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Canada OKs HDTV license for Chum

Toronto b'caster first to send high-def signal

TORONTO — Chum Television has been granted a digital over-the-air TV license by Canada’s broadcast regulator, making the Toronto-based broadcaster the first to send out a high-definition signal in Canada.

Signal, set to begin beaming in mid-February, will broadcast Citytv from the CN Tower in Toronto and provide residents in the area with free access to digital sound and a widescreen (16:9 ratio) picture.

Service also will be available on participating cablers and satellite providers.

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