Does any of this really matter? The A channels are about to be sold to Bell along with the rest of CTV. Who knows Bell may want to sell them off anyway, or perhaps they should be forced to sell them off by the CRTC in order to buy CTV. Either way, I like what I read about why these networks don't reduce expenditures on American programming, and I agree 100%. Why do CTV, Global, Citytv, A, and other Canadian broadcasters spend billions of dollars a year buying programming which we can see at no extra cost on CBS, NBC, ABC, FOX, and CW. Their money would be better spent buying programs from American networks that we don't receive like F/X, TNT, USA, TBS, Syfy, and others as well as creating their own Canadian programming. They could save millions of dollars a year this way at the very least, eliminate simsubbing, and wouldn't have to moan anymore about working their schedules around those of their American counterparts.