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Hamilton cablecos duplicate analog signals in digital to compete against satellite TV

News | 03/11/2004 5:00 am EST

Two small Hamilton ON-based cablecos have become the first in Canada to duplicate all the analog signals they distribute in digital to better compete with their all-digital direct-to-home (DTH) satellite TV rivals. Privately owned and family-run Source Cable and Wireless Ltd., serving about 16,000 cable customers in Hamilton Mountain, introduced its all-digital offering on February 12. Mountain Cablevision Ltd., serving about 37,000 cable customers in the Hamilton area, followed close behind, launching its all-digital option a week ago. Persona Communications Inc. introduced an all-digital lineup in Kirkland Lake ON in 2001, but did not continue to offer signals in analog, as Mountain and Source are doing (CCR, Sept. 13/01).

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