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Halifax, Nova Scotia
BrandingCTV Atlantic (general)
CTV News Atlantic (newscasts)
ChannelsDigital: 48 (UHF)
Virtual: 5.1 (PSIP)
Translatorssee below
AffiliationsCTV (1961–present; O&O since 1997)
OwnerBell Media
First air dateJanuary 1, 1961
Call letters' meaningC
Sister station(s)CJCH-FM, CIOO-FM
Former callsignsCJCH-TV (1961-2011)
Former channel number(s)5 (1961-2011)
Former affiliationsIndependent (1961)
Transmitter power400 kW
Height211.5 m
Transmitter coordinates44°39′3″N 63°39′26″W / 44.65083°N 63.65722°W / 44.65083; -63.65722 (CJCH Transmitter)
WebsiteCTV Atlantic

CJCH-DT is the CTV Canadian owned-and-operated television station, serving the Maritimes region, that is licensed to Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. 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 Russell 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 (some systems carry the station on channel 5, 8 or 12) 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 Baton Broadcasting (CTV) on February 26, 1997[1] (with CRTC approval given on August 28, 1997[2]), but kept CJCH radio. CTVglobemedia's acquisition of CHUM Limited on June 22, 2007 brought CJCH-TV and CJCH radio back under common ownership.

Notable on-air staff[edit]


Digital television and high definition[edit]

As of May 12, 2011, the HD signal of CJCH is available on Eastlink. It became available on Bell TV via channel 1011 as of September 12, 2011 and Bell Aliant TV in Early 2012.

The station ceased broadcasting on analog on August 31, 2011 and began broadcasting in digital on the same date.


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Station City of licence Channel ERP HAAT Transmitter Coordinates
CJCH-TV-1 Canning 10 (VHF) 18.1 kW 270 m 45°12′12″N 64°24′3″W / 45.20333°N 64.40083°W / 45.20333; -64.40083 (CJCH-TV-1)
CJCH-TV-2 Truro 12 (VHF) 0.008 kW NA 45°24′37″N 63°14′58″W / 45.41028°N 63.24944°W / 45.41028; -63.24944 (CJCH-TV-2)
CJCH-TV-3 Valley 12 (VHF) 0.008 kW NA 45°24′37″N 63°14′58″W / 45.41028°N 63.24944°W / 45.41028; -63.24944 (CJCH-TV-3)
CJCH-TV-4* Bridgetown 13 (VHF) 0.008 kW NA 44°52′35″N 65°18′23″W / 44.87639°N 65.30639°W / 44.87639; -65.30639 (CJCH-TV-4)
CJCH-TV-5 Sheet Harbour 2 (VHF) 1.5 kW 70.7 m 44°55′29″N 62°29′52″W / 44.92472°N 62.49778°W / 44.92472; -62.49778 (CJCH-TV-5)
CJCH-TV-6 Caledonia 6 (VHF) 100 kW 192.9 m 44°20′26″N 65°6′31″W / 44.34056°N 65.10861°W / 44.34056; -65.10861 (CJCH-TV-6)
CJCH-TV-7 Yarmouth 40 (UHF) 33 kW 167.3 m 43°54′56″N 66°5′16″W / 43.91556°N 66.08778°W / 43.91556; -66.08778 (CJCH-TV-7)
CJCH-TV-8 Marinette 23 (UHF) 0.01 kW NA 44°58′10″N 62°39′51″W / 44.96944°N 62.66417°W / 44.96944; -62.66417 (CJCH-TV-8)

* 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.[3] 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.[4]

On February 11, 2016, Bell Media applied for its regular license renewals, which included applications to delete a long list of transmitters, including CJCH-TV-2 and CJCH-TV-8. Bell Media's rationale for deleting these analog repeaters is below:

"We are electing to delete these analog transmitters from the main licence with which they are associated. These analog transmitters generate no incremental revenue, attract little to no viewership given the growth of BDU or DTH subscriptions and are costly to maintain, repair or replace. In addition, none of the highlighted transmitters offer any programming that differs from the main channels. The Commission has determined that broadcasters may elect to shut down transmitters but will lose certain regulatory privileges (distribution on the basic service, the ability to request simultaneous substitution) as noted in Broadcasting Regulatory Policy CRTC 2015-24, Over-the-air transmission of television signals and local programming. We are fully aware of the loss of these regulatory privileges as a result of any transmitter shutdown."

At the same time, Bell Media applied to convert the licenses of CTV Two Atlantic (formerly ASN) and CTV Two Alberta (formerly ACCESS) from satellite-to-cable undertakings into television stations without transmitters (similar to cable-only network affiliates in the United States), and to reduce the level of educational content on CTV Two Alberta.[5][6]


  1. ^ https://variety.com/1997/scene/vpage/baton-picks-up-ctv-web-1117435715/
  2. ^ https://crtc.gc.ca/eng/archive/1997/DB97-527.HTM
  3. ^ CTV list of transmitters to be shut down
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-10-05. Retrieved 2012-06-07.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ https://services.crtc.gc.ca/pub/DocWebBroker/OpenDocument.aspx?AppNo=201600122&_ga=1.139397107.1388147273.1466830064
  6. ^ http://crtc.gc.ca/eng/archive/2016/2016-225.htm

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Coordinates: 44°39′31.1″N 63°36′0.8″W / 44.658639°N 63.600222°W / 44.658639; -63.600222 (CJCH Studio)