|Halifax, Nova Scotia|
CTV News Atlantic (newscasts)
|Channels||Digital: 48 (UHF)
Virtual: 5.1 (PSIP)
|First air date||January 1, 1961|
|Call letters' meaning||C
|Sister station(s)||CJCH-FM, CIOO-FM|
|Former callsigns||CJCH-TV (1961-2011)|
|Former channel number(s)||5 (1961-2011)|
|Former affiliations||independent (1961)|
|Transmitter power||400 kW|
CJCH-DT is the CTV owned-and-operated television station, serving the Canadian Maritimes region, that is licensed to Halifax, Nova Scotia. It broadcasts a high-definition digital signal on UHF channel 48 (or virtual channel 5.1 via PSIP) from a transmitter located on Washmill Lake Drive in Halifax.
Owned by Bell Media, it is the flagship of the CTV Atlantic regional system, producing all of the system's programming except for some commercials and local news inserts on the other stations. Its studios are located on Robie and Macara Streets in Halifax. On Shaw Direct, the channel is available in high definition on channel 052 (Classic) or 552 (Advanced). This station can also be seen on Eastlink TV channel 9 and Bell Aliant channel 6. There is a high definition feed offered on EastLink TV digital channel 603 and Bell Aliant TV channel 402.
CJCH-TV first went on the air on January 1, 1961 as an independent station, and it became one of the original CTV stations when the network began operations on October 1, 1961. CHUM Limited sold CJCH-TV along with ATV and the Atlantic Satellite Network (ASN) to CTV in 1997, but kept the radio station. CTVglobemedia's acquisition of CHUM Limited on June 22, 2007 has brought CJCH-TV and CJCH-FM back under common ownership.
- Maria Panopalis - Co-Anchor CTV News at 5 weeknights at 5 p.m.
- Bruce Frisko - Co-Anchor CTV News at 5 weeknights at 5 p.m. & Anchor CTV Evening News weeknights at 11:30 p.m.
- Steve Murphy - Anchor CTV News at Six, weeknights at 6 p.m.
- Cindy Day - meteorologist
- Kayla Hounsell - Weekend Anchor CTV News at Six, Saturday/Sunday at 6 p.m.
Digital television and high definition
The station ceased broadcasting on analog on August 31, 2011 and began broadcasting in digital on the same date.
|Station||City of licence||Channel||ERP||HAAT||Transmitter Coordinates|
|CJCH-TV-1||Canning||10 (VHF)||18.1 kW||270 m|
|CJCH-TV-2||Truro||12 (VHF)||0.008 kW||NA|
|CJCH-TV-3||Valley||12 (VHF)||0.008 kW||NA|
|CJCH-TV-4*||Bridgetown||13 (VHF)||0.008 kW||NA|
|CJCH-TV-5||Sheet Harbour||2 (VHF)||1.5 kW||70.7 m|
|CJCH-TV-6||Caledonia||6 (VHF)||100 kW||192.9 m|
|CJCH-TV-7||Yarmouth||40 (UHF)||33 kW||167.3 m|
|CJCH-TV-8||Marinette||23 (UHF)||0.01 kW||NA|
* The Bridgetown transmitter was among a long list of CTV rebroadcasters nationwide to shut down on or before August 31, 2009, as part of a political dispute with Canadian authorities on paid fee-for-carriage requirements for cable television operators. A subsequent change in ownership assigned full control of CTVglobemedia to Bell Canada Enterprises; as of 2011, these transmitters remain in normal licensed broadcast operation.
- CTV Atlantic
- Canadian Communications Foundation - CJCH-TV History
- Query the REC's Canadian station database for CJCH-TV
- Query TV Fool's coverage map for CJCH