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post #646 of 651 (permalink) Old 2019-01-28, 03:43 PM
 
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Last week it did say Chicago Med, 7pm on Global and Chicago Med, 8pm on NTV. This week our grid is showing Entertainment Tonight on both channels at the same time.

While we are on the topic:

Atlantic Canada has NO CITY channels, none; however SD always sim-subs CITY (Montreal , I think) over any big US network program. Is this not a violation of the CRTC rules?
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post #647 of 651 (permalink) Old 2019-01-28, 04:28 PM
 
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@NovaMan I believe that the broadcaster can request the simsub for a broader/more distant location if there is no local alternative but it is up to the discretion of the BDU to implement it.

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post #648 of 651 (permalink) Old 2019-01-28, 04:54 PM
 
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@LONSat is correct - City and Global both have (albeit, different between the two) broader substitutions for us. Atlantic and Quebec are a bit of an anomaly as the rest of the country would see Detroit substituted with Citytv Toronto. The same goes for watching Seattle networks - it'll be substituted with Vancouver.

It may or may not make you feel better, but that substitution would be the reason the Atlantic provinces receive a Citytv feed by default.
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post #649 of 651 (permalink) Old 2019-01-31, 10:55 AM
 
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@NovaMan - how did your programming look last night? Shaw Broadcast monitored and have reported:

*All times in Eastern time zone
18:00 NTV (CJON) and Global Halifax both had E.T. and there was a substitution.
18:30 NTV(CJON) had Jeopardy and Global Halifax had E.T. and there was no substitution
19:00 NTV(CJON) and Global Halifax both had Chicago PD and there was no substitution
20:00 NTV(CJON) and Global Halifax both had Celebrity Big Brother and there was a substitution.

I guess since NTV is independent, they are notorious for changing their programming last minute (based on the most popular shows) and aren't the best at updating their Guide information to reflect as such (which would cause our sub to be incorrect). Broadcast was all over them in April with similar concerns.
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post #650 of 651 (permalink) Old 2019-02-01, 05:59 PM
 
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Yes, all looked good this week. Unfortunately, it is not NTV that changes their schedule as often as Global Halifax. Global Halifax shows the odd 7 pm change in program most weeks . This week, I don't think they did. BUT...
Check the guide for Tuesday February 5th and Thursday February 7th and you will see E.T.Canada is on Global and the regular E.T. is on NTV. That will be a test for next week.
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post #651 of 651 (permalink) Old 2019-02-07, 09:02 PM
 
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Update... Shaw Direct passed the test. The 7pm Atlantic schedule was sim-subbed correctly. Well done!!
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