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YesTV Canada.svg
Edmonton, Alberta
BrandingYes TV Edmonton
ChannelsDigital: 30 (UHF)
Virtual: 45.1 (PSIP)
AffiliationsYes TV (O&O)
OwnerCrossroads Christian Communications
(Crossroads Television System)
First air dateOctober 8, 2007
Call letters' meaningCanada Krossroads Edmonton System
Backronym: yES TV
Former callsignsCKES-TV (2007–2011)
Former channel number(s)Analog:
45 (UHF, 2007–2011)
Transmitter power42 kW
Height294.0 m
Transmitter coordinates53°27′47″N 113°20′6.5″W / 53.46306°N 113.335139°W / 53.46306; -113.335139Coordinates: 53°29′28″N 113°29′46″W / 53.49111°N 113.49611°W / 53.49111; -113.49611 (CTS Edmonton)
WebsiteYes TV Edmonton

CKES-DT, virtual channel 45 (UHF digital channel 30), is a Yes TV owned-and-operated television station in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. The station is owned by Crossroads Christian Communications. CKES's studios are located on Calgary Trail Northwest and 52nd Avenue, and its transmitter is in Sherwood Park. This station can also be seen on Shaw Cable channel 51, and on Bell TV channel 648.

Licensed by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission on June 8, 2007,[1] the station began broadcasting five months later on October 8, 2007 on UHF channel 45.

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


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. It is administered by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) 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]
45.1 480i 16:9 YESTV-H Main CKES-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 flash cut its digital signal into operation on UHF channel 30. However, through the use of PSIP, digital television receivers display CKES-DT's virtual channel as 45.1.


  1. ^ CRTC Decision 2007-167
  2. ^ "Say "Yes" to YES TV - YES TV Set to Launch This Fall". Crossroads Christian Communications. Retrieved 13 August 2014.
  3. ^ RabbitEars TV Query for CKES-DT
  4. ^ Digital Television - Office of Consumer Affairs (OCA)

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