EastLink TV

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EastLink TV
Eastlink TV Logo.png
Owned by EastLink
Picture format 480i (SDTV)
Country Canada
Broadcast area Northern Ontario
New Brunswick
Newfoundland and Labrador
Nova Scotia
Prince Edward Island
Website EastLink TV
Availability
Cable
Available only on EastLink Cable Check EastLink.ca for channel listings or see listings below
Streaming media
EastLink Web Casting (Free) RealPlayer

EastLink TV is the brand for EastLink's community channels that serve Northern Ontario, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island. As of 2009, the company's systems in Western Canada are served by the distinct PersonaTV division.

The channels are best known for providing weekly broadcasts of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League and Atlantic University Sport football seasons.

Production[edit]

EastLink TV shows are produced by crews composed of both television professionals and community volunteers. Some programs, such as live sports events or EastLink Magazine, will generally have more volunteers on crew than EastLink TV employees.

Providing training and opportunities for volunteers is both a duty under the terms of EastLink's cable license, and an opportunity to produce a wider range of programming than would be possible otherwise.

EastLink TV stations[edit]

Nova Scotia[edit]

New Brunswick[edit]

  • Port Elgin - Channel 14
    • Community programs provided from Amherst, Nova Scotia
  • Sackville - Channel 10
    • Community programs provided from Amherst, Nova Scotia

Prince Edward Island[edit]

Newfoundland and Labrador[edit]

Ontario[edit]

In Greater Sudbury, Saugeen Shores and Timmins, the community channels were previously branded as EastLink TV News, a holdover from the branding used by these stations when they were operated by PersonaTV. They now use the regular EastLink TV branding, retaining "EastLink News" only as the name of a daily news and public affairs program within the regular EastLink TV schedule.

In Sudbury and Timmins, the company also produces separate channels for local real estate and advertising listings. The channel in Sudbury is branded as Home & Market Television, while the channel in Timmins is branded as ClaimPost Realty.

Original programs[edit]

EastLink TV produces a variety of original programming. Some is specific to a particular region, and some is shown network-wide.

Friday Night Hockey - A show that broadcasts QMJHL games on the network. All games are produced by EastLink TV.

Sportsland - A weekly hour-long talk show devoted to the world of sports.

Eastlink Magazine - A weekly compilation of good news stories from around Nova Scotia.

Welcome to my Kitchen - Local cookery show

Fishing with Friends - Local fishing show

the path of yoga - Local yoga show

Island View - Local half hour interview, call-in show. (Prince Edward Island)

Avalon East Senior Hockey League - Local coverage of the EastLink CeeBee Stars Hockey Team. (Newfoundland)

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