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TVO cancels plan to shut down OTA transmitters

Media | 02/17/2017 5:27 pm EST

Ontario public broadcaster TVO has decided to keep broadcasting over-the-air (OTA), after the provincial government moved to provide $1 million in funding to keep the transmitters operational. TVO said in a press release Friday that the decision was based on feedback from viewers, donors, and the eight communities in which transmitters were scheduled to shut down. In January, the broadcaster said eliminating OTA broadcasts in communities outside of Toronto would save it $1 million. “We listened to the concerns of people who rely on over-the-air...