Canada: CTV Deploys Calgary’s HD Transmitter

CTV, Canada’s largest private broadcaster, said it has completed configuring and has now deployed its HD transmitter in Calgary for terrestrial broadcasts of its HD channels.

The network broadcaster airs a lot of American series from a variety of networks, including the CSI franchise (CBS), “American Idol” (Fox), and “Grey’s Anatomy” (ABC)—all of which are available in HD.

CTV said it was the first Canadian network to broadcast over-the-air in HD, ramping up its first high-definition terrestrial broadcast in 2003. Besides the new transmitter for Calgary, “CTV Network in HD” also is available in the greater Toronto market (Channel 40), and on the island of Vancouver (Channel 33).

CTV Television is owned by CTVglobemedia, a media interest which is involved in broadcast TV, radio and Internet platforms across Canada.