Digital Television

Digital television

Digital television (DTV) is one technology for the broadcasting of television signals. DTV signals are delivered to the television set in a stream of bits, whereas analog signals are transmitted by continuously varying radio waves.

On August 31, 2011, many Canadian over-the-air television stations stopped analog broadcasting and now use digital signals instead.

Learning More About DTV

Canadian Heritage delivers policies and programs which are focussed on culture, identity and sport. This includes information related to broadcasting and interactive media, such as the website for Canada's transition to DTV.