Tag Archives: digital divide

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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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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Godspeed You! TV User

Dear Minister Glover, More Let’s Talk TV regulatory decision M&M’s were doled out today by CRTC Chairman Blais. I’m a TV delivery/carriage guy, as you know, so while the day was more about TV content regs, Chairman Blais’ mention of … 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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