Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Brampton, Ontario
Geez, you've got some kind of bizarre hate-on for Toronto when you can equate the failure of DAB to a single city!
You are completely correct though - the CRTC has absolutely ZERO obligation to encourage any station to make the transition - be it DAB or DTV. They simply don't have the power or the mandate to do that. The FCC in the US has authority from the government to "encourage" (with a sledgehammer) TV stations in the US to begin digital transmission, and something similiar would have to happen here for DAB or DTV. DTV and DAB are both entirely voluntary at this point.
Besides, DAB broadcasts in are more cities then just Toronto, so why not pick on them, too?
And what city are you from, anyway? I'll have to find something to blame on it, just to even the score!