Dear Minister Guilbeault,
Congrats on your new appointment.
As you may know, Shaw Direct commenced the shutdown of its wildly successful no fee Local Television Satellite Solution (LTSS) program starting ~ November 5. By Shaw Direct’s ledger this represented more than nine weeks of bonus Groundhog Day TV for LTSS subscribers.
My hunch is that many Canadian households always knew it was a limited time offer but they took it anyway after Canada botched its 2011 digital television transition. As Graham Longford noted in 2008, spectrum matters.
According to a Twitter DM reply from Shaw Direct, the company’s target is to complete the LTSS shutdown by early December 2019.
Once settled into your new digs, if you’re able to please reach out to J.R. Shaw and see how your government might not only help to maintain but enhance television access to tens of thousands of LTSSers it would be greatly appreciated.