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post #451 of 944 (permalink) Old 2011-03-08, 10:23 PM
 
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Who is Martin Marcotte and what is his role? Also, does anyone have a contact for him?

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post #452 of 944 (permalink) Old 2011-03-09, 12:03 AM
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Glad to see TVO is not leaving anyone in the dark like another "public" broadcaster is ....
Did you hear the speaker from CBC fumble when questioned about moving remaining analog to below 52 -69, rather than replace with digital transmitters?

Paraphrasing...Something to the affect of ....yeah depending on how far away the new channel is from existing, we may need to replace some antennas to do it and we think to ourselves "why are we investing in analog in the year 2011"?
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post #453 of 944 (permalink) Old 2011-03-09, 12:19 AM
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they plan to roll out Mobile ATSC in Toronto and Montreal approximately one year after the transition date.
Someone shoulda asked if they'll fix the EPG / PSIP by then
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I just love how the CBC is catering to politicians by making sure capital cities get converted while larger nearby markets are going dark. Then they say they would rather spend the money on IP services for areas like Toronto. I'll bet Ottawa won't be far behind. Meanwhile, 40% of English speaking and 20% of French speaking Canadians will be without OTA service and the CBC isn't even trying to roll out new services in those areas. Does the phrase "hypocritical sycophant" mean anything to CBC management? It should since it applies.

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Someone shoulda asked if they'll fix the EPG / PSIP by then
According to Marc (on this forum) the CBC plans to have that fixed this August when they get their new automation server.
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Transmitters broadcasting on 52-69 will stay on air, being relocated to a lower channel but remaining analog.
I thought Broadcasting Information Bulletin CRTC 2010-719 said that out of band transmitters in non-mandatory markets will not be permitted to remain analog.

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That's what argilo reported: the transmitters will continue to broadcast in analog, but on new channels, below channel 52.
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That's what argilo reported: the transmitters will continue to broadcast in analog, but on new channels, below channel 52.
But that is not permitted. They must go digital or off air.
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It's become pretty obvious by now that management at the CBC doesn't care about CRTC regulations or directives. They are going to do what they want, despite the law of the land. I think most Canadians have hated the directions that the CBC had taken the last few years and, apart from Hockey Night In Canada, couldn't care less about it's programming. It's time the government tells the CBC to either listen to the CRTC and Industry Canada or find another source of public funding.

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But that is not permitted. They must go digital or off air.
No, that is only the case in mandatory markets. Outside mandatory markets, all that is prohibited is broadcasting anything about channel 51. Broadcasting in analog below channel 52 is permitted.

Neither Cloyne nor Belleville are mandatory markets.
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Hard cut in Windsor, Charlottetown, Regina, St. John's and Yellowknife for the English service.
Just to clarify, these stations will be flash cutting on what date/year?
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I missed the SMPTE meeting, I'll have to watch the web version when it becomes available. I believe it is Aug 31 2011.

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No, that is only the case in mandatory markets. Outside mandatory markets, all that is prohibited is broadcasting anything about channel 51. Broadcasting in analog below channel 52 is permitted.
My interpretation of Broadcasting Information Bulletin CRTC 2010-719 is in non-mandatory markets if they are already broadcasting below channel 52, they don't need to convert. If they are on 52 or above, they must convert to digital (below 52) even in non-mandatory markets.
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I would bet CBC English OTA London area has more users then Radio Canada French in Toronto where they seem to be able to afford a digital transmitter for far users.

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I've written Ed Holder twice already. Standard response is

But maybe if a few more of us write more frequently, it will result in something -- I'll write again.
Hey Micah, I have also submitted comments on the CBC website (as complaints) regarding the CBC transmitter in London. I also sent an email to MP Ed Holder.

You might have overlooked my question in post #434 in this thread, but here it is again:
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Micah, you mentioned last summer (posting on page 11 on this thread), that a reporter at the London Free Press newspaper contacted you for information on the CBC's OTA digital conversion plan. Has the London Free Press followed up at all with you? I never saw an OTA digital conversion article published in the London Free Press. The article should have been published in the paper by now, stating that the CBC is dropping their OTA transmitter in London, Ontario, and will not convert to digital. About 500,000 people in the London & area will lose reception of CBC over-the-air broadcasting.
I expect to see something to be published in the London Free Press regarding the DTV conversion in London & area.... and I expect to see some negative comments regarding CBC's decision to drop OTA broadcasting in London.
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