Consequently, the Commission accepts BCE’s proposal to allocate $60 million of its total benefits package toward this initiative and directs BCE’s DTH service to carry at least 43 additional television services that meet the following criteria in standard definition by 31 August 2012 and to make these services available as part of the basic package in the appropriate local markets:
- local stations eligible for the Local Programming Improvement Fund (LPIF);
- non-branded community-based television services;
- non-LPIF-eligible local stations that meet the five-hour (French language) and seven-hour (English language) minimum local programming commitment; and
- existing independent television stations that currently operate in markets that are required to convert to digital transmission on 31 August 2011.
Better be 6100 -> 9241 for me as I don't intend on loosing my UHF remotes (that's plural so a conversion kit won't suffice)6100 to 6131 or 9241
9200 to 9241/9242
It reads from Dr Daves quote that the 43 channels are going to be in SD not HD, so it should be possible to squeeze those on maybe 4 transponders.?directs BCE’s DTH service to carry at least 43 additional television services that meet the following criteria in standard definition by 31 August 2012
More or less. They need to pay the staff to handle the switch (CSR, warehouse guys, installers, etc). They need to restart production of the 9242 (presumably they won't have enough refurbs on hand to meet the demand). Plus they need to properly dispose of the old receivers. 400$ per receiver sounds about right to me.Bell is only upgrading HD receivers. Let's say Bell has 600,000 HD receivers in the field and that 25% need upgrading. (Don't know if that's correct but it's probably within +-50% of actual numbers.) That's $60,000,000 / 150,000 = $400 per receiver. That sounds fairly generous to me.