Dear Minister Glover,
Shaw announced this week that its Local Television Satellite Solution (LTSS) program will end on August 31, 2019.
Problem is, Shaw doesn’t have the authority to make such a decision. Only the CRTC does.
While it is true that the CRTC requires Shaw to offer the LTSS program until its next licence renewal of August 31, 2019, nowhere in the decision related to the program does it say that the LTSS will end on that date.
The CRTC may very well decide that Shaw should be required to continue offering the LTSS service to Canadians beyond August 31, 2019.