Due to government mandated transmitter updates, TVO’s over-the-air signal is changing in Belleville, Chatham and Windsor. As a result, audiences who receive TVO’s signal through antennas will have to re-scan their TV sets to continue receiving TVO over the air.
Note: Viewers accessing TVO through cable, direct-to-home satellite and Bell Fibe will not lose service or need to re-scan their TV Sets.
Please refer to the schedule below to see how you may be affected.
From February 18 to 29, TVO's over-the-air signal tower in Belleville will undergo maintenance in order to convert the current channel 26 to channel 22. During this time you may experience temporary signal disruption, and TVO may be off air in this area for up to four days.
As of June 25, TVO's signal is temporarily located on channel 32, while we continue to upgrade our transmitters in your area.
As of June 17, TVO's signal is now located on on new channel 19.
To re-scan your TV set
Viewers can re-scan their televisions following these easy steps (viewers are encouraged to consult their TV manuals for model-specific details):
1. Click “Settings” or “Menu” on the television’s remote control
2. Go to the “Channel” tab
3. Select the “Auto Channel Program”
This will scan the above-mentioned channels for viewers in each market and restore service. The process can take several minutes to complete.
Mandated by ISED (Innovation, Science, and Economic Development) in Canada and the Federal Communications Commission in the U.S. (FCC), this “TV channel repack” program requires broadcasters with over-the-air services to transition into a tighter spectrum to free up more spectrum for wireless carriers.