I think they probably want to shed the stink of the previous management team and send a clear message that it's a new day. Plus, in Calgary, at least they can promote an image of a world class (albeit smaller) city with a reasonable airport.I just don't understand why they are shutting down the head office in Winnipeg. Could they not put it to use? Seems like a waste to me. Oh well, can't wait to see what Shaw Media does.
As discussed in other threads, Global's upgrading of OTA transmitter is typically so they qualify for simulcasting.Yet Shaw has stated they are upgrading all the Global OTA's and will be providing free satellite equipment to anyone affected, why do you still worry about the future of OTA?
In their application they specifically said they plan to keep them separate since Corus is only partially owned by Shaw. To do the merge, they would have to either buy the rest of Corus or give away part of GlobalTV.I wonder if they'll draw Corus into the picture eventually.