The Canadian Copyright Act gives Canadian TV providers the right to retransmit local Canadian and American OTA stations without a fee. They pay a small timeshifting royalty into various funds that is distributed directly to the content producers. (not to the stations.)Does Shaw pay the owner of USA channels to distribute their signal, e.g. WDIV Detroit NBC?
I should clarify that they don't necessarily have to rely on OTA to receive they signal. They can use fibre or satellite for transport.The US network channels come in so well via Shaw Direct that I assumed the signals were picked up in the same way local US TV stations obtain the signal.
When I grew up in Halifax, the US channels we received were sent over by Microwave tower from Bangor, Maine. By the late eighties, the cable company finally got a CBS network (via Satellite from Detriot). Suddenly we were seeing "big city" newscasts with "if it bleeds, it leads." Fox (from Rochester) did not arrive until the digital channel boom of January 1995. Here we met Jim "The Hammer" Shapiro and his down your throat ads.The US network channels come in so well via Shaw Direct that I assumed the signals were picked up in the same way local US TV stations obtain the signal. I remember the days when local US channels were picked up by a cable company TV antenna. Not the greatest quality, especially if the source was quite distant from the receiving TV antenna.
This is going back a long way but I thought I would update you. The Chronicle Herald has solved the problem. Here is a letter with our paper this morning.
Was it never resolved before? I engaged all of our third party providers and was assured that it would be resolved across the board this time... =/This is going back a long way but I thought I would update you. The Chronicle Herald has solved the problem. Here is a letter with our paper this morning.
" To our Herald TV Guide Members,
We're reaching out to you today to announce the retirement of the Herald TVGuide that has been delivered to you each Friday. The last edition will be delivered on Friday, December 18th, 2020.
With more and more smart devices and online guides, interest in the TVGuide has been waning and with a smaller readership, has made it unsustainable within our family of brands. As a result, we've made the difficult decision to discontinue this product."
So that is the end of the print edition in Nova Scotia. Problem solved.
All the same problems starting up again - TSN’s, CNN, Discovery Velocity. All producing dropouts throughout every show it seems, at least every one I record. Anyone else?We have a team mainly dedicated right now for addressing the issues on CNN and that transponder. It is very heavily being looked into with many different approaches being tried and implemented to see what sticks best. It's unfortunately not very cut and dry with the satellite potentially starting to show its age.
No, I guess like much of today's print media, they were just going through the motions, until this month, when they decided to end their TVGuide, completely.Was it never resolved before? I engaged all of our third party providers and was assured that it would be resolved across the board this time... =/
And yet their TV guide data continues past the 1st. I guess the schedule was sent in months ago? I'm rather pissed this channel is going dark. Another thing that is at least somewhat different, gone. No more Graham Norton - even if they were older repeatsThe only deletion I am aware of is BBC Canada as it will cease to broadcast Dec 31. Additions usually just happen with no warning or at most a couple days notice.