Hay River Community Service TV Society gets analog feed back
Yellowknife, N.W.T. -As technology grows the older systems that were once on the cutting edge are simply shut down and moved to the side.
Unfortunately, the shuffle from old to new can often affect smaller communities, which can lead residents being deprived of some of services and that happened in Hay River as they lost some of their analog feeds, but Garry Hoffman, president of the town's community service TV society, said they have been able to restore them thanks to the CBC.
"We approach them with the possibility of keeping those signals on the air and basically their equipment was going to be removed. Because it was basically surplus or obsolete, so we good working relationship."
Hoffman explained why it was important to return this service to residents.
"So when it was shut down we did have a tremendous number of phone calls from residence saying what happened? Where did it go? And we would like it back. So I guess that is just a service that we in Hay River have been providing over the air for some 30 years."
Hoffman added the switch to digital was enforced by the CRTC a number of years ago that cities with a population over 300,000 had to covert.
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