: The Official I Hate The CRTC Thread
2010-02-07, 11:36 PM
You really should just invest in Shaw Direct satellite instead of being so pissed off about the Super Bowl every year. We got to see the CBS feed in crystal clear HD tonight with all the commercials and it was great!
2010-02-08, 02:45 AM
everything you said noaa2000 is true (this said i was able to watch legally the superbowl american feed without crossing the border)
how come the providers themselves ever bypass the CRTC and go further at the government ??? because in fact it's a hidden totalitarian regime exactly like china what the canadian government are doing
2010-02-08, 03:50 PM
I agree that your suggestion is right,but next year it wont matter anyway for
on August 31,2011 analog broadcasting ends and all Canadian TV stations goes digital and as soon as that happens all HD americans channels will be simsubbed by CBC HD,CTV HD and Global HD and we will all be right back where we started.Simsub HDTV for everyone in this so-called free country.
2010-02-08, 07:20 PM
No, this isn't true. Shaw Direct still will not be simsubbing HD outside of the required areas, nor will any cable companies. Bell TV still will (and always has) simsubbed across-the-board for both SD and HD, but after analog ends in 2011, nothing about the current simsubbing regulations will change. If you live over 50 miles from Toronto center, you will not get any HD simsubs with Shaw Direct satellite.
2010-02-08, 08:01 PM
In other words, you are being penalized for Bell's technical deficiencies. And in the case of channels like TSN, for Bell bending the SimSub rules to suit its own ends.
2010-02-09, 11:54 AM
We all know about how the Federal Government uses our tax money to fund the CBC/SRC. We also know about how some provincial governments also use our tax money to fund TV channels such as TVO, TFO, Tele-Quebec, etc.
But, is that all? What other channels are sucking up our tax money. I was told that TV5 gets about $3 million from the Federal government, and another $2 million from the Quebec government. Not sure if those numbers are correct.
What about things like Tele-Quebec & SRC owning ARTV. Isn't this tax payer funded? Isn't the CBC's Bold channel tax payer funded? Because, our original tax money is being used by these crown corporations to own these channels, and many more.
I'm just curious just how far down the rabbit hole tax payers money is being used to fund a lot of these channels. And why?
I know that this post was moved into the "I hate the CRTC" thread, but I don't feel it really belongs here, but in it's own thread. A lot of what I'm talking about refers to the Federal and Provincial governments wasting tax payer money on things I feel they have no business wasting public funds in.
Example... it is both the decision of the Federal & Quebec governments to use tax money to fund TV5. Sorry, but what for? Is TV5 promoting the Canadian identity as the CBC/SRC are suppose to be doing? I think not.
These figures are all available on the CRTC site and have been published and discussed in this forum. If you want to get into a political discussion, please use the politics forum.
2010-02-10, 12:34 PM
We as consumers should protest to the regulator(CRTC) that for every simsub we should be given a monetary credit to our accounts; we are not receiving all of the programming that is offered when a particular channel is replaced;for example news updates and programmimg advisories.I take an interest in the views and information which from time to time is provided by the local broadcasters during breaks in programs.Charging for 100 channels when in reality on any given night in Canada you are only receiving 96 is wrong in my opinion.
2010-02-10, 02:29 PM
I would take the credit, although I will never see one.
However, I think that the simsubbing, in this day and age and in this technology, is nothing short of ridiculous.
Why include ABC east and west, for example, if you are getting CTV during primetime?
I decided to get my programming through other means, like the internet, which will rid me of useless, endless, commercials that I do not want to watch. If I was receiving what is advertised and what I was paying for, I would continue. If I want to watch "un-Canadianized" versions of American channels, I can get that too.
I don't know what all the fuss is about Google and China when, for examples of censorship, we need only look to the CRTC for regulating everything we see, hear and read. Every time I go to an international web site, it seems any video is blocked because the hosting company doesn't have the right to broadcast to Canada e.g. BBC's F1 highlights or CBS past episodes. The CRTC is a dangerous anachronism that deserves to go the way of the dinosaurs.
2010-03-30, 11:35 PM
"Every time I go to an international web site, it seems any video is blocked because the hosting company doesn't have the right to broadcast to Canada e.g. BBC's F1 highlights or CBS past episodes."
IMO the CRTC is the consumer's enemy. But in the examples that you cited, I don't think the CRTC is the culprit.
BBC can only broadcast to British, CBS to Americans ... due to rights that are sold to other countries broadcasters. CBS shows can sometimes be downloaded off of Global, CTV... if they have bought the rights to the show. Only Canadians can download shows from Canadian stations. It has nothing to do with the CRTC
2010-04-02, 12:24 PM
Very true. The CRTC is only preventing you from seeing those shows on ABC and CBS when they air.
2010-04-07, 02:45 AM
C. ensorship of
T. elecommunications for
Censorship of Radio Frequency Telecommunications for Canadians.
2010-04-07, 03:27 AM
AM radio still travels pretty far at night ... and late night U.S.- AM radio news from the U.S., and AM radio talk shows, from the U.S. - from all over the Eastern USA - on AM radio - are free and informative - and free from Canadian Greedster marketing and Canadian propaganda ...
I fall sleep listening to my excellent AM radio ... with informative and intelligent broadcasts from the U.S. (after Letterman).
And good OTA reception TV setups - Over The Air - setups still give Simsub free TV from the U.S. of freaking AAA (Letterman).
And then there's international Short Wave Radio ... and Satelite Services.
And then there's the INTERNET !
Because there IS choice ... and I am watching something else ...
... and I am *NOT* watching your Dis-com-bobulated, Sim-subbed, Butchered, Canadian Cable company- "Asleep at the Switch" - Un-professionally edited and commented, wimpy Canadian Broadcaster material, corp welfare cases, who can't stand up on their own, and can't support themselves - and so ...are LPIF'd supported (F'd), FFC'd supported (FF'd), on going "Bail out" supported, and tax payer supported - just so they can generate low quality "Canadian Content" PAP, SPAM, Propaganda infested and Mind Control injected - "broadcasts".
Tax that CRTC - you censoring, vermin, low life, parasite, scavengers.
Yours truly ...
2010-04-07, 03:59 AM
An idea for a new movie ...
The CRTC ... what they don't want you to see ...
2010-04-07, 03:16 PM
Welcome to the Great White North!
Bob & Doug McKenzie & Geddy Lee of RUSH.
Take Off ... to the Great White North ...
sing along everyone:
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Hey C.R.T.C. ! ( yaa ... what??? )
TAKE OFF !
The True North Strong and FREE ... ( ??? )
2010-04-13, 12:48 PM
We need to all band together and make the CRTC air TBS... stupid technicality is BS... the original intention was to air the TBS network.
2010-04-13, 04:51 PM
So Konrad Von Hitlerstein recommended that the Conservatives do not let foreign competition of Telecommunications (Wireless & Satellite TV included) into Canada... Huh, Imagine that, wonder who's paying him off!?!
I've made it a point in my life not to be a victim of the CRTC... If you have the means, I highly recommend it!
2010-06-30, 09:06 PM
Man i remember we only had 6 channels in Halifax maybe back in 1970 and cartoons where only on Saturdays maybe for about 4 hours then it was out to play. Moved to montreal and i remember my father putting up the Antenna on the roof and we got think 14 channels plus we where able to get 2 channels from the states uhf 22 and i think 33, we did not get cable until 10 years latter with 25 channels. well i lot has changed now we have cartoons 24hours around the clock. I still watch them with the kids because it is more entertaining then most shows that are on the network / besides the Discovery Channel/History /TLC/
But the policing the airwaves have been a pain in the but, i used to listen to the radio show Coast to coast with Art Bell ,they talk about UFO and a hole bunch of stuff like this really cool show but then i used to listen to his show on the internet and it was such a big hit but what happen was that the commercial that where aired was getting unfair world coverage in the eyes of the government then he was shut down for a bit then you had to pay $10 a month subscription commercial free. But art bell is gone and i think a lot of fans left but maybe i will give it a try again to fine where i can pick it up on the radio again there was a new host that took over ,it has been 12 years since i listen to the show. but it was lots of fun special late at night working on the computer and listening to the show in the background. creepy :eek:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coast_to_Coast_AM