Tag Archives: Canada

Skinny Basic a boon for OTA?

Dear Minister Joly, Congrats on the new gig. Now that Phase I of the CRTC’s Skinny Basic is in place, I wonder if this just might be the break that (over-the-air) OTA TV in Canada has been waiting for. While … 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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Magic Items

Dear Minister Glover, There were a series of important TV announcements in London, Ontario this morning. Of particular note to this here blog was mention of the future status of OTA TV in Canada. CRTC Chairman Blais can take it … Continue reading

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New OTA DTV station available in GTA care of multicasting by Sinclair

Dear Minister Glover, Happy New Year. Time to rescan your OTA DTV tuner. Writing with regards to a new TV station that is available by antenna in the Greater Toronto Area (and elsewhere) care of Sinclair Broadcasting Group’s WUTV Buffalo … Continue reading

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1 week left to apply to Shaw’s Local Television Satellite Solution

Dear Minister Glover, A quick reminder that Canadians have one week left to apply to Shaw’s Local Television Satellite Solution. Question is, was it worth it? Steven

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The CRTC decides when the LTSS ends, not Shaw

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 … Continue reading

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Phase 3 of Let’s Talk TV: Broadcasting Notice of Consultation CRTC 2014-190

Dear Minister Glover, Long time. As part of Phase 3 of the CRTC’s “Talk TV” initiative, the Commission is asking Canadians about the value of OTA TV in Canada with respect to access to local TV stations and whether OTA … Continue reading

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