I've heard a lot of TV stations have been bitching about the necessity and the cost of the switch to digital over the air reception.
I just realized however, aside from the CBC, all of these local over the air stations are owned by companies who also own the wireless infrastructure in Canada, and stand to ultimately gain more spectrum for their wireless devices.
So why do CTV (Bell), Global (Shaw), CITY (Rogers), et all want to push the idea that they're losing money on conventional television? If they are, it's their own fault for spending too much on American TV.
To be fair, Global never bitched before or after it was owned by Shaw, and it's already available in high-def in Winnipeg.
One more month and the digital switch will be complete. Have your digital box connected via HDMI or RCA, and plug in an antenna to get the locals in high def over the air.
Hope the CBC airs at least the first Jets game in high-def on HNIC.