Tag Archives: Broadcasting Act

Roger and Out (Good Buddy)

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 … Continue reading

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LTSS Groundhog Days?

Dear Minister Rodriguez, As noted in my previous post, Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2019-267 suggested that Shaw Direct’s LTSS would continue until at least November 30, 2019. After congratulating the CRTC and Shaw on the move, both replied that in fact … Continue reading

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Shaw Direct planning to “terminate” its no-fee Local Television Satellite Solution (LTSS) August 31, 2019

Dear Minister Rodriguez, Congrats on your 2018 appointment as Minister of Canadian Heritage. Writing with regards to CRTC Broadcasting Notice of Consultation CRTC 2019-107 that includes the licence renewal request by Shaw Direct (Star Choice Television Network). As part of … Continue reading

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Part 2: Canada and ATSC 3.0

Dear Minister Joly, Figured I’d follow up my previous post about how small Canadian television broadcasters are planning (if at all) for ATSC 3.0 with a post about what the Canadian television broadcasters “owned by large English ownership groups” are … Continue reading

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THE END(S) OF ANALOGUE: ACCESS TO CBC/RADIO-CANADA TELEVISION PROGRAMMING IN AN ERA OF DIGITAL DELIVERY

Dear Minister Joly, If of interest, my dissertation is available here: THE END(S) OF ANALOGUE: ACCESS TO CBC/RADIO-CANADA TELEVISION PROGRAMMING IN AN ERA OF DIGITAL DELIVERY. Cheers, Steven James May, PhD  

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Canada’s 600 MHz DTV transition: 238 analogue OTA TV transmitters slated for transition to digital OTA TV

Dear Minister Joly, Long time! Did you get to meet Bono at the Canada Day 150 celebrations? Now that Minister Bains at ISED has announced Canada’s 600 MHz DTV transition plan, I’m particularly interested in the 238 analogue OTA (NTSC) … Continue reading

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$5 Bucks, $5 Bucks, $5 Bucks!

 *Update: Shortly after posting this, I noticed that Bell Mobile TV is now $5 for 5 hours of TV/month instead of the 10 hours per month that was included up until a week or two ago. *Update: Bell has advised … Continue reading

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Unlike Netflix, the CRTC has a duty to serve Canada

We haven’t made any decisions, we are not leaning in any particular direction, but some parties in this proceeding have raised some issues and it’s our duty to examine those. And it’s a fact-based issue and in fact some of … Continue reading

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Handy list of communities that stand to lose CBC/Radio-Canada OTA TV after July 31, 2012

Dear Minister Moore, Writing with a list of some of the communities that stand to lose over-the-air CBC/Radio-Canada television after July 31, 2012, according to CBC’s current request before the CRTC. Citizens can comment on CBC’s request here until June … Continue reading

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Dude, Where’s My CBC TV?: Can CBC Legally Stop OTA TV Broadcasting Outside Mandatory Digital Markets?

Dear Minister  Moore, Writing with regards to yesterday’s response by  CBC/Radio-Canada (CBC) to your DRAP funding cuts. Part of CBC’s plan is to cease all analogue television broadcasting on July 31, 2012. That means there will be no over-the-air (OTA) … Continue reading

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