Agreed on the insane replication of CDN network channels. While yes, it makes sense for a particular locale to have access to it’s local nets, I don’t see why everyone has to pay for every, single CDN network affiliate. Maybe one each from each time zone, but not five?
Yes, Shaw has to find transponder space for all of them to service all subscribers, but I do feel we’re all paying way too much for channels most of us will never, ever watch.
So you’ve got CBC, CTV, CityTV & Global. Set up a pack where subscribers can choose one each of those, per time zone. That would = four zones (your own doesn’t count) multiplied by four nets, equals 16 channels. That would be all we really need, right?
And if you want to pay three times as much, you can have them all.
My bill has gone from $89 to $146, and I’ve actually lost channels along the way.