CHEX-TV-2

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CHEX-TV-2, branded as Channel 12 Durham (for its cable position; its broadcast channel is 22), is a CBC-affiliated television station in Oshawa, Ontario, Canada, serving the Durham Region. The station's affiliation is despite the fact the Durham region is within the broadcast area of Toronto's CBLT. It is owned by Corus Entertainment, and is carried on Rogers Cable throughout the Greater Toronto Area.

History

Oshawa, though larger than Peterborough, had not been granted a television station in the original 1950s channel assignments. Instead, it was folded into the Toronto market.

In 1992, CHEX-TV, based in Peterborough, started broadcasting its programming on a new transmitter in Oshawa, broadcasting on a channel used prior to 1988 as a Toronto-area rebroadcaster of CIII-TV (since Shaw acquired Global in 2010, no indication whether CHEX-2 can be converted to a Global affiliate). In 1993, the Oshawa transmitter became a semi-satellite with some slight differences in local programming. By the early 2000s, the station had adopted a very different schedule; for instance, its local current-affairs programs, Live at 5 and Lifestyles with Rita, are produced and aired independently of the Peterborough station, and focus on the Durham Region.

Programming

Most of CHEX-TV-2's CBC programming are children's shows, prime-time and weekend programs -- the rest of the schedule is filled with syndicated shows, local programming and infomercials. Notable non-CBC programs include The Oprah...... ...
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