Is Shaw’s Local Television Satellite Solution (LTSS) program being discontinued?
"The LTSS program was created by Shaw Direct as part of benefits package when it acquired CanWest Global back in 2010. The free program offers Canadians a satellite-delivered TV service in areas where local broadcasters have not converted to digital.
The program is currently scheduled to end on August 31, 2019
. Even though Shaw Direct’s broadcasting licence was recently renewed until November 30, 2019, it had no impact on the LTSS program ending at the end of August.
It’s a business decision for Shaw Direct to decide to continue to offer the program to subscribers, including its terms and the CRTC is not involved in such a decision.
If you’re currently subscribed to the LTSS program, you should contact Shaw Direct directly for any additional information or to voice your concerns. You should also contact them for any questions related to the equipment used to receive the service."
From Shaw Direct's reply to interventions:
"Shaw Direct launched LTSS Plus
in April 2018. The LTSS Plus package, which is exclusively offered to LTSS participants, is available for $10.00/month
for the first two years, and 25.00/month thereafter with free equipment rentals, and includes Shaw Direct’s basic service package as well as the US 4 +1 stations, and complimentary access to Shaw On Demand (Shaw’s video-on-demand service), and FreeRange TV (Shaw’s TV Everywhere app)."