Tag Archives: digital television transition

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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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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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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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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Community Manager gets Shaw to (briefly) re-open LTSS

Dear Minister Glover, I received a curious blog comment this week from a woman named Sherry. “(W)hy is Clinton,BC allowed to install LTSS for the next 4 days and no one else is allowed???”, said Sherry. After noting to Sherry … Continue reading

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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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Dude TV blog post #100: CRTC approves shut down of CBC TV analogue transmitters + Sign off from Steven

Dear Minister Moore, Hot summer we’re having, eh? Hope you and your dog are keepin’ cool. As I’m sure you’ve heard by now, the CRTC has approved CBC’s request to shut off its remaining analogue television transmitters and to not … Continue reading

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