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post #1111 of 1115 (permalink) Old 2017-01-08, 12:27 AM
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1- the footprint still crosses about 400 miles into the US

2- if the law (not sure which one) requires that the signal not cover the US, why is it that US satellite providers can have their footprint cover Canada?
1. It's impossible to have the "beam" exactly at the Canadian border, so they do "the best they can" as I mentioned from an economic and technical standpoint.

2. Because it's not illegal for the US providers to do so. What is illegal is for Canadians to receive the US satellite signals (in Canada).

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Is it therefore illegal for either a Canadian Sat provider to beam into the U.S., and/or for American residents to receive Canadian satellite signals?
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Like Bell Sat, Shaw Direct do not have the "rights" to send their signal into the US. The law requires them to stop sending the signal south, within technological and economic means. They are being allowed to phase in this approach because it would have been economically prohibitive to do it in a very short period of time, so it's going in stages.
sorry, which 'law' is this?
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sorry, which 'law' is this?
The Canadian government grants Shaw Direct and Bell Sat rights to sell subscriptions to Canadian Customers (in Canada). Neither Shaw Direct nor Bell Sat may knowingly allow subscriptions to subs in the US, be they Canadian or American. Bell and Shaw Direct use different technologies to meet these requirements.

As newer technology became available to "make sure" that "snowbirds" could no longer subscribe, it has been used, but obviously not fully implemented since some older sats cannot yet preclude some signals from reaching "south".

The Canadian government also made it illegal for Canadians (in Canada) to sub to US providers (like DirecTV, Dish). That was over 10 years ago.

In this way, the American providers should be selling to Americans in the US and Canadian providers should be selling to Canadians in Canada. This also satisfies the rights holders. The various governments and rights holders would like for this to be "perfect", however, there are limits to the technology and to "policing."

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Thanks. The real shame is that there are virtually no Canadian TV networks available to Americans, that is, if they rely on their American provider. One million Canadians living near the L.A. area, and no CBC. Could you imagine what a fuss one million Americans would make if they lived in Toronto and couldn't watch Fox?
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