2007-04-22, 04:28 PM
I wouldn't have an issue with that either, except that (at least on CBC), the programming that is almost always setup to air after a hockey game is either the news (which can be seen on CBC Newsworld, and is preempted and not joined in progress) or another hockey game. But during these NHL playoffs, it would have been a perfect time for CBC to do multicasting, as with the NJ/TB games they were recording them live-to-tape/live-to-internet for viewing. Would have been nice to at least have the choice to watch the game live if I so desired (mind you, those who have NHLCI were able to view the games)
2007-04-23, 06:05 PM
You are not likely to see...
What you may see is...
My point is that no broadcaster in Canada appears to have even approached the CRTC about multiplexing, even in a preliminary way.
2007-04-24, 12:12 AM
I can't remember where I read it, but I seem to remember reading that the CRTC wants stations to maximize bandwidth for HD programming to showcase it in the best possible light.
2007-04-24, 12:15 AM
I asked the CRTC, a few months back, about its multicasting policy. I was speaking to senior staff person. His answer was basically "Good Question?"...
Although it doesn't qualify as hard policy, please see paragraphs #39 to 43 inclusive, of Broadcasting Public Notice CRTC 2002-32 (http://www.crtc.gc.ca/archive/ENG/Notices/2002/pb2002-32.htm). It shows that at least there has been some deliberation.
I particularily find interesting, Use of DTV technology to deliver multicast services, potentially in preference to the broadcast of HDTV programming, might also have the effect of discouraging the introduction of HDTV by the industry and the purchase of HDTV receivers by consumers.
and,· The distribution of high definition programming should take precedence over the distribution of multicast services.
edit: I guess Roger and I both just finished watching the Canucks win ? :)
2007-04-24, 08:48 AM
edit: I guess Roger and I both just finished watching the Canucks win ?
YUP!!! :) Thanks for providing the link. I knew I had read that somewhere, but I wasn't sure where.
2007-05-08, 10:10 AM
I am convinced that subchannels are ruining WNED HD's picture quality. Without a doubt, but the problem is NOT local, it's from the top. That's what PBS wants! :(
THE PQ on WNED is terrible. Period!
2007-05-08, 11:41 PM
Can we be so bold as to hope that as of Feb 17, 2009, PBS stations drop the EDTV copy of their NTSC signal? WNED going from 1 HDTV and 2 EDTV subchannels down to 1 HDTV and 1 EDTV subchannel should cause an improvement.
2007-05-09, 01:45 AM
There is NO chance of that happening. WNED will still use that feed for Buffalo/Toronto region and I believe is required to have it broadcasting because that is the stations main license. The HD-PBS feed is the national feed, not the local feed...