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.