TVO’s Over-the-Air signal is changing in the Kitchener area

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.

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.