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.