It is true CTVgm has the rights to far more shows than they can show on a single network. However, the have been unable to make the /A\ network profitable (or at lest so they claim). This is likely largely due to the /A\ stations always getting the second best programming, making the audience smaller. It is for this reason that I feel it likely that CTVgm will dispose of the /A\ stations.
But if they buy for both CTV & A this way they can sub on both nets at the same time.
I some how doubt they would do this. First of all, don't forget CanwestGlobal had a secondary network that they were unable to make profitable so they shut it down, so why would they try it again. Secondly, if CTVgm can't make a go of it with their large selection of programming, I don't think Global would expect to be able to do it with their meager selection.
True enough, but real-estate isn't that hard to come by in Ottawa.
I don't know the out come of A Stations.
All I do know is, a network can only show so many shows on their 'primary' network. They can only fit so many shows, I'm not sure about Corus, but CTVgm is natorious for simo subing and they can only simo sub so many shows oin CTV even if they own the rights to US shows in Canada. Like I said earlier if they own a show from ABC & one from NBC and the US nets show those at the same time CTV can only simo sub asuming both are hour long shows.
But by owning A they can simo-sub it.
True they may be loosing money on A but then again I'll bet all the providers Rogers,Shaw,Bell,etc are probally loosing money on alot of their specialty stations, and in all honesty their only been a few that have closed down-Edge TV,Womens Sports Network,Cool TV, maybe one or two more that I'm forgetting, the others basically got rebranded under a different name and some show somewhat different programing.
So true A maybe loosing money but then again its a net you can simo-sub and get some Ad revenue from it?