Digital: 4 (VHF)
Virtual: 4.1 (PSIP)
First air date
July 28, 1976
Call letters’ meaning
C I Television for Lloydminster
CKSA-FM, CILR-FM, CKSA-DT
Former channel number(s)
4 (Analog, VHF, 1976-2011)
53°23′48″N 110°0′27″W / 53.39667°N 110.00750°W / 53.39667; -110.00750
CITL-DT is a privately owned television station serving as an affiliate of CTV in the city of Lloydminster, located on the border of the Canadian provinces of Alberta and Saskatchewan. It broadcasts a digital signal on VHF channel 4 from a transmitter located near Highway 17 and Township Road 512, near the Saskatchewan provincial line.
Owned by Newcap Radio, it is sister to Global affiliate CKSA-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 020 (Classic) or 520 (Advanced). This station can also be seen on Shaw Cable channel 3.
3 Former Transmitters
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The station first signed on the air on July 28, 1976, and has been a CTV affiliate since its sign-on. CITL, along with their sister station CKSA, were acquired by Newcap Broadcasting in 2005 from their former owner, Midwest Television.
Prior to the August 31, 2011 digital transition, CITL had rebroadcast transmitters in Wainwright, Provost, Bonnyville, Meadow Lake and Alcot Trail. The station’s main transmitter was required to participate in the digital transition, but Newcap also decided to shut its other transmitters, other than Alcot Lake’s, on the same date, though there was no requirement to shut down or convert any of these other transmitters to digital.
Alternate logo of CITL
The station had attempted to add a rebroadcaster in Fort McMurray in 2006, but this was subsequently withdrawn. The application had been surprising since a CTV-owned station, CFRN-TV, had already served the area on cable with some separate news programming and commercials since 1990 from CFRN’s repeater in Ashmont.
As of 2013, CITL clears the vast majority of the CTV schedule, and