CKCS-DT

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CKCS-DT
YesTV Canada.svg
Calgary, Alberta
Canada
ChannelsDigital: 32 (UHF)
Virtual: 32.1 (PSIP)
BrandingYes TV Calgary
Programming
AffiliationsYes TV (O&O)
Ownership
OwnerCrossroads Christian Communications
(Crossroads Television System)
History
First air date
October 8, 2007 (13 years ago) (2007-10-08)
Former call signs
CKCS-TV (2007–2011)
Former channel number(s)
Analogue:
32 (UHF, 2007–2011)
Call sign meaning
CK CroSroads (current owner)
Technical information
Licensing authority
CRTC
ERP36 kW
HAAT207.4 m (680 ft)
Transmitter coordinates51°3′34″N 114°10′13″W / 51.05944°N 114.17028°W / 51.05944; -114.17028
Links
WebsiteYes TV Calgary

CKCS-DT, virtual and UHF digital channel 32, is a Yes TV owned-and-operated television station licensed to Calgary, Alberta, Canada. The station is owned by Crossroads Christian Communications. CKCS-DT's studios are located at 5 Avenue and 8 Street Southwest in Downtown Calgary, and its transmitter is located in the Prominence Point neighborhood on the city's west side. On cable and satellite, the station is available on Shaw Cable channel 51 and Bell Satellite TV channel 646.

History[edit]

Licensed by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) on June 8, 2007,[1] the station began broadcasting five months later on October 8, 2007 on UHF channel 32.

CTS was rebranded as "Yes TV" on September 1, 2014. The rebranding coincides with the introduction of several secular programs into the schedule such as American Idol, Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy!.[2]

Programming[edit]

Yes TV airs programming intended for family viewing, mostly based on Christian values, including dramas, comedies, mini-series and reality, game, and talk shows; although Yes TV also features shows on political commentary and other religions, including Judaism, Islam and Sikhism. Yes TV also airs secular mainstream programs during prime time hours. It is governed by the CRTC's Religious Broadcast Regulations and follows a policy of not airing shows containing "coarse language, gratuitous violence or explicit sexual scenes."

Digital television[edit]

Digital channel[edit]

Channel Video Aspect PSIP Short Name Programming[3]
32.1 480i 16:9 CTS-HD Main CKCS-DT programming / Yes TV

Analogue-to-digital conversion[edit]

On August 11, 2011, 3½ weeks before the official August 31 date in which Canadian television stations in CRTC-designated mandatory markets transitioned from analogue to digital broadcasts,[4] the station shut down its analogue signal and flash cut its digital signal into operation on UHF channel 32.

References[edit]

  1. ^ CRTC Decision 2007-167
  2. ^ "Say "Yes" to YES TV - YES TV Set to Launch This Fall". CTSTV.com. Crossroads Christian Communications. Archived from the original on 12 August 2014. Retrieved 13 August 2014.
  3. ^ RabbitEars TV Query for CKCS-DT
  4. ^ "Digital Television - Office of Consumer Affairs (OCA)". Archived from the original on 2013-11-19. Retrieved 2013-06-29.

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