Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: The Dandelion City
DTV Subchannels in Canada's Future?
I don't see this happening just yet. The prevailing attitude from most Canadian broadcasters is to avoid the digital transition or shut down OTA wherever possible. Then, run to the CRTC in order suck BDU subscribers dry for every OTA signal and other useless channel broadcasters can think up. I can see many Canadians turning off BDUs en mass if it gets much worse. It's now cheaper to watch what little OTA is available and then rent or borrow premium content on DVD than to subscribe to a BDU. It will be a cold day in heck before Canadian broadcasters such as CTV and Global start giving away content on OTA subchannels that they can charge for on satellite and cable.
At 20 I had a good mind. At 40 I had money. At 60 I've lost my mind and my money. Oh, to be 20 again. --Scary