Media in Ottawa-Gatineau
Most of the region's FM and TV stations, regardless of which community they are officially licensed to, transmitted from Camp Fortune in the Gatineau Hills. Other TV stations transmit from a tower located south of Ottawa. Ryan Tower, the former transmitter tower at Camp Fortune, was taken down on November 4, 2012 and its services and some antenna elements were transferred to a new, nearby tower.
In addition to the market's local media services, Ottawa is also home to several national media operations, including CPAC (Canada's national legislature broadcaster) and the parliamentary bureau staff of virtually all of Canada's major newsgathering organizations in television, radio and print. The city is also home to the head office of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, although it is not the primary production location of most CBC radio or television programming.
Other radio stations
The following radio stations that can also be heard in the National Capital Region:
- CHLK-FM 88.1 FM, a community radio station operating out of Perth, Ontario.
- VEF315 88.7 FM, a community radio station operating out of Vankleek Hill, Ontario.
- CKS608 91.9 FM, an ultra-low power campus and internet radio station from La Cité collégiale in Ottawa.
- VF8013 92.3 FM, a very low-power french-language christian radio station located in Ottawa. Air times of this radio station may vary.
- CHRC-FM 92.5 FM, an adult contemporary radio station operating out of Clarence-Rockland, Ontario.
- Some Montreal AM radio stations can also be heard in the area, such as CKGM 690, CKAC 730, CJAD 800 and CHRF 980.
Defunct radio stations
- 96.5 CFDT-FM (east side) and 99.9 CFDT-FM-1 (west side), very low-power tourist information radio stations that served motorists along Highway 417. It is uncertain when or if these stations were ever in operation. 
- CIIO-FM and CIIF-FM (varied frequencies), a tourist information station owned by Instant Information Services has been off the air since 2011.
- 95.7 FM CKAV-FM-9, the local outlet of the Aboriginal Voices radio network; off the air since late 2014.
- 970 AM CKCH, ceased operations in 1994.
- 1350 AM CIRA-5, a Gatineau-based French language rebroadcaster of CIRA-FM Montreal ceased operations in early 2015.
- 1150 AM CJRC change from AM to FM radio to become 104,7 Outaouais
Despite being one of Canada's largest metropolitan areas, many of the "local" stations serving Ottawa-Gatineau are in fact based in southern Ontario, usually Toronto. Notably, the country's #2 and #3 private-sector broadcast networks, Global and City respectively, rely on repeaters of their Toronto-based stations to serve Ottawa viewers. Despite this, however, Ottawa-Gatineau is unique among Canadian television markets, as the only market in all of Canada which has terrestrial access to virtually the entire range of Canadian broadcast networks and systems in both English and French — the larger Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver media markets each lack over-the-air access to some of the services in their market's minority language. The sole exception is aboriginal network APTN, which only has broadcast coverage in the North, but is carried on cable in Ottawa and indeed throughout the country.
Of the fourteen stations available over the air, only six actually originate from the area and provide local news. These six stations are currently owned by only three companies, with two stations apiece: the CBC (with stations for its English and French networks), RNC Media (which owns the local affiliates of the two private French-language networks, TVA and V), and Bell Media (which owns stations associated with its CTV and CTV Two networks).
Both of the CBC stations carry local evening newscasts in their respective languages. The two Bell Media-owned stations, while nominally maintaining separate news operations, do not currently compete against each other for local news; CTV airs local newscasts at midday and in the evening, while CTV Two only broadcasts a morning newscast. As for the RNC Media stations, the TVA affiliate carries a local evening newscast, whereas the V affiliate only airs short news updates.
|Digital channel||Digital PSIP||Rogers Cable
|14||6.1||3||8||CIII-DT-6||Global||rebroadcaster of CIII-DT Toronto|
|22||11.1||18||11||CHCH-DT-1||Independent||rebroadcaster of CHCH-DT Hamilton|
|20||14.1||14||15||CJMT-DT-2||Omni Television||rebroadcaster of CJMT-DT ("Omni.2") Toronto|
|24||24.1||2||10||CICO-DT-24||TVOntario||rebroadcaster of CICA-DT Toronto|
|30||30.1||69||3||CIVO-DT||Télé-Québec||Gatineau; rebroadcaster of CIVM-DT Montreal|
|42||42.1||25||55||CITS-DT-1||CTS||Christian, rebroadcaster of CITS-DT Hamilton|
|43||43.1||6||12||CHRO-DT-43||CTV Two||rebroadcaster of CHRO-TV Pembroke|
|27||60.1||16||14||CFMT-DT-2||Omni Television||rebroadcaster of CFMT-DT ("Omni.1") Toronto|
|17||65.1||15||13||CITY-DT-3||City||rebroadcaster of CITY-DT Toronto|
Rogers Cable is the main cable provider in Ottawa. For many years, Ottawa cable systems piped in stations from the nearest American city, Watertown, New York. Ottawa is more than six times as large as the Watertown market, and the Watertown stations relied heavily on advertising in Ottawa for their revenue. However, in the late 1980s, all Watertown stations except PBS outlet WNPE-TV (now WPBS) were dropped in favour of stations from Rochester, New York. They have since been replaced with stations from Detroit, though WPBS is still carried in Ottawa.
Defunct television stations
- CFVO-TV channel 30—the region's first TVA affiliate; broadcast from 1974 to 1977
- CKXT-DT-3 channel 20—local repeater of CKXT-DT Toronto; broadcast from 2008 to 2011
College and university
- Barrhaven Independent
- Barrhaven Weekender
- Canada Chinese News
- Capital Chinese News
- Centretown Buzz
- Centretown News
- Cumberland Communiqué
- Ecolatino (Latin/Italian community)
- The Epoch Times (Chinese Edition)
- Glebe Report
- Hogs Back News
- Il Postino (Italian community)
- Kanata Kourier Standard
- Kitchissippi Times
- La Nouvelle
- Manor Park Chronicle
- Manotick Messenger
- The Manotick Review
- The Mike on a Mic Show
- Muslim Link
- Nepean This Week
- New Edinburgh News
- L'Ora di Ottawa (Italian community)
- Orleans Star
- The OSCAR
- The Ottawa News
- Ottawa Jewish Bulletin
- Ottawa South Weekender
- Ottawa This Week (various)
- Ottawa Weekend Chinese News
- Queenswood Newsliner
- The Spectrum
- Stittsville News
- Stittsville Weekend Signal
- West Carleton Review
- Weekly Journal
- Mundo en Espanol Newspaper
- City Journal
- The Epoch Times (English Edition)
- Faces Magazine
- Hill Times
- To Be
- Ottawa Business Journal
- Ottawa Magazine
- Ottawa Life Magazine
- Ottawa Natural Magazine
- Ottawa Parenting Times Magazine
- Capital Xtra!
- Diplomat Magazine
- Parliament Hill offices of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
- Canadian Broadcasting Corporation corporate headquarters
- Head office of Canadian Geographic