Tag Archives: Local Television Satellite Solution (LTSS) program

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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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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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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Part 3 – Shaw Direct: The Saviour of Free TV in Rural and Remote Canada?

Dear Minister Moore, Summer has arrived early, eh? Before I get to Part 3 of my review of Shaw’s Local Television Satellite Solution (LTSS) program, I’d first like to add something I forgot to mention in Part 2 of this … Continue reading

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Sample Shaw Local Television Satellite Solution (LTSS) application

Dear Minister Moore, In case you’re wondering, here is a sample Shaw LTSS application. Best, Steven

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Part 2 – Shaw Direct: The Saviour of Free TV in Rural and Remote Canada?

Dear Minister Moore, Writing with a follow up regarding Shaw’s Local Television Satellite Solution (LTSS) program. As I noted in my previous post on this topic, my parents were able to eventually obtain a free satellite dish, receiver and installation … Continue reading

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