Tag Archives: CRTC

10th anniversary of Dude, Where’s My TV?

Dear Minister Guilbeault, May 15, 2010 marked the first post to this blog. At the time, I was primarily concerned about how Canada’s approach to its 700 MHz spectrum auction and transition to digital over-the-air (OTA) television might affect household … Continue reading

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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’s LTSS extended until at least November 30, 2019

Dear Minister Rodriguez, Writing to advise that the CRTC administratively-renewed Shaw Direct’s licence today until November 30, 2019, “subject to the same terms and conditions as those in effect under the current licenc(e)”. This means that Shaw’s no-fee Local Television … 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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Canada and ATSC 3.0

Dear Minister Joly, A number of small Canadian television broadcasters have recently submitted requests to renew their licences.  As part of their applications, the CRTC has asked each broadcaster to share their plans (if any) for the new ATSC 3.0 … Continue reading

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TVO OTA SOS

Dear Minister Joly, Today is the day that TVO, Ontario’s educational public television broadcaster, had originally scheduled to shut down eight of its nine over-the-air (OTA) digital television transmitters. At the time of the announcement in January 2017, TVO’s CEO Lisa … 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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