Two-year anniversary of Dude, Where’s My TV?

Dear Minister Moore,

Today is the two-year anniversary of this here blog.

Originally launched as part of a directed research course at Ryerson, the blog has since taken on a life of its own.

My first post was made 15 months before Canada’s digital television transition deadline.

At the time, I was worried that Canadians weren’t being given enough information about the transition. This blog was to serve as a platform where Canadians who watched over-the-air (OTA) television could learn more about the DTV transition and also share their own stories. One of my posts, a vlog entry featuring a Roblin, Ontario OTA TV viewer, was played to the CRTC in 2011.

Following Canada’s digital television transition deadline of August 31, 2011, this blog has shifted to being more about how Canadians are accessing their television in the digital age and at what cost.

Next up is the shut-off of CBC/Radio-Canada’s remaining 620 analogue OTA television transmitters on July 31, 2012. TVO will also be shutting off its remaining 100 or so analogue transmitters on the same day.

If you are part of the 1.7% of TV viewers who are still watching CBC/Radio-Canada over-the-air in analogue, and/or an analogue TVO viewer, please leave a comment and share your story.



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3 Responses to Two-year anniversary of Dude, Where’s My TV?

  1. David Winter says:

    There is more then just 1.7 percent watching Analog CBC in London Ontario….. There is over 70 000 OTA Viewers in London and Area alone.

    • Thanks for the comment, David. I don’t buy the 1.7% stat either but even if it’s true those Canadians still matter. Curious to find out where you got your 70K OTA analogue CBC TV viewers in London stat.

  2. Geoffrey Lee says:

    My first encounter with cable TV was when their charges was about six bucks a month, too much then.
    They do not pay for the use of the signals they use, good business model, get for free and sell for a few dozen bucks a month.
    CBC and TVO might have gained from getting paid…?
    A third satelite supplier was licenced to be a FreeSat service – not going to happen, they are pay as you go.

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