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CBC Television 2009.svg
City of license Ottawa, Ontario
Branding CBC Television
Slogan Canada Lives Here
Channels Analog: 4 (VHF)
Digital: 25 (UHF)
Virtual: 4.1 (PSIP)
Translators see below
Affiliations CBC
Owner Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
First air date June 2, 1953
Call letters’ meaning Canadian
Broadcasting Corporation
Sister station(s) CBO-FM, CBOQ-FM
Transmitter Power 100 kW (analog)
165 kW (digital)
Height 397.5 m (analog)
332.9 m (digital)
Transmitter Coordinates 45°30′9″N 75°50′59″W / 45.5025°N 75.84972°W / 45.5025; -75.84972 (CBOT)
Website CBC Ottawa

CBOT is a Canadian Broadcasting Corporation television station in Ottawa, Ontario. The third television station in Canada, CBOT went on the air for the first time on June 2, 1953. It is located in the CBC Ottawa Broadcast Centre.

Before the launch of CBOFT, CBOT aired both English language and French language programs.


Station branding

During the late 1970s into the early 1980s, CBOT was known as "CBC 4 Ottawa", and its newscasts were known as "CBC 4 News". In 1980, CBC 4 News at six was anchored by Ab Douglas, and by Joe Spence at 11:27, following The National. In the mid-1980s the station was known as "CBOT 4", then as "CBC Ottawa".

Channel 4 logo used by CBOT for several years in the early 1980s.

News Staff and reporters

  • Lucy van Oldenbarneveld, News Anchor, CBC News: Ottawa at Six
  • Karina Roman, Fill-in anchor
  • Lynn Douris, Fill-in anchor
  • Ian Black, Meteorologist
  • Dan Seguin, Sports
  • Steve Fischer, Reporter
  • Simon Gardner, Reporter
  • Danny Globerman, Reporter
  • Paul Morrisset, Reporter
  • Dian Duthie, Reporter, occasionnal news anchor
  • Cory O'Kelly, Reporter
  • Pierre Trottier, Video Production Editor
  • Teri Loretto, Fill-in, Weather

Past personalities


Station City of licence Channel ERP HAAT Transmitter Coordinates
CBOT-1 Foymount 59 (UHF) 66.7 kW 229.2 m 45°25′48″N 77°18′14″W / 45.43°N 77.30389°W / 45.43; -77.30389 (CBOT-1)
CBOT-2 Barry's Bay 19 (UHF) 8.6 kW 170.4 m 45°29′23″N 77°42′56″W / 45.48972°N 77.71556°W / 45.48972; -77.71556 (CBOT-2)
CBOT-3 Whitney 9 (VHF) 0.01 kW NA 45°29′18″N 78°12′22″W / 45.48833°N 78.20611°W / 45.48833; -78.20611 (CBOT-3)
CBOT-4 Maynooth 51 (UHF) 1.535 kW 121.5 m 45°13′37″N 77°52′29″W / 45.22694°N 77.87472°W / 45.22694; -77.87472 (CBOT-4)
CBOT-5 McArthur's Mills 33 (UHF) 4.286 kW 125.3 m 45°5′18″N 77°38′49″W / 45.08833°N 77.64694°W / 45.08833; -77.64694 (CBOT-5)
CBOT-6 Pembroke 3 (VHF) 43.3 kW 152.2 m 46°2′40″N 77°28′4″W / 46.04444°N 77.46778°W / 46.04444; -77.46778 (CBOT-6)

Digital television and high definition

After the analog television shutdown and digital conversion, which is tentatively scheduled to take place on August 31, 2011 [1], CBOT will continue digital broadcasts on its current pre-transition and post-transition channel number, 25. However, through the use of PSIP, digital television receivers will display CBOT's virtual channel as 4.1.


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