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2013 Annual General Meeting

We have received the results of the TV viewer Survey conducted by the Regional District.    First of all, I would like to thank all of our viewers who took the time to complete this survey.    This was very important to the continuation of this service and its funding by the Regional District of Bulkley Nechako.

An overwhelming majority ( 89 per cent )  indicated that they wanted to continue supporting the Rebroadcasting Society.    This indicates that a large number of people still value free Over-The-Air TV channels (  tv channels received with an old fashioned TV antenna )  and want to continue to have an alternative to paid TV services.

There is also an appetite for additional channels.    The overwhelming top two choices were The Discovery Channel and the History Channel.    In order to provide additional channels we would be forced to switch at least one channel in each community to a digital format.    No fear, this would NOT be a paid service like cable or satellite !

If we do broadcast a digital channel, it will still be free, but may require different equipment to receive.   If your tv is less than 5 years old, you already have what you need to receive digital channels.    If your tv is  a flat panel type LCD TV, then you are also ready to receive these channels.    If you have an older CRT type TV, then you will need either a convertor box ( about $70 or less ) or a new LCD Tv.

We will  be providing more information over the coming months about the possibility of broadcasting digital channels.     There is also more information on this website about the benefits of going digital.

You can always contact me via the contact form or by phone, if you need more information about any of our services.

Attention – Topley TV Viewers !

This is important news for all Topley TV viewers.    If you watch Channel 6 – Knowledge Network or Channel 11 – Global TV,    please read the rest of this post.

The continued operation of these channels is under review and we need to know how many people are watching these channels.   If there is insufficient interest, it is likely the channels will no longer be available to Topley viewers !

Please fill out the comment form below to let us know you want to keep these channels !

Or you may phone me ( Richard ) at 250-847-2838 and leave a message.      You can also contact me if you have any other questions or comments.

P.S.   If funding permits and there is enough interest we would like to switch to  digital, so that we may provide additional channels.

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2012 Annual General Meeting

Houston-Smithers Rebroadcasting Society will be holding its 2012 Annual General Meeting  in August.

2012 AGM

Houston-Smithers Rebroadcasting Society

Monday -August 27th – 2012

7:30 Pm

Old Church – Corner of King St &  First Ave.

Smithers

 

Everyone is welcome.   One of the main topics will be the upcoming review, by the Regional District, of the TV rebroadcasting function in the Regional District.    This could determine whether you will be able to receive any free Over-the-Air TV channels in the future.

Another item up for discussion will be the possibility of adding additional channels by going to a digital format.     Only one channel in each area would be digital and all channels would remain free.   The only requirement would be a TV purchased in the last 5 years or the one-time purchase of a decoder.

AGM

Annual General Meeting

Houston – Smithers Rebroadcasting Society

Thursday  – August 11th  –  7:30 PM

Old Church – First & King  – Smithers.

Phone: 250-847-2838      email:  arharris@tvsmithers.com

Everyone is welcome !

Come and see what is happening to your

local tv channels.

What TV Channels are available ??

                      Channel                Location                    Station

Smithers              5                Tyhee Mountain         CBC/ TK7

 & Telkwa            10                Hudson Bay Mt.          Global BC

                          13                Tyhee Mountain          CTVBC

                         20                 Hudson Bay Mt.       Knowledge

                           31                 Tyhee Mountain        Knowledge

Houston              2                     Mt. Harry Davis       Off the Air

                                              Mt. Harry Davis        Global BC

                          18                    Mt. Harry Davis        Knowledge

Topley                                    Downtown Topley     Knowledge

                          11                    Downtown Topley     Global BC

We also provide CBC Radio Two on 88.1 in the Smithers-Telkwa area and 104.7 in the Houston area.

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