Dear Minister Moore,
Hot summer we’re having, eh? Hope you and your dog are keepin’ cool.
As I’m sure you’ve heard by now, the CRTC has approved CBC’s request to shut off its remaining analogue television transmitters and to not replace them with digital transmitters.
Two elements of this CRTC decision stand out to me.
First, the CRTC mentions in the decision that CBC does not have an obligation to broadcast.
I find this curious since the CBC is defined in the Broadcasting Act (Section 3, l) as “the national public broadcaster”.
The other thing about the CRTC’s decision that stands out to me is that the CRTC is once again putting its faith in Shaw’s Local Television Satellite Solution (LTSS) program as the sure fire fix to Canadians who stand to lose OTA CBC TV on August 1, 2012. If a BDU like Shaw is going to be the saviour of rural and remote CBC TV, Shaw really should start promoting this largely unknown and limited time offer. CBC and Canadian Heritage should be promoting the LTSS too, I reckon.
Seeing that WordPress is advising that this here is my 100th Dude, Where’s My TV? blog post and that the CRTC has approved CBC’s request to shut off its remaining analogue television transmitters across Canada, I figure that it’s fitting that I make this my final Dude TV blog post.
Special thanks to the #DTV2011 Army and to Dr. Murphy at Ryerson for approving this blog as an assignment back in 2010.