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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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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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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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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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The true value of Super Bowl broadcasts to Canadians

  This is the best spot for my antenna to pick up 29.1 WUTV transmitting from Buffalo. Dear Minister Glover, Happy New Year. The Super Bowl chatter on Twitter of late has prompted this post. I’m not really an NFL fan … Continue reading

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Help notify Canadians about Shaw’s Local Television Satellite Solution before November 30, 2013

Dear Minister Glover, First, congratulations on your post as the new Minister of Canadian Heritage. Writing with regards to a little program Shaw unleashed in 2011 as per the CRTC’s approval of its purchase of CanWest Global. Amongst the horse … Continue reading

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My LPIF presentation to the CRTC in Five Stills

Dear Minister Moore, Here is my LPIF presentation to the CRTC in five stills. Stills grabbed from CPAC footage of the hearing. Transcript from the CRTC. Best, Steven COMMISSIONER MOLNAR:    You are one of the only who have proposed … Continue reading

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TVO Goes Digital OTA Next Week

Dear Minister Moore, Next week will be a big one for TVO. The Ontario provincial educational broadcaster will be “live-cutting” from analogue to digital in nine of its television markets. While other Canadian broadcasters started (low power) digital over-the-air (OTA) … Continue reading

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IndieGoGo Campaign Update: $825 Raised in 1 Week!

Hello Minister Moore, Hope you’re enjoying your August vacation. The Dude, Where’s My TV?: The Movie IndieGoGo campaign is only a week old and $825 has already been crowd-raised.  Not too bad, eh? I’m super thrilled by all the support … Continue reading

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Installing my DTV Antenna

Dear Minister Moore, I finally installed my new Channel Master CM-4221HD antenna. After waiting for more than four weeks for Tiger Direct to deliver it (along with another antenna for my dad), I initially hung the antenna from my living … Continue reading

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