Due to government mandated transmitter updates, TVO’s over-the-air signal coming out of our Kitchener transmitter will change to channel 22 on October 30. TVO's over-the-air signal in this area will be off air from approximately 12 noon to 3 pm as we switch to the new channel. As a result, audiences in the area who receive TVO’s signal through antennas in this area will have to re-scan their TV sets after the switch 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.
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.
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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.