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CHAN-DT
CHAN-DT's Current Logo as Global BC.
Vancouver, British Columbia
Branding Global BC (general)
Global News (newscasts)
Slogan TV for BC
Channels Digital: 22 (UHF)
Virtual: 8.1 (PSIP)
Translators See list
Affiliations Global
Owner Shaw Media
(Shaw Television Limited Partnership)
First air date October 31, 1960
Call letters' meaning CHANnel
Sister station(s) Global News: BC 1
CHBC-DT
Former callsigns CHAN-TV (1960–2011)
Former channel number(s) Analog:
8 (VHF, 1960–2011)
Former affiliations Independent (1960–1961)
CTV (1961–2001; secondary until 1965)
Transmitter power 40 kilowatts
Height 656 m
Transmitter coordinates 49°21′26″N 122°57′13″W / 49.35722°N 122.95361°W / 49.35722; -122.95361
Website Global BC

CHAN-DT, virtual channel 8.1 (UHF digital channel 22), is a Global owned-and-operated television station located in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, which serves as the West Coast flagship station of the network. The station is owned by the Shaw Media division of Shaw Communications. CHAN's studios are located on Enterprise Street in the suburb of Burnaby alongside Global's national news centre, and its transmitter is located atop Mount Seymour.

This station can also be seen on Shaw Cable channel 11, Bell TV channel 252, Shaw Direct channel 336 on the classic lineup and channel 5 on the advanced lineup, and Rogers Personal TV channel 119. There is also a high definition feed available on Shaw Cable digital channel 211, and Shaw Direct on channel 002 (Classic) or 502 (Advanced). The station is available throughout British Columbia through a large network of translators, and its 6:00 p.m. News Hour is the highest-rated local newscast in the province as well as in all of Canada.[1]

History[edit]

CHAN's original logo, used until 1963.
CHAN-TV and CHEK-TV shared this logo in the 1960s; it was often used when the stations simulcasted programming.

CHAN began broadcasting on October 31, 1960 at 4:45 p.m. as an independent station.[2] It picked up several programs from CTV upon the new network's launch on October 1, 1961; though it did not formally join the network until 1965.[3] Temporary studios were housed in Downtown Vancouver, at 1219 Richards Street, until its current studios on 7850 Enterprise Street in Burnaby were completed in early 1961. Soon after launch, the station began installing relay transmitters across the province, and now reaches 96 percent of British Columbia. Via over-the-air channel 8, CHAN also reaches an American audience in neighbouring Whatcom County, Washington.

BCTV's iconic original logo, used for more than 20 years from 1973-1994. The logo featured the pacific dogwood flower, the provincial flower of British Columbia.[4]

In 1963, local entrepreneur Frank Griffiths, the owner of radio station CKNW, purchased the station from original owner Vantel Broadcasting, along with nearby CBC affiliate CHEK-TV in the Vancouver Island city of Victoria, from its original owner, David Armstrong. CHEK then began airing a few CTV shows, usually at different times from CHAN. It would become a full CTV affiliate in 1981, but aired a shuffled schedule. Griffiths' Western Broadcasting Co. later sold a minority share to Selkirk Communications, buying back full control in 1989.

As early as 1971, CHAN began unofficially using the on-air name "BCTV".[5][6] In 1973, BCTV became CHAN's official on-air brand, which it used until 2001, when it became "Global BC". The "BCTV" brand was retained for its local news programs up until February 2006, but the branding was so effective that many people still call the station by that name today.

Hostility to CTV[edit]

CHAN was CTV's third-largest affiliate, and by far the largest in Western Canada. As such, it was one of the backbones of the CTV network for many years and one of the network's most successful affiliates. However, it was always somewhat hostile toward CTV. Management believed that the network's flagship station, CFTO-TV in Toronto, had too much influence over the network. In particular, CHAN felt CFTO received favouritism in the production of CTV's Canadian programming in the late 1960s and early 1970s.

The final logo for BCTV. The stylized pacific dogwood was modernized in 1994 and was used until the affiliation switch on August 31, 2001.[7]

Nonetheless, until 1997, CHAN bought the provincial rights to several popular series from CFTO's parent company, Baton Broadcasting. However, tensions were exacerbated that year when Baton won a licence for a new station in Vancouver, CIVT-TV, and immediately moved much of CHAN's stronger shows there. Baton won controlling interest in CTV soon after CIVT's launch, and it became an open secret that CIVT would eventually replace CHAN as the CTV station for Vancouver. CHAN had signed a long-term contract several years prior that would not expire until 1999, but was extended to 2001. However, outside of the 40 hours of programming per week that this allowed for, and CHAN's own local news programs, the station had to rely on lower-profile programming supplied by parent company WIC. A small amount of CHUM Limited-produced programming also aired on CHAN at times during the period from 1997 to 2001, including CityLine.

The affiliation shakeup of 2001[edit]

In 2000, WIC's stations were purchased by Canwest, owner of Global. As a result, CHAN was due to become the Global outlet for all of British Columbia. Although Global already owned a station in Vancouver, CKVU, it opted to sell CKVU to CHUM Limited and move its affiliation to CHAN due to that station's massive network of rebroadcasters. When BCTV's affiliation with CTV expired on September 1, 2001, a major shakeup in British Columbia television occurred:

  • The CTV affiliation, jointly held by CHAN and sister station CHEK, moved to CIVT, which became a CTV O&O station briefly known as BC CTV (later simply "CTV British Columbia"). Both switches left CTV dependent on cable and satellite to reach the rest of the province, as CTV has refused to set up rebroadcasters in the rest of the province. CHAN retained the rights to The Oprah Winfrey Show, a show that normally airs on CTV, until that show ended production in 2011.
  • The Global affiliation, held by CKVU, moved to CHAN, which became the network's new O&O under the "Global BC" brand. CKVU meanwhile adopted the "ckvu13" brand and briefly became an independent station carrying CHUM programming, some of which had aired on KVOS-TV the previous season. The station became Citytv Vancouver several months later, after the sale to CHUM was approved.
  • Most of CHAN's former WIC programming, now part of Canwest's CH system, moved to CHEK (where other WIC programs already aired). The station was rebranded "CH Vancouver Island". It was later renamed CHEK News in 2007 as part of CH's rebranding to E! and to simply "CHEK" in 2009 following the demise of the E! system.
  • A religious station, CHNU (currently Joytv 10), launched two weeks later, and a CHUM-owned NewNet station in Victoria, CIVI, launched just over two weeks after that.

Programming[edit]

For the most part, CHAN does not deviate much from the Global schedule. Some programs seen on Global's daytime schedule in other markets – primarily library programs from Shaw's specialty channels - are not cleared on CHAN in order to make room the station's various local news programs.

Selected former non-network programs[edit]

(280-JOCK followed News Hour Final at 12:05 a.m. until it was cancelled in late 1994, which pushed back Late Show to 12:37 a.m. for several months.)
(As CHUM Limited held the rights to this program throughout the rest of the country, when CIVI-TV lanuched in nearby Victoria, British Columbia, the broadcast rights transferred over to that station.)
  • The Oprah Winfrey Show (1986–2011) aired at 4:00 p.m. on CHAN because the station owned the British Columbia rights to this show, dating back to its days as a CTV affiliate. In every other market in which CTV owned a station, CTV owned the local rights to Oprah.

News operation[edit]

Global BC News Hour during the 2010 Winter Olympics.
Global BC's microwave ENG vans.

CHAN-DT currently broadcasts 46 hours of locally produced newscasts each week (with seven hours on weekdays and 5½ hours on Saturdays and Sundays); in regards to the number of hours devoted to news programming, it is the highest local newscast output among Global's television stations (either owned-and-operated or affiliate), as well as the second-highest among all Canadian television stations, falling behind Hamilton, Ontario's CHCH-DT's weekly news total by 15½ hours. The station's Burnaby studios also serve as the production facilities for Global's Vancouver-based English national evening newscast Global National and the Shaw Multicultural Channel Mandarin national evening newscast Global National Mandarin. Unlike most Global stations that carry midday newscasts, CHAN airs its noon newscast seven days a week. The station's newscast schedule is very similar to that of an affiliate of the Big Three television networks (ABC, CBS and NBC) in the United States.

CHAN's news operation is well respected in the industry. Ever since the station first aired an hour-long newscast in the 1960s, a major part of the station's cash flow has gone into its news department, and it has garnered high ratings and major awards since then. The station's on-air news style was even used as an inspiration for Ted Turner's CNN, as both use the newsroom as a backdrop during the broadcast. In 1975, the current newsroom was constructed. It was rebuilt in the early 1990s, moving the studio out of the newsroom, but keeping it as a backdrop, and remodelled again in 2001 and 2006.

Starting in the early 1990s, CHAN harboured ambitions of producing an early-evening national newscast from its studios. In fact, several newscast pilots were produced at CHAN, suggesting the network was seriously considering such a move. However, that newscast never materialized; instead, CHAN began producing Canada Tonight, which aired on most WIC-owned stations beginning in 1993. Two versions were produced: one for B.C. itself, hosted by CKNW radio commentator Bill Good (who later went to CIVT-TV, CTV's current Vancouver O&O station, and retired in December 2010) and a national version, hosted by Tony Parsons, who also presented CHAN's nightly news program, the News Hour. When Canwest purchased CHAN, the stories that were once sourced from CTV's other affiliates throughout the country were replaced by stories sourced from Global's affiliates.

From 2001, when the station became "Global BC," the news organization underwent a minor name change - BCTV News on Global. CHAN opted to keep the "BCTV" name for its newscasts, since that brand was still very well respected in the province. It also wanted to keep CIVT from using the name itself, as it contained the letters "CTV." In addition, CHAN became home to Global's national news centre and a new national newscast, Global National, thus fulfilling its longstanding dream of producing a national newscast. Global National is currently anchored by former CTV and NBC correspondent Dawna Friesen (originally Kevin Newman beforehand). The program goes live from tape from Vancouver at 5:30 p.m. (Pacific Time Zone), and is followed by the News Hour at 6:00 p.m. with Chris Gailus. Robin Gill anchors the weekend edition of Global National, followed by Randene Neill, who anchors the weekend edition of the News Hour. [8]

The "BCTV" brand was finally terminated when Global launched its new look on February 6, 2006. CHAN's local news brand became "Global BC" at this point. In 2006, Global struck a deal with the Canadian Traffic Network to supply the station with a Robinson R44 news helicopter with gyroscopic camera mounts. It is shared with CKNW, and is the second news helicopter in Vancouver, after that used by CIVT. [4] Global has named the helicopter "Global 1" - the same designation used for the news helicopters of other Global stations.

On December 16, 2009, Tony Parsons anchored his final newscast at CHAN after 34 years as anchor of the News Hour.[9] It was expected that he would remain until after the 2010 Winter Olympics, but due to unknown reasons, he left much earlier than expected. Tony Parsons began anchoring CHEK's 10 p.m. newscast on March 15, 2010 and also began anchoring the evening newscasts at CBUT on April 12, 2010.[10][11]

CHAN debuted a new HD virtual set on October 4, 2010, but high definition newscasts launched – along with the introduction of Global National's new anchor Dawna Friesen – on September 20, which will utilize the same set with minor changes to the desk. A new graphics package also debuted. CHAN-DT uses Betacam SP analogue videotape for all of its local advertisements and non-live parts of their newscasts. MPEG-2 transmission is used in nearly all non-local broadcasts. The station is slowly moving away from Betacam SP and moving to a digital format.

On January 11, 2012, Shaw Media filed a licence application with the CRTC for a Category B digital-only specialty service that will serve as a British Columbia-focused news channel operated by and utilizing news staff from CHAN-DT.[12] The application was approved the CRTC on July 20, 2012 and the channel, Global News: BC 1, was launched on March 14, 2013. It became the fourth regional news channel in Canada and the first outside of Ontario (joining Toronto-based 24-hour services CP24 and the now-defunct CityNews Channel, and Hamilton-based independent station – and former CHAN sister station under their prior Canwest ownership – CHCH-DT, which carries a heavy local newscast schedule along with some entertainment programming).[13]

On August 27, 2012, CHAN-DT expanded its weekday morning newscast to four hours, with the addition of a half-hour at 5 a.m. (making it only the second Canadian station with a pre-5:30 a.m. morning newscast, after CHCH-DT), the 5-6 a.m. hour of the newscast was retitled as the Early Morning News; in addition on September 2, 2012, the station also expanded its Sunday morning newscast to three hours with an additional hour at 7 a.m. The expansions of CHAN's morning newscasts were part of a benefits package that was included as a condition of the sale of the Global Television Network to Shaw Communications.[14]

News/station presentation[edit]

Newscast titles[edit]

  • BCTV News (1970s–2001)
  • Canada Tonight (1993–2001; 5:30 p.m. newscast)
  • BCTV News on Global (2001–2006)
  • Global National (2001–present; national newscast)
  • Global News (2006–present)
    • News Hour (1968–present; 6 p.m. newscast)[15]
    • News Hour Final (1968–present; weeknight newscasts)[16]
    • Noon News Hour (1970s–present; noon newscast)[17]
    • Early News (1980s–present; 5 p.m. weeknight newscast)[18]
    • Morning News (1990s–present)[19]
    • News Final (2006–present; weekend evening newscasts)[20]
    • Early Morning News (2012–present; 5-6 a.m. hour of morning newscast)

Station slogans[edit]

  • "Tuned Into You" (1990–1994)
  • "TV for BC" (1994–2001 and 2008–present)
  • "Global's Got It!" (2001–2006)
  • "Know Sooner" (news slogan; 2002–2004)[21]
  • "It's Our People" (2006–2008)
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News team[edit]

Current on-air staff[22][edit]

Anchors

  • Lynn Colliar - Saturday and Sunday Morning News (weekends at 7 a.m.) and Noon News Hour (weekends at noon)
  • Steve Darling - Early Morning News (weekday mornings at 5 a.m.) and Morning News (weekday mornings at 6 a.m.)
  • Anne Drewa - News Hour Final (weeknights at 11 p.m.)
  • Chris Gailus - News Hour (weeknights at 6 p.m.)
  • To Be Announced - Noon News Hour (Weekdays at noon), and Early News (weeknights at 5 p.m.)
  • Sophie Lui - Early Morning News (weekday mornings at 5 a.m.) and Morning News (weekday mornings at 6 a.m.)
  • Randene Neill - News Hour (weekends at 6 p.m.) and News Final (weekends at 11 p.m.)

Global National

Weather team

  • Sonia Beeksma - weather anchor; Saturday and Sunday Morning News and Noon News Hour (weekends at 7 a.m. & noon)
  • Kate Gajdosik - weather anchor; News Hour (weekends at 6 p.m.) and News Final (weekends at 11 p.m.)
  • Kristi Gordon (CMOS-endorsed weathercaster) - meteorologist; Noon News Hour (weekdays at noon), Early News (weeknights at 5 p.m.) and News Hour (weeknights at 6 p.m.)
  • Mark Madryga - chief meteorologist; Early Morning News (weekday mornings at 5 a.m.) and Morning News (weekday mornings at 6 a.m.)
  • Yvonne Schalle - weather specialist; News Hour Final (weeknights at 11 p.m.)

Sports team

  • Squire Barnes - sports director; News Hour (weeknights at 6 p.m.) and News Hour Final (weeknights at 11 p.m.)
  • Barry Deley - sports anchor; News Hour (weekends at 6 p.m.) and News Final (weekends at 11 p.m.)
  • Jay Durant - sports anchor; Noon News Hour (weekdays at noon)
  • Jay Janower - sports anchor; Saturday and Sunday Morning News (weekend mornings at 7 a.m.) and Noon News Hour (weekends at noon)
  • Shanel Pratap - sports reporter, substitute sports anchor
  • Kristin Reid - sports reporter, substitute sports anchor
  • Paul Haysom - substitute sports anchor

Traffic
Except for Kaitlyn Herbst, all are also flying in "Global 1" and sharing traffic reports with CHMJ and CKNW

  • Amber Belzer - weekday mornings
  • Kaitlyn Herbst - traffic anchor; weekday mornings
  • Trish Jewison - weeknights at 5 and 6
  • Kim Larsson - substitute
  • Scott Newman - substitute
  • Suzy Patrick - weekends

Reporters

  • Linda Aylesworth - health and human interest reporter
  • Keith Baldrey - Legislative Bureau chief
  • Tanya Beja - general assignment reporter
  • Jill Bennett - general assignment reporter
  • Jane Carrigan - also substitute anchor
  • Erin Cebula - entertainment reporter
  • Ted Chernecki - general assignment reporter
  • Brian Coxford - general assignment reporter
  • John L. Daly - crime reporter
  • Rumina Daya - general assignment reporter
  • Samantha Falk - also substitute anchor
  • Ted Field - general assignment reporter
  • Julia Foy - general assignment reporter
  • Geoff Hastings - general assignment reporter
  • Darlene Heidemann - general assignment reporter
  • Jas Johal - general assignment reporter
  • Grace Ke - weekday morning reporter
  • Leigh Kjekstad - general assignment reporter
  • Jill Krop - senior reporter; also substitute "Early News" anchor
  • Aaron McArthur - also substitute anchor
  • Scott McLean - general assignment reporter
  • Michelle Miller - general assignment reporter
  • Randene Neill - general assignment reporter
  • Jennifer Palma - weekend morning reporter
  • Asa Rehman - general assignment reporter
  • Kristen Robinson - general assignment reporter
  • Ryan Sang - general assignment reporter
  • Kylie Stanton - general assignment reporter
  • Sonia Sunger - general assignment reporter
  • Catherine Urquhart - general assignment reporter
  • Elaine Yong - general assignment reporter

Online team (Trending, weekdays at 7:20 a.m.)

  • Peter Meiszner
  • Yuliya Talmazan
  • Amy Judd
  • Paula Baker
  • Christine Tam

Alumni[edit]

  • Ernie Rose (1960–1981)
  • Ron Morrier (1960–1981)
  • Jean Cannem (1960–1978)
  • D'Arcy Griffiths (1991-2000)
  • Frank Griffiths (1963–1994)
  • Ray Peters (1963–1989)
  • Peter Rolston (1963–1979)
  • Cameron Bell (1968–1989)
  • Bernie Pascall (1969–1999)
  • Norm Grohmann (1970–1979, 1983–1998)
  • Keith Bradbury (1972–1998)
  • Robert Malcolm (1972–1991)
  • John McKeachie (1973–1999)
  • Patrick Clancey (1974–1978)
  • Clem Chapple (1977–2003)
  • Pamela Martin (1977–2001; now Director of Outreach for Premier Christy Clark)
  • Russ Froese (1977–1980)
  • Jack Webster (1978–1987)
  • Harvey Oberfeld (1979–2006)
  • John Gibbs (1981–1992)
  • Barry Houlihan (1983–1997)
  • Elaine McKay (1984–2006)
  • Jennifer Mather (1991–1998) now at CTV in Toronto
  • Linden Soles (1991–1993)
  • Mi-Jung Lee (1992–1998; now at CIVT-DT in Vancouver)
  • Kimberly Halkett (1993–1997, 2002–2006)
  • Bill Good Jr. (1993–2001; now at CKNW)
  • Zack Spencer (1994–2006)
  • Sarah Daniels (1997–2005)
  • Reg Hampton (1998-2006; now at CFCN-DT in Calgary)
  • Keri Adams (2001–2002; now at CIVT-DT in Vancouver)
  • Naz Salimian (2002–2005)
  • Leigh Morrow (2006–2007)
  • Dennis Bell
  • Don Timbrell
  • Alan Edwards
  • Ed Cosgrove
  • Belle Puri (now at CBUT-DT in Vancouver)
  • Margo Harper
  • Fred Cawsey
  • Colleen Leung
  • Chester Grant (1981–2004)
  • Rena Heer (2005–2007) now at CP24 in Toronto
  • Leigh Carter (1983–1986)
  • Dale Hicks (first BCTV reporter)
  • Mike Chisholm (2005–2008)
  • Kevin Newman (2001–2008, 2008–2010 at Ottawa anchoring Global National but retired on August 20, 2010, now at CTV Toronoto)
  • Tara Nelson (?-2008, now with CFCN-DT in Calgary)
  • Anna Gebauer (?-2009)
  • Tony Parsons - News Hour anchor (1975–2009, CBUT-DT anchor in Vancouver from 2010 to 2013)
  • Dan Elliott (2005-2010)
  • Robin Stickley (2004–2012, now Washington correspondent for Global National)
  • Erika Hinze (2010–2012, now Force Four Entertainment, Founder at Lemon Blossom Films and Partner at Liquid City Productions)
  • Wayne Cox - (1996?-2012, now freelance)
  • Catherine Pope - (?-2012) now at Communications Director at BC Nurses Union
  • Wesla Wong - (?-2013; now at CHBC-DT in Kelowna, British Columbia)
  • Mike McCardell (?-2013;, now at CIVT-DT Vancouver)
  • Leah Holiove (2007–2013, now at CKWX in Vancouver)
  • Stephanie Wiebe (2010-2013, now at CFRN-DT in Edmonton)
  • Chad Dey (2007–2014, now at CKWX in Vancouver)
  • Deborra Hope (1981?-2014)

Transmitters[edit]

CHAN operates the single largest private transmitter network in North America, with roughly one hundred transmitters (some of which are community-owned) serving 97 percent of British Columbia. Therefore, the network relies exclusively on cable and satellite in the remaining municipalities (including most where CFCN and CFRN were already available over-the-air before 2001).

Owned-and-operated transmitters[edit]

semi-satellites are in bold italics.
Note that the transmitters in Kelowna and area (CHKL-TV) are in addition to CHBC-DT, a separate Global station in Kelowna that originates its own local evening newscasts, but which carries Global BC's programming at virtually all other times. CHAN is the last Vancouver Big Three (CBC, CTV and Global) network affiliate to still operate rebroadcasters throughout most of its province.

Digital[edit]

On October 15, 2012, CHAN-DT's Kelowna, Penticton and Vernon transmitters were converted to digital.[23] These were CHAN-DT's first rebroadcaster transmitters to be converted to digital as part of Shaw's efforts to convert all of its televisions transmitters to digital by 2016.

Station City of license Channel ERP HAAT Transmitter Coordinates
CHKL-DT Kelowna 24 (UHF) 31.2 kW 509.6 m 49°58′2″N 119°31′50″W / 49.96722°N 119.53056°W / 49.96722; -119.53056 (CHKL-DT)
CHKL-DT-1 Penticton 30 (UHF) 3 kW 365.3 m 49°39′34″N 119°34′22″W / 49.65944°N 119.57278°W / 49.65944; -119.57278 (CHKL-DT-1)
CHKL-DT-2 Vernon 22 (UHF) 3 kW 184.6 m 50°16′58″N 119°19′13″W / 50.28278°N 119.32028°W / 50.28278; -119.32028 (CHKL-DT-2)
CHKM-DT Kamloops 22 (UHF) 30 kW 152.7 m 50°40′9″N 120°23′52″W / 50.66917°N 120.39778°W / 50.66917; -120.39778 (CHKM-TV)
CIFG-DT Prince George 29 (UHF) 30 kW 482 m 53°54′48″N 122°27′15″W / 53.91333°N 122.45417°W / 53.91333; -122.45417 (CIFG-DT)

Analog[edit]

Station City of license Channel ERP HAAT Transmitter Coordinates
CHAN-TV-1 Chilliwack 11 (VHF) 0.009 kW NA 49°4′9″N 122°1′41″W / 49.06917°N 122.02806°W / 49.06917; -122.02806 (CHAN-TV-1)
CHAN-TV-2 Bowen Island 3 (VHF) 0.009 kW NA 49°23′16″N 123°22′41″W / 49.38778°N 123.37806°W / 49.38778; -123.37806 (CHAN-TV-2)
CHAN-TV-3 Squamish 7 (VHF) 0.009 kW NA 49°38′51″N 123°12′39″W / 49.64750°N 123.21083°W / 49.64750; -123.21083 (CHAN-TV-3)
CHAN-TV-4 Courtenay 11 (VHF) 2.55 kW 402.6 m 49°44′54″N 125°14′58″W / 49.74833°N 125.24944°W / 49.74833; -125.24944 (CHAN-TV-4)
CHAN-TV-5 Brackendale 9 (VHF) 0.01 kW NA 49°46′24″N 123°7′44″W / 49.77333°N 123.12889°W / 49.77333; -123.12889 (CHAN-TV-5)
CHAN-TV-6 Wilson Creek 23 (UHF) 19.3 kW 174.3 m 49°13′19″N 124°0′15″W / 49.22194°N 124.00417°W / 49.22194; -124.00417 (CHAN-TV-6)
CHAN-TV-7 Whistler 9 (VHF) 0.01 kW NA 50°8′43″N 122°58′24″W / 50.14528°N 122.97333°W / 50.14528; -122.97333 (CHAN-TV-7)
CHKL-TV-3 Revelstoke 7 (VHF) 0.001 kW NA 50°53′7″N 118°15′4″W / 50.88528°N 118.25111°W / 50.88528; -118.25111 (CHKL-TV-3)
CHKM-TV-1 Pritchard 9 (VHF) 0.008 kW NA 50°38′55″N 119°50′18″W / 50.64861°N 119.83833°W / 50.64861; -119.83833 (CHKM-TV-1)
CHRP-TV-2 Revelstoke 9 (VHF) 0.005 kW NA 50°53′7″N 118°15′4″W / 50.88528°N 118.25111°W / 50.88528; -118.25111 (CHRP-TV-2)
CHSH-TV-2 Chase 13 (VHF) 0.01 kW NA 50°54′7″N 119°38′24″W / 50.90194°N 119.64000°W / 50.90194; -119.64000 (CHSH-TV-2)
CISR-TV Santa Rosa 68 (UHF) 0.1 kW NA 49°1′30″N 118°3′34″W / 49.02500°N 118.05944°W / 49.02500; -118.05944 (CISR-TV)
CISR-TV-1 Grand Forks 7 (VHF) 0.009 kW NA 49°0′35″N 118°23′29″W / 49.00972°N 118.39139°W / 49.00972; -118.39139 (CISR-TV-1)
CITM-TV 100 Mile House 3 (VHF) 1.3 kW 584.3 m 51°54′10″N 121°15′42″W / 51.90278°N 121.26167°W / 51.90278; -121.26167 (CITM-TV)
CITM-TV-1 Williams Lake 13 (VHF) 0.005 kW NA 52°6′55″N 122°11′15″W / 52.11528°N 122.18750°W / 52.11528; -122.18750 (CITM-TV-1)
CITM-TV-2 Quesnel 8 (VHF) 0.005 kW NA 52°53′0″N 122°20′10″W / 52.88333°N 122.33611°W / 52.88333; -122.33611 (CITM-TV-2)
CKKM-TV Oliver/Osoyoos 3 (VHF) 0.93 kW 964 m 49°8′15″N 119°40′14″W / 49.13750°N 119.67056°W / 49.13750; -119.67056 (CKKM-TV)
CKTN-TV Trail 8 (VHF) 18 kW 480.4 m 49°5′30″N 117°49′14″W / 49.09167°N 117.82056°W / 49.09167; -117.82056 (CKTN-TV)
CKTN-TV-1 Castlegar 5 (VHF) 0.009 kW NA 49°18′50″N 117°37′34″W / 49.31389°N 117.62611°W / 49.31389; -117.62611 (CKTN-TV-1)
CKTN-TV-2 Taghum 23 (UHF) 0.009 kW NA 49°29′40″N 117°27′19″W / 49.49444°N 117.45528°W / 49.49444; -117.45528 (CKTN-TV-2)
CKTN-TV-3 Nelson 3 (VHF) 0.33 kW -569 m 49°29′35″N 117°16′19″W / 49.49306°N 117.27194°W / 49.49306; -117.27194 (CKTN-TV-3)
CKTN-TV-4 Creston 12 (VHF) 0.01 kW NA 49°5′25″N 116°22′49″W / 49.09028°N 116.38028°W / 49.09028; -116.38028 (CKTN-TV-4)

Digital television[edit]

Digital channel[edit]

Channel Video Aspect PSIP Short Name Programming[24]
8.1 1080i 16:9 CHAN Main CHAN-DT programming / Global

Analogue-to-digital conversion[edit]

CHAN broadcasting its digital signal on April 11, 2008 on UHF channel 22.[25] On June 29, 2011, CHAN-DT increased its effective radiated power (ERP) from 8.3 kW to its post-transitional allotment of 40 kW. CHAN's primary Vancouver transmitter was the station's only one required to go digital by the transition deadline. Shaw Media has committed to converting all of the other over-the-air transmitters to digital by 2016.

CHAN shut down its analogue signal, over VHF channel 8, on August 31, 2011, the official date in which Canadian television stations in CRTC-designated mandatory markets transitioned from analogue to digital broadcasts. The station's digital signal remained on its pre-transition UHF channel 22.[26][27] Through the use of PSIP, digital television receivers display CHAN-DT's virtual channel as 8.1. The station's electronic program guide began functioning properly on January 28, 2012.

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