Monthly Archives: August 2010

Let the OTA TV transition countdown begin!

Dear Minister Moore, As well as being my brother’s birthday (Happy Birthday, Bro!), today also marks one year until Canada is scheduled to cease analogue over-the-air (OTA) television broadcasting in most markets across the country. In preparation of this television … Continue reading

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A quick note regarding piracy

Dear Minister Moore, It strikes me that Canada will likely see a sharp rise in television reception piracy (especially the satellite kind) if the Government of Canada fails to get the over-the-air digital television transition right. Best, Steven James May

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OTA TV interview in Toronto

Hello Minister Moore, Interviewed my neighbour and friend Arlene last night in search of insight from a Toronto-based OTA TV viewer. Arlene likes the small and portable CRT TV that she’s had since university (pictured above) and has no interest … Continue reading

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FOUND! Digital to Analogue Converter Box

Dear Minister Moore, Following up regarding my digital to analogue converter box search. After unsuccessfully scouring electronics stores across the Greater Toronto Area for an in-stock box, I finally found one last month while killing time in Napanee, Ontario. Good … Continue reading

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Free CRT TV of the Month

Spotted this fella just before today’s sunshower. I almost brought it home. Panasonic CRT, at least 27 “, looks well cared for. Hopefully this one doesn’t get smashed. Steven p.s. I’ve spotted at least a half dozen CRT TVs on … Continue reading

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Ensuring “appropriate and efficient” public broadcasting within a digital broadcast landscape

Dear Ian, Figured I should chime in regarding CBC/Radio-Canada‚Äôs announcement last week that it will not be able to make the August 31, 2011 (over-the-air) OTA TV digital switchover (http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/technology/cbc-says-switch-to-digital-too-onerous-to-make-deadline/article1666092/). This announcement is actually good news for television-viewing Canadians and … Continue reading

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OTA TV interview in Renfrew County

Hey Dominic, Received a message last week from an OTA TV viewer in Renfrew who spotted one of my posters in her local grocery store. Lynne was clearly an OTA TV advocate so I jumped in the car with my … Continue reading

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