Dear Minister Moore,
Received a Twitter tip from @mvormittag this morning that CBLFT (French CBC TV in Toronto) was doing ATSC Mobile DTV testing, also known as ATSC Mobile DTV, ATSC M/H or just MDTV.
I scanned for signals on the RCA MDTV portable television borrowed from @catmiddleton when I got home this afternoon.
Sure enough, I was able to pull in one MDTV signal.
It wasn’t in French but it was a MDTV broadcast of the same episode of CBC TV’s “In the Kitchen with Stefano Faita” that was also airing on CBC’s Toronto DTV broadcast.
As you can see above, the station displayed as 5 -2 (25) CBC E. Please note that the time in the photo is one hour behind (I need to spring the internal clock forward).
The display did not show any Closed Captioning or multilingual audio.
Both H-264 and HE-AAC were both highlighted which is strange.
The picture signal was good but the audio had a variable clicking sound to it.
This is exciting news. I hope CBC keeps this sort of multiplexing up.
Now we just need MDTV devices in Canada.