Surprised that no one has commented on the Shaw takeover of Can-West and Global hearings before the CRTC this past week or did I miss it. Notwithstanding the usual amount of BS required by the CRTC one interesting item caught the eye of the chair. Remember all the discussion about the 33 thousand or so viewers of OTA who get forgotten in the digital transition.....well Shaw has proposed giving them free receivers and dishes in order not to be without television alltogether. The Vonchair got really excited and almost indicated with that and a few other little license conditions a positive decision would be given in 35 days. Not really but it sounded that way. As usual for Jim Shaw a few more details would have to be worked out.