Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Belleville. Ontario
Unfortunately, that is what they want. Little or no expense, just fiber to Cable Companies and Satellite, and keep your OTA licence. It's really bull, when you consider the small cities, in the U.S. close to Kingston, have all converted their signals to digital. I have to laugh, when I read that they needed to convert, because they were part of a big network. So the CBC, paid by taxpayers, is not a big market network? Of course, they have their hands out, from satellite and cable companies for cash, to keep their channels on the air. So where is all of this money going, that I'm paying for, in regards to local channels? Maybe the CRTC should detatch the locals from must carry and make them an ala carte service. Maybe then, the consumer can pass on the crappy SD signals, on satellite and cable. That might get their asses going, to upgrade their transmitters to digital.
One other thing. The complaint about satellite companies not picking up their higher resolution feeds......Doesn't CORUS have a stake in Shaw Direct? Another misnomer, he quoted that once the Upstate New York channels went digital, their viewership tripled, using OTA. So logic says, if you go digital, you get more viewers. I guess they're not interested in higher viewership locally, or the people in Northern New York State, who can get their signal. By the way, CKWS and CJOH is on Time Warner Cable in Watertown, in SD.
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