, branded as Channel 12 Durham
(for its cable position; its broadcast channel is 22), is a CBC
-affiliated television station
, 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
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.
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......