call_letters = CITS-TV
station_slogan = Television You Can Believe In
station_branding = CTS
analog = 36 (UHF)
digital = 35 (UHF)
other_chs = see below
affiliations = CTS
September 30, 1998
location = Hamilton/
Crossroads Christian Communications
licensee = Crossroads Television System
effective_radiated_power = 1028 kW (analog)
10 kW (digital)
HAAT = 338.2 m (both)
coordinates = coord|43|12|27|N|79|46|31|W|type:landmark
homepage = [http://www.ctstv.com/ CTS]
CITS is a
Canadian English language religious television stationbased in Ontario. It is licensed to the city of Hamilton, although its studios are located in Burlington. CITS uses the on-air brand of CTS ( Crossroads Television System). CTS transmits on Channel 36 from the CHCH-TVtower at 481 First Road West in Stoney Creek.
CTS airs programming for family viewing, mostly based on
Christianvalues, including dramas, comedies, mini-series, talk shows and more, although CTS also features shows on political commentary and other religions, including Judaism, Islam, and Sikhism. It is administered by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission(CRTC) Religious Broadcast Regulations and follows a policy of not airing shows containing "coarse language, gratuitous violence or explicit sexual scenes."
, but it was pushed back to allow cable companies to make changes to some of their channel designations.
Throughout the years, CITS-TV expanded its coverage across southern Ontario by adding transmitters in London and Ottawa and by securing cable carriage on various cable companies across Ontario and Canada and on satellite. CITS-TV began broadcasting a digital signal on UHF Channel 35 in Hamilton, ON as of January 2008.
* [http://www.ctstv.com/ Crossroads Television System]
* [http://www.broadcasting-history.ca/listings_and_histories/television/histories.php?id=11&historyID=25 Canadian Communications Foundation - CITS-TV History]
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