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CKCW-DT

CKCW-DT
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Moncton, New Brunswick
Branding CTV Atlantic
CTV News Atlantic (newscasts)
Channels Digital: 29 (UHF)
Virtual: 29.1 (PSIP)
Translators see below
Affiliations CTV
Owner Bell Media
First air date November 30, 1954
Former callsigns CKCW-TV (1954-2011)
Former channel number(s) 2 (Analog, 1954-2011)
Former affiliations CBC (1954-1969)
Transmitter power 390 kW
Height 304.4 m
Transmitter coordinates

45°51′6″N 64°48′44″W / 45.85167°N 64.81222°W / 45.85167; -64.81222{{#coordinates:45|51|6|N|64|48|44|W|type:landmark | |name=

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Website CTV Atlantic

CKCW-DT is the CTV owned-and-operated television station in Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada. It broadcasts a high-definition digital signal on UHF channel 29 from a transmitter located on Wilson Road in Hillsborough. It serves as the CTV outlet for both New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island (by way of a repeater in Charlottetown). It is sister station to CKLT-DT in Saint John, which essentially operates as a CKCW rebroadcaster even though it is separately licensed.

Owned by Bell Media, it is part of the CTV Atlantic regional system in the Canadian Maritimes. Its studios are located at Halifax and George Streets in Moncton, with a PEI bureau in Charlottetown. On cable, CKCW-DT can be seen on Rogers Cable channel 8 and Eastlink channel 9.

History

The station first went on the air in 1954 and was founded by Fred A. Lynds and his company, Moncton Broadcasting, along with CKCW radio (AM 1220, now FM 94.5). It was originally the CBC Television affiliate for southern New Brunswick. CKCW was part of a regional network of stations called the Lionel Television System. Its mascot was called Lionel the Lobster.

On September 21, 1969, as part of a complex realignment of television affiliations in the Maritimes, Saint John's original station, CHSJ-TV (now CBAT-TV) set up a rebroadcaster in Moncton, enabling CKCW-TV to switch to CTV. CKCW then built a full-time satellite in Saint John, CKLT. However, since CHSJ-TV needed time to build rebroadcasters in the northern part of the province, CKCW's rebroadcasters in Campbellton, Upsalquitch and Newcastle continued to air CBC programming until 1976.

The two stations were bought by CHUM Limited and merged into the Atlantic Television System, forerunner of CTV Atlantic, in 1972. At the same time, CKCW signed on a repeater in Charlottetown, making PEI the last portion of eastern Canada to receive CTV.

Although for many years the station continued to air local programming, since the mid-1990s it has been a semi-satellite of CTV Atlantic flagship CJCH-DT in Halifax, Nova Scotia, except for local news inserts and some commercials.

Transmitters

Station City of licence Channel ERP HAAT Transmitter Coordinates
CKCW-DT-1 Charlottetown, PEI 8 (VHF)
Virtual: 8.1 (PSIP)
9.6 kW 150.3 m 16|0|N|63|20|27|W|type:landmark name=CKCW-TV-1

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CKCW-TV-2* St. Edward, PEI 5 (VHF) 1.1 kW 103.9 m 53|34|N|64|8|53|W|type:landmark name=CKCW-TV-2

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CKAM-TV* Upsalquitch 12 (VHF) 230 kW 424.9 m 27|19|N|66|25|4|W|type:landmark name=CKAM-TV

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CKAM-TV-1 Newcastle 10 (VHF) 0.009 kW NA 0|22|N|65|35|12|W|type:landmark name=CKAM-TV-1

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CKAM-TV-2 Chatham 10 (VHF) 0.009 kW NA 0|22|N|65|35|12|W|type:landmark name=CKAM-TV-2

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CKAM-TV-3 Blackville 9 (VHF) 0.009 kW NA 44|52|N|65|50|31|W|type:landmark name=CKAM-TV-3

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CKAM-TV-4 Doaktown 10 (VHF) 0.009 kW NA 34|17|N|66|7|49|W|type:landmark name=CKAM-TV-4

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CKCD-TV* Campbellton 7 (VHF) 1.8 kW 245.9 m 4|58|N|66|34|50|W|type:landmark name=CKCD-TV

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* These and a long list of CTV rebroadcasters nationwide were 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.[1] A subsequent change in ownership assigned full control of CTVglobemedia to Bell Canada; as of 2011, these transmitters remain in normal licensed broadcast operation.[2]

Additionally, CKLT (and its associated rebroadcasters) is considered a full-time satellite of CKCW.

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