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Does anyone at Shaw know if this situation in the USA will affect our channel access? Copy/paste from another site.

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This latest Dish news from cordcuttersnews website in quotes

"Nexstar Media Group is threatening to pull its channels from Dish, taking away customer access to 164 local channels in 120 markets across 42 states. Dish claims that Nexstar is “trying to use its market power to demand unreasonable rate increases while intentionally using millions of Americans as pawns in their negotiations.”

Nexstar is currently the largest local station owner. With control over more stations than any other broadcaster, the company has been raising its rates, resulting in TV providers passing those increases on to customers. Nexstar is asking Dish to pay over $1 billion in fees for their television channels".

Rest of this long story is on the cordcuttersnews website.
 

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It will have no impact for Bell, Shaw, Rogers etc. This is unique to the US situation where BDU's pay the local channels for the right to carry their signal.
 

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Does Shaw pay the owner of USA channels to distribute their signal, e.g. WDIV Detroit NBC?
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.)
 

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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.
 

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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 should clarify that they don't necessarily have to rely on OTA to receive they signal. They can use fibre or satellite for transport.
 

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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.
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 quality of the Bangor microwave signals eventually forced a change to Satellite feeds from Boston.
 

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@k801809, The Halifax Chronicle Herald TV Guide also lists the "old" Standard Def. channel numbers for both classic and advanced. I'm sure many other newspapers across Canada do the same. The Herald TV Guide can be reached at 902-426-2811 or [email protected].
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.
 

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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.
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... =/
 

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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.
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?
 

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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... =/
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.
 

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Channel 258 CNN, much of yesterday (Sat Dec 19) had fine video, but zero audio. It came back late in the day. I wonder how only the audio would be affected by a weak transponder.
 

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The 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.
 

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The 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.
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 repeats
 
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