF-TV Fox Yes
Buffalo, New York WIVB-TV CBS Dropped Bumped for WWTV Traverse City
Buffalo, New York WKBW-TV ABC No
Buffalo, New York WGRZ NBC Dropped Bumped for WDIV Detroit
Buffalo, New York WUTV Fox No
Buffalo, New York WNED-TV PBS Yes Sudbury/North Bay/Timmins only
Detroit, Michigan WWJ-TV CBS Yes
Detroit, Michigan WXYZ-TV ABC Yes
Detroit, Michigan WDIV-TV NBC Yes
Detroit, Michigan WJBK Fox No
Detroit, Michigan WTVS PBS Yes Except Sudbury/North Bay/Timmins
Flint, Michigan WJRT-TV ABC Dropped Sault Ste. Marie, ON only; bumped for WXYZ Detroit
Marquette, Michigan WNMU PBS Dropped Sault Ste. Marie only; bumped for WTVS Detroit
Marquette, Michigan WLUC NBC Dropped Only seen along Lake Superior shoreline; bumped for WDIV Detroit
Alpena, Michigan WCML PBS Dropped Not carried in Sault Ste. Marie; bumped for WNED-TV Buffalo (Sudbury/North Bay/Timmins) or WTVS Detroit (elsewhere)
Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan WWTV/WWUP CBS Dropped Bumped for WWJ Detroit
Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan WGTQ ABC Dropped Bumped for WJRT Flint (Sault Ste. Marie only) or WXYZ Detroit (elsewhere)
Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan WTOM NBC Dropped Sault Ste. Marie, ON only; bumped for WDIV Detroit
Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan WWUP Fox No
Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan WCMU-TV PBS No

Northwestern Ontario, Manitoba and Saskatchewan

Main articles: Ontario TV, Manitoba TV, Saskatchewan TV

These stations are carried throughout cities and towns in Northwestern Ontario, Manitoba, and in Saskatchewan.

Market/city Call sign Affiliation Available? Notes
Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota WCCO-TV CBS Yes Shaw Cable, MTS TV
Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota KSTP-TV ABC Yes
Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota KARE NBC Yes Shaw Cable, MTS TV
Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota KMSP-TV Fox Yes MTS TV
Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota KTCA PBS No
Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota KTCI PBS Yes Northwest Ontario, except Kenora
Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota WFTC MyNet Dropped Bumped for KMSP-TV after Fox/UPN switch in 2002.
Pembina, North Dakota KNRR Fox Dropped Available over-the-air in Winnipeg, but bumped off cable in favor for WUHF upon CRTC's request. Semi-satellite of KVRR in Fargo
Williston, North Dakota KUMV NBC Dropped Bumped for KARE or WDIV
Williston, North Dakota KXMD CBS Dropped Bumped for WCCO or WWJ
Grand Forks, North Dakota KGFE PBS Dropped PPTV source signal through digital conversion, now relays Minnesota Channel, not carried in Canada
Grand Forks, North Dakota WDAZ-TV ABC Yes 8.1 ABC only; Shaw Cable, MTS TV
Grand Forks, North Dakota KBRR Fox No
Grand Forks, North Dakota KCGE PBS Yes* PPTV replaced KGFE with KCGE. Only 16.1 carried. Station signal otherwise identical to KFME.
Grand Forks, North Dakota KCPM MyNet No
Fargo, North Dakota KXJB-TV CBS Dropped Bumped for WCCO or WWJ
Fargo, North Dakota WDAY-TV ABC No
Fargo, North Dakota KVLY-TV NBC Dropped Bumped for KARE or WDIV
Fargo, North Dakota KFME PBS Yes 13.1 PPTV Only, Manitoba and Kenora; Shaw Cable, MTS TV
Fargo, North Dakota KVRR Fox No
Great Falls, Montana KFBB-TV ABC Dropped Bumped for WDAZ or WXYZ
Rochester, New York WUHF Fox Yes Shaw Cable
Spokane, Washington KXLY-DT ABC Yes Shaw Cable
Spokane, Washington KREM-DT CBS Yes Shaw Cable
Spokane, Washington KAYU-DT Fox Yes Shaw Cable
Spokane, Washington KHQ-DT NBC Yes Shaw Cable
Detroit, Michigan WTVS-DT PBS Yes Shaw Cable, MTS TV
Seattle, Washington KOMO-DT ABC Yes MTS TV
Seattle, Washington KIRO-DT CBS Yes MTS TV
Seattle, Washington KCPQ Fox Yes MTS TV
Seattle, Washington KING-DT NBC Yes MTS TV
Seattle, Washington KCTS-DT PBS Yes MTS TV

Edmonton Capital Region/Calgary Region of Alberta

Main articles: Alberta TV
Market/city Call sign Affiliation Available? Notes
Spokane, Washington KREM CBS Yes
Spokane, Washington KXLY-TV ABC Yes
Spokane, Washington KHQ-TV NBC Yes
Spokane, Washington KAYU-TV Fox Yes
Spokane, Washington KSPS-TV PBS Yes

Lower Mainland/Vancouver Island of British Columbia

Main articles: British Columbia TV, and Seattle-Bellingham TV

These stations are carried throughout the Lower Mainland of British Columbia, including Vancouver, Victoria, and the Lower Fraser Valley.

Market/city Call sign Affiliation Available? Notes
Bellingham, Washington KBCB SBN No Digital over-the-air signal is available in the Lower Mainland.
Tacoma, Washington KBTC-TV PBS No Digital over-the-air signal is available in the Lower Mainland from a local repeater.
Seattle, Washington KCTS-TV PBS Yes
Tacoma, Washington KCPQ Fox Yes
Seattle, Washington KIRO-TV CBS Yes
Seattle, Washington KOMO-TV ABC Yes
Seattle, Washington KING-TV NBC Yes
Tacoma, Washington KSTW The CW Yes
Bellingham, Washington KVOS-TV Me-TV Yes Digital over-the-air signal is available in the lower mainland. Me-TV is available via cable, but subchannel is not.

See also

References

  1. ^ http://www.shawbroadcast.ca/docs/bulletins/2009_03_05_Termination_of_buffalo_foxdetroit_shawppv7and8.pdf
  2. ^ "List of Bell Satellite Channels". Bell.ca. Bell Canada. Retrieved 18 January 2018.
  3. ^ a b Cogeco to replace channels:Syracuse feeds to be lost, MIKE KOREEN, Kingston Whig-Standard, January 2009

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Category A services

Category A services were a class of Canadian specialty television channel which, as defined by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission, must be offered by all digital cable and direct broadcast satellite providers that have the capability to do so.

Category A services were an amalgamation of the former analog pay and specialty services licensed prior to digital television (with the exception of general interest national news and sports specialty services which are designated as Category C services) and the former category 1 digital specialty channels. In a policy decision released on October 30, 2008, the CRTC decided that all Category 1 digital services as well as all analog pay and specialty channels would be renamed Category A services, effective September 1, 2011.Category A services share a number of similar regulations, including that they must be offered by all television providers in Canada, and have higher Canadian content quota levels than Category B services. They were also previously protected by "genre protection" rules forbidding other specialty channels from directly competing with them, but the CRTC is in the process of phasing out these policies in favour of switching all specialty services to standardized licenses as discretionary services.

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A Category B service is the former term for a Canadian discretionary specialty television channel which, as defined by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission, may be carried by all subscription television providers. Such services were called Category 2 until September 1, 2011.Unlike Category A services, Category B services are not protected as to format. They are licensed to broadcast within defined formats which are not provided by or overly close to an existing protected channel, but their formats are not protected themselves and need not protect other Category B services. Also unlike Category A services, a Category B service does not have guaranteed cable carriage rights, but must directly negotiate carriage with cable distributors. Category B services encompass both pay television and specialty channels.

In December 2012, the CRTC exempted from formal licensing services with less than 200,000 subscribers that would otherwise meet the definition of a Category B service, and services which air 90% of their programming in a language other than English, French, or languages of aboriginal peoples in Canada.Henceforth, most Canadian specialty channels (except for national news and mainstream sports channels, which are classified as Category C services) will be licensed as Category B services.

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Under previous policies, these services were intentionally unprotected from competition by other Category B services of the same genre, but are still "protected" from competition by other discretionary services. In other words, if someone wants to launch a competing service, they must do so by committing to the same obligations, including common requirements for the exhibition and funding of Canadian-produced programming, as others. Discretionary services, by contrast, may not devote more than 10% of their monthly programming to live professional sports.Mainstream news channels are subject to a form of must carry rules; they must be offered on a packaged or standalone basis, but not necessarily on the lowest tier of service, by all digital television providers. Category C sports services are not subject to must-carry rules; distributors must negotiate directly with their operators for carriage.

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The CRTC imposed in 28 mandatory markets a digital transition deadline for full power transmitters of August 31, 2011, with the exception of some CBC transmitters. Two weeks before the deadline, the CBC transmitters were given a temporary one-year extension to remain in analogue. No digital transition deadline has been set for low-power analogue transmitters and analogue transmitters outside the 28 mandatory markets.

In January 2007, Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada stopped issuing licences within Canada for new television transmitters broadcasting in analogue.All remaining analogue terrestrial television signals across Canada are scheduled to be shut down no later than 2022.

Discretionary service

A discretionary service is a Canadian specialty channel which, as defined by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission, may be carried optionally by all subscription television providers. It replaces the previous category A, category B, category C, and premium classifications.Discretionary services may air programming from any of the CRTC's defined categories, although no more than 10% of programming per-month may be devoted to live professional sports. Discretionary services may offer multiplex channels with CRTC permission.

List of Canadian specialty channels

The following is a list of Canadian specialty channels, premium television services, and most other channels not available via terrestrial television.

List of Canadian television channels

Television in Canada has many individual stations and networks and systems.

List of Canadian television networks

Canada has adopted the NTSC and ATSC television transmission standards without any alterations. However, some unique local variations exist for DTH television because of transponder design variation in the Anik series of satellites.

Television in Canada has many individual stations and networks and systems.

List of Canadian television stations

This page lists the table of every television station in Canada by call sign. For the list of television networks in Canada, see the List of Canadian television networks (table).

Under the current digital television transition, television stations in Mandatory Markets, in Canada are launching digital transmissions by August 31, 2011. On August 18, 2011, the CRTC issued a decision that allows CBC's mandatory market rebroadcasting transmitters in analog remain on-air until August 31, 2012. Where known, a digital channel assignment is noted below. Digital channels listed on a green background have already been launched, while those listed on a red background have not yet commenced operations. In some cases, the digital channels have been allocated but the stations have not applied to use them; as there is no requirement that Canadian stations begin digital broadcasts before the end-August 2011 analogue shutdown, it is currently unknown whether some broadcasters will ask to flash-cut on their existing frequencies or to continue on their assigned digital channel.

List of Canadian television stations available in the United States

This page lists all of the stations in Canada that are viewable in parts of the United States.

List of HD channels in Canada

This is a list of current high definition channels that are available in Canada.

List of foreign television channels available in Canada

This is a list of foreign television channels available in Canada. The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) regulates which television channels are allowed to air in Canada. Although the vast majority of television channels available in Canada are Canadian-owned and operated, the CRTC allows certain foreign-owned channels to be broadcast in Canada.

In order for a non-Canadian station/channel to broadcast in Canada it must first listed by the CRTC on the listed as authorized on the List of non-Canadian programming services authorized for distribution. Cable and satellite companies are only allowed to carry the foreign services that are contained in the list. Also, not every channel on the list is currently carried by BDU's, it is up to their discretion to decide what channels they are interested in offering to consumers.

On June 30, 2011, the CRTC introduced new policy whereby the 'lists of eligible satellite services' would be consolidated into one list to be known as the 'List of non-Canadian programming services authorized for distribution'

List of television stations in North America by media market

These links go to individual lists of television stations by the markets in which they are located.

WBZ-TV

WBZ-TV, virtual channel 4 (UHF digital channel 30), is a CBS-owned-and-operated television station located in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. The station is owned by the CBS Television Stations subsidiary of CBS Corporation, and is part of a duopoly with MyNetworkTV affiliate WSBK-TV (channel 38). The two stations share studios and office facilities located on Soldiers Field Road in the Allston-Brighton section of Boston; WBZ-TV's transmitter is located in Needham, Massachusetts on a tower site that was formerly owned by CBS and is now owned by American Tower Corporation (which is shared with transmitters belonging to WCVB-TV, WGBH-TV, WBTS-LD, WGBX-TV and WSBK-TV).

WBZ-TV is also one of six local Boston television stations seen in Canada by subscribers to satellite provider Bell TV, and is also seen on most cable systems in Atlantic Canada.

WCVB-TV

WCVB-TV, channel 5, is an ABC-affiliated television station located in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. It is owned by Hearst Television, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hearst Communications. WCVB-TV maintains studio and transmitter facilities located separately in Needham, Massachusetts.

Nearby Manchester, New Hampshire is considered part of the Boston media market; WMUR-TV (channel 9), that city's ABC affiliate, is also owned by Hearst.

WCVB is also one of six Boston television stations that are carried by satellite provider Bell TV and fiber optic television provider Bell Fibe TV in Canada. Since 2010, midday and weekend late newscasts, along with World News Now, are overlaid with local paid programming on those providers; however, the latter has carried the normal WCVB-TV feed for the past couple of years.

WFXT

WFXT, virtual channel 25 (UHF digital channel 31), is a Fox-affiliated television station licensed to Boston, Massachusetts, United States. The station is owned by the Cox Media Group subsidiary of Atlanta-based Cox Enterprises. WFXT's studios are located on Fox Drive (near the Boston-Providence Turnpike) in Dedham, and its transmitter is located on Cabot Street in Needham. It is one of six Boston television stations that are available in Canada through satellite provider Bell TV and cable provider EastLink. WFXT is the largest Fox affiliate by market size that is not owned and operated by the network, although it was previously owned by Fox on two occasions (1987–1990 and 1995–2014).

WGBH-TV

WGBH-TV, virtual channel 2 (UHF digital channel 19), is a PBS member television station located in Boston, Massachusetts. The station is the flagship property of the WGBH Educational Foundation, which also owns fellow PBS stations WGBX-TV in Boston and WGBY-TV in Springfield, Massachusetts, and public radio stations WGBH and WCRB in the Boston area, and WCAI (and satellites WZAI and WNAN) in Cape Cod. WGBH is also one of the two flagship stations of PBS, along with WNET in New York City. WGBH maintains studio facilities (which it shares with WGBX and the WGBH and WCRB radio stations) on Guest Street in northwest Boston's Brighton neighborhood, and its transmitter is located on Cedar Street (southwest of Interstate 95) in Needham, Massachusetts, which is shared with sister station WGBX as well as WBZ-TV, WCVB-TV and WSBK-TV.

Under an agreement with Shaw Broadcast Services, WGBH operates a satellite uplink facility at the station's Needham transmitter site. The facility relays the signals of WGBH and four other Boston-area television stations, CBS owned-and-operated station WBZ-TV, ABC affiliate WCVB, NBC owned-and-operated station WBTS-LD and Fox affiliate WFXT to cable and satellite television providers across Atlantic Canada, and also relays the signal of MyNetworkTV affiliate WSBK to pay television providers throughout Canada. As a Canadian company, Shaw is not legally entitled to operate an uplink facility in the United States; as such, the company pays the WGBH Educational Foundation to perform this service on Shaw's behalf.

WGBX-TV

WGBX-TV, virtual channel 44 (UHF digital channel 43), is a non-commercial educational PBS member television station located in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. The station is owned by the WGBH Educational Foundation, and is a sister station to fellow Boston area PBS member station and company flagship WGBH-TV, Springfield, Massachusetts-based PBS station WGBY-TV and Boston area public radio stations WGBH, WCRB and WCAI radio (and satellites WZAI and WNAN) on Cape Cod. WGBX's studios are located on Guest Street in Boston, and its transmitter is located in Needham, Massachusetts.

The X in its callsign stands for "Experimental", as WGBX (more primarily in the 1970s) was home to programming that was given a trial run on the lower-rated UHF signal before possibly moving onto the more-established WGBH-TV. Such Eastern Educational Network imports from the United Kingdom as Doctor Who were seen first or more frequently on WGBX, and one late 1970s local "nightclub"-style variety show, Club 44, proved popular enough to be moved over to WGBH and retitled The Club. The station airs PBS programs that are not aired by WGBH-TV as well as additional supplemental programming. Reruns of the previous night's programming either from WGBH-TV or from WGBX-TV itself also makes up part of channel 44's programming schedule.

WGBX also carries most of the national digital subchannel networks (except for World) which are managed by the WGBH Educational Foundation (along with an additional station, as described below); this enables WGBH to maintain a high-bitrate 1080i high definition picture resolution on its main channel 2 signal, with little loss in visual quality.

WSBK-TV

WSBK-TV, virtual channel 38 (UHF digital channel 39), is a MyNetworkTV-affiliated television station licensed to Boston, Massachusetts, United States. The station is owned by the CBS Television Stations subsidiary of CBS Corporation, as part of a duopoly with CBS owned-and-operated station WBZ-TV (channel 4). The two stations share studios on Soldiers Field Road in the Brighton section of Boston; WSBK's transmitter is located along the Needham and Wellesley town line (southwest of the MA 9 and I-95/MA 128 interchange).

WSBK is also available via satellite throughout the United States on Dish Network as part of its superstation package (which since September 2013, is available only to existing subscribers of the tier). Otherwise, it enjoys cable coverage throughout much of the New England region, though this has been limited compared to the past when it was more widely distributed. WSBK is one of two CBS Corporation-owned stations carrying the Fox Corporation-owned MyNetworkTV programming service, along with sister station WBFS-TV in Miami (a similar situation exists with Chicago CW affiliate WPWR-TV, as it is the only Fox-owned station carrying The CW, which is half-owned by CBS).

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