Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Peterborough, ON
Super Bowl Discussions
I haven't been able to find a recent thread of this issue so I started a new one. Please post in correct forum if there is one.
It was my understanding that the CRTC ruled some time ago that beginning next year, CTV could no longer simsub the American commercials and replace them with Canadian commercials during the Super Bowl. I had always assumed that meant that the BDUs could not substitute the CTV signal on the American feed but CTV could continue airing their own commercials. In other words, the viewer could choose between watching the game either on CTV or the U.S. feed.
Not so, according to John Doyle of the Globe and Mail. Writing in the Gobe, he wrote that the CRTC has told CTV that it had to carry the U.S. commercials as well as the game.
Which interpretation is correct? If Doyle is correct, I can see why CTV along with the NFL is making a court challenge on this ruling.
Does anyone know when the deal between CTV and the NFL expires? That might explain the delay of one year in implementing this decision.
Last edited by 57; 2019-01-16 at 12:55 PM.