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CBC/Radio-Canada Transmission

CBC/Radio-Canada Transmission is a division of CBC, responsible for providing the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) the means by which the Corporation collects, distributes and delivers its radio and television services to Canadians. In addition to the on-going business of serving CBC’s program delivery requirements, CBC/Radio-Canada Transmission also provides transmission-related services to the private sector. This includes shared co-location at CBC transmitter facilities.

Background

From its beginnings in 1932, CBC was charged with providing a nationwide public broadcasting service. To provide the program production and signal delivery infrastructure, a component known as CBC Engineering was created. Over the ensuing 63 years, that component built and maintained the system of studios, transmitters, towers and associated antennas that exists today.

In 1995, the Transmission and Distribution Department of CBC Engineering became fully integrated in its operations, maintenance and project functions and, in 2001, was constituted an independent division within the CBC.

Quick Facts

  • Approximately 500 owned and operated transmission towers
  • Population Served - 99% of Canadians are reached by one or more CBC broadcast services
  • Responsibilities - to operate and maintain transmitter sites and the engineering and implementation of projects
  • State of the art 24/7 monitoring service provided by CBC Transmission’s National Alarm Centre (NAC)
  • CBC Transmission possesses one of the largest inventories of broadcast test equipment in the country, including field survey vehicles.

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