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CKSA-DT
CKSA-DT
CKSA-TV.svg
Lloydminster, Alberta/Saskatchewan
Canada
BrandingCKSA
Newcap Television
ChannelsDigital: 2 (VHF)
Virtual: 2 (PSIP)
Translatorssee below
AffiliationsGlobal
OwnerStingray Group
First air dateSeptember 23, 1960
Call letters' meaningC K Saskatchewan and Alberta (taken from sister radio station)
Sister station(s)CKSA-FM, CILR-FM, CITL-DT
Former callsignsCHSA-TV (1960-1963), CKSA-TV (1963-2011)
Former channel number(s)2 (Analog, VHF, 1960-2011)
Former affiliationsCBC (1960-2016)
Transmitter power8.1 kW
Height220.6 m
Transmitter coordinates53°23?48?N 110°0?27?W / 53.39667°N 110.00750°W / 53.39667; -110.00750
Websitecksatv.ca

CKSA-DT is a Canadian television station in the city of Lloydminster, located on the border of the provinces of Alberta and Saskatchewan. Owned by the Stingray Group, it broadcasts a digital signal on VHF channel 2 from a transmitter located near Highway 17 and Township Road 512, near the Saskatchewan provincial line. CKSA is an affiliate of the Global Television Network; from its launch through 2016, it was an affiliate of CBC Television, and was that network's last remaining privately owned affiliate. It is a sister to CTV affiliate CITL-DT and both stations share studios located on 50 Street and 51 Avenue on the Alberta side of Lloydminster. On Shaw Direct, the channel is available in high definition on channel 19 (Classic) or 519 (Advanced). This station can also be seen on Shaw Cable channel 5.

History

Switch to Global

On May 24, 2016, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) published an application by Newcap to disaffiliate the station from CBC Television effective August 31 of that year, claiming that the public broadcaster had elected not to renew any of its affiliations with private stations beyond that date. Newcap indicated that it will seek programming from another supplier, without saying whether such alternate programming had been found.[1] On September 1, 2016, CKSA switched to Global.[2][3]

Following the February 2016 switch of British Columbia outlets CJDC-TV Dawson Creek and CFTK-TV Terrace to CTV 2, CKSA-DT was the only privately owned CBC Television affiliate remaining in the system.

CKSA, along with sister CITL, signs off every night, and does not air Global's overnight programming, as both stations have the Canadian National Anthem "O Canada" played during the sign-off.

Newscasts

As of September 4, 2018, CKSA broadcasts 5 hours of local news per week. "Prime Time Local News" airs at 5 PM on weekdays and is simulcast with CITL; there is no local news on weekends.[4] In addition, all newscasts from Global Edmonton/CITV-DT are simulcast on CKSA, except for Global News at 5 and the weekday editions of Global National.

The station previously broadcast "Newcap News" at 5 PM, followed by Global National at 5:30 PM from the start of its Global affiliation until August 31, 2018.[5] On September 4, 2018, the program was expanded to 1-hour on CKSA, reformatted from a traditional newscast to a news magazine, and re-branded as "Prime Time Local News".[6] Global National is only seen on weekends on CKSA preceding Global News Hour at 6.

Transmitters

CKSA was also broadcast on CKSA-TV-3 channel 8 in Wainwright and CKSA-TV-4 channel 12 in Provost, until they ceased operations on August 31, 2011. It was also rebroadcast on CBCS-TV-1 channel 8, an analog rebroadcaster of CKSA in Meadow Lake, Saskatchewan owned by the CBC; this repeater closed on July 31, 2012, as part of the CBC's austerity measures to keep the corporation solvent and in operation.[7]

References

  1. ^ Newcap Inc. "CRTC Application 2016-0510-7" (ZIP). Retrieved .
  2. ^ Faguy, Steve. "Global expands network after CBC abandons affiliates". Retrieved 2016.
  3. ^ "'Global National,' 'The Morning Show' expanding into new areas". Global News. Retrieved 2016.
  4. ^ https://www.cksatv.ca/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/CKSA-TV-Oct-13-Nov-10.pdf
  5. ^ http://www.popflock.com/video?id=ci7Ts2r_qx0
  6. ^ http://www.popflock.com/video?id=VGJ2mdxipHE
  7. ^ CBC/Radio-Canada Speech Transcript: "Speaking notes for Hubert T. Lacroix, President and CEO, CBC/Radio-Canada, regarding measures announced in the context of the Deficit Reduction Action Plan (DRAP)", April 4, 2012. Archived April 7, 2012, at the Wayback Machine


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