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If you like Canadian TV...help
This thread has 17 replies. Displaying posts 16 through 18.
Post 16 made on Thursday January 29, 2015 at 15:13
el gran chico
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Announced this morning.

[Link: news.gc.ca]
Post 17 made on Thursday January 29, 2015 at 18:30
keaster2000
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VERY happy to hear this. I think if you regularly visit or post comments on this forum I think you would agree. Good news for O.T.A. In Canada!
Post 18 made on Thursday January 29, 2015 at 19:04
OBICO
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"...the CRTC does not expect over-the-air television and simultaneous substitution to be around indefinitely." 

Allowing local stations (CTV) to continue simsub is a way to cover the cost of local programming. If this isn't enough, don't be surprised if the big 4 (CTV, CBC, Global, CITY/OMNI) cut jobs and reduce the number of local stations.  The change to the simsub rules only applies to the SuperBowl and speciality channels like TSN.  If CTV/TSN can't sub commercials after 2016, what Canadian broadcaster would pay $15 million U.S. per year for the rights.  BECAREFUL OF WHAT YOU WISH FOR.  Next year an additional NFL playoff game moves to ESPN stateside; eventually up here 'NFL ON CTV' will become 'NFL ON PPV' (pay-per-view).

Last edited by OBICO on January 29, 2015 19:33.
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