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Old 2006-11-04, 02:13 PM   #76
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When you talk about the life network are you talking about the US version changing thier name (or are you talking about the Canadian version) are both version changing thier names?
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Old 2006-11-07, 02:15 AM   #77
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According to global is the life network here. Although likely be both.

Life like hgtv, w, spike, tvtropolis, tbs in different ways not doing well. Spike has a problem knowing what region is watching what. They will put up the next graphic for the shield on the west coast but that is not what airs. Lately the weekly schedule keeps changing each week.

tvtropolis still as pathetic as when was prime. The new name brought with it repeats of past survivor and reality shows that had finished a couple of years ago. Yet they promote as being new episodes. I am at least very grateful they dropped price is right. I don't need to see stupid trailer trash contestants guessing the price of a 79 pinto.

Life and hgtv like so many others airing reality shows with one bizarre concept after another to try to keep to their specialty theme.

At least space has manage to keep their theme but they are stuck airing series dating back to 80s and 90s that weren't that great back then. They are stuck with a very pathetic one - house of frightenstein. All of us on the space forums convince space to move the series to the wee hours of the mornings.

w not doing well for one reason it is a corus station and corus is controlled by shaw. Shaw and corus has done to w what have done to cknw.

crtc been so preoccupied insisting on cancon programming haven't noticed that what is on the air stinks. After cancon crtc nothing but a lap dog for shaw and rogers. Let them do whatever want to screw their customers.

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Old 2006-11-07, 04:59 PM   #78
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Right on! I almost had a hernia laughing at the Gemini awards. Trying to be original with Debbie Travis and that idiot George Snuffleupogous. Do they not get that Canadians hate Canadian programming?

I remember in my teens we would be searching the IPG at home and 'info' it and my mom would always say "Canadian sh**, next" She could tell without watching it.. Canadians watch American programming. ET gets more Canadian viewers than ET Canada, E-talk, or Star!.

Its too pathetic...
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Old 2006-11-08, 04:00 AM   #79
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You are the only one to watch the geminis. Although the emmys, oscars, tonys, grammys have all been doing poorly lately. I have heard rumblings that the recent emmys and oscars did really bad. Jon Stewart as host of oscars couldn't save the show. Emmys wouldn't take long because there is hardly any drama or comedies to award. A lot of dead air to fill.

It is time for all the reality shows to go away far far away. The concepts are getting sillier and sillier. Also what is with those stupid game shows - you bet your ass and inside the box. (excuse me while I go and puke)
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Old 2006-12-13, 12:29 PM   #80
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Interesting Article on the CRTC in today's National Post :

http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/n...b018bfd575&p=1
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Old 2006-12-13, 04:59 PM   #81
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Very interesting article! It is right though, they are slowly dieing... Government over-ruling them, and they are way to strict.

The way this article says it, its like they control our freedom of speech, sort of.

I think there needs to be some set rules, but the CRTC needs to be shown the door.
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Old 2006-12-13, 08:44 PM   #82
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What happened to noaa2000's post.

This is an approved rant thread, and I didn't see a prob. with it.
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Old 2006-12-14, 02:41 PM   #83
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What happened to noaa2000's post.

This is an approved rant thread, and I didn't see a prob. with it.
I read the article too,we can only hope.The CRTC dictators have been on my most hated list for years.
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Old 2007-01-08, 10:02 PM   #84
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Growing up in the 80's as a kid, I quickly noticed that many shows would be interrupted, including the Smurfs on NBC by Global. Yes, even the Smurfs were not immune to the CRTC rules.
Then I really started disliking simsubbing as I got older in the 90's, especially interruptions of US primetime sitcoms. The worst were interruptions of the NBA on NBC by CrapTV (CTV) as well. I got so angry that I sent them several threatening emails to CrapTV.
These days, it's the interruption of the HD networks on Rogers that is starting to make my blood boil. There is no way this should be happening. We definitely should be allowed to watch the original US network without seeing Global or CrapTV on our screens.
I'm just glad I'm not the only one that finds simsubbing irritating and annoying behond comprehension. It's been great reading all these stories about everyone else and how much it bothers them when their US network is hijacked. It almost makes me want to move to the US to simply watch uninterrupted TV - I thought it was a crazy notion to even think of, but then I read the story about going to watch the SuperBowl in a US motel, and I realized I'm not the only one thinking on this wavelength.
Simsubbing had got to stop, no questions about it.
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Old 2007-01-14, 02:08 PM   #85
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Hey Stan

I'm the one who is forced to go the US to watch the Super Bowl every year in a motel room for I don't have a choice anymore.I had become damn sick and tired of the CRTC ruining Super Bowl Sunday by forcing people here to watch the same old crappy ads from Canadian Tire or McCains Pizza while Americans, some of whom are my friends who live there,can watch those amazing $2,000,000
30 second ads that have beome part of the game.This little trip of mine cost me about $300.00
every year - rental car & motel room cost - but since 2005,
I can now watch the game in peace and quiet,far away from the CRTC dictators.Simsubbing is only just one of the many reasons that I really do want to live in the United States.

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Old 2007-01-14, 02:50 PM   #86
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Just be glad you don't have to deal with the FCC! Their antics after that Janet Jackson Super Bowl appearance were insane. FCC is far more restrictive than CRTC.

Besides ... it's only an ad. I'm not a American Football fan (why do they call the game football, when most of them never use their feet?) ... but if the game is that dull, that your watching it for the ads ... why not havine someone record the broadcast, cut out the game, and just watch the ads?
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Old 2007-01-14, 10:10 PM   #87
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I am not the only one bitching about simsubbing,please read the pages of complaints on here from persons who are also absolutely fed up & pissed off at the CRTC dictators with their total control over television.
The major beef that we have all stated on this site - some more well written than I could ever compose - is this,that we pay our cable company a monthly bill to watch the US channels,including the commericals,only to have them "taken over" by Global; or CTV,in other words,we are being denied the
US channels we have legally paid for.If I want to watch the Super Bowl or any other American program on ABC,NBC,CBS, and FOX,I should be allowed to watch them on an American channel,but am being denied my rights as a paying customer by the CRTC. THAT IS THE MAJOR PROBLEM.
When it comes to television in Canada,there is no freedom of choice.You are even denied,under the penalty of arrest & imprisonment,from subscribing to any US based Satellite companys.Why do some persons though risk breaking that law & subscribe anyway,that is a simple answer:
BEACUSE CANADIAN TELEVISION STINKS!!!!!!!!!!
I've been in the US many times & seen satellite tv there,there is a hell of a lot more better quality channels on there.Satellite TV here doesn't even come close to matching the programming on Direct TV or Dish Network.
Getting back to the problem of simsubbing.This outrage has to end once &
for all!! Until this happens,I will be going to the US for Super Bowl Sunday for many years into the future.

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Old 2007-01-15, 09:10 AM   #88
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Sure, simsubbing sucks. But that doesn't make CRTC a dictator! Would you prefer we had the FCC? Their solution, instead of simsubbing, is to simply black-out the signal. And they let cable companies do it if the show is running on a distant channel in any timeslot! So you can't even change the channel.

Would this American-style solution be preferable?
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Old 2007-01-15, 07:17 PM   #89
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Both the FCC & the CRTC are guilty,I do agree with you.
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Old 2007-01-15, 08:37 PM   #90
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NOAA:

Here in New Brunswick at least.. I was able to watch the American feed of the SuperBowl last year without any trouble. (On Rogers)

Were you in New Brunswick last year? I guess not if you spent 300$ to go watch it somewhere else.

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