Hold on to your rabbit ears folks – analog, over-the-air broadcasts aren’t going anywhere in Revelstoke any time soon.
If you get your fix of TV through an antennae, you may have noticed the occasional crawl across the bottom of the screen warning that your signal will go out on Aug. 31, 2010 unless you have a digital converter.
That is the case in most of the country but for Revelstoke, it will be business as usual. According to CBC spokesperson Angus McKinnon, the CBC tower in Revelstoke will continue to transmit an analog signal to homes in the area. He added there were no plans to install a digital transmitter here in the future.
He said the CRTC mandate to switch to digital signals only applies for major markets so smaller centres like Revelstoke can still be serviced by an analog signal.
The same goes for the CHBC signal out of Salmon Arm, which can be received if you have a good antennae.
There you have it – if you still get your television the old fashion way, there’s no need to buy an expensive digital converter box or upgrade to satellite or cable TV.