Thursday, March 25, 2010

Got One Right ?? The CRTC .... ??

Bumped for Michael Geist's report....

Basically... it's free hand for the CATV's and the broadcasters to screw the consumer. No choice cable packages and the same crap from the Networks.

Ladies and gents .... it's time to tell your MP that the CRTC needs to GO.


At least Andrew Coyne Figures so ....

Well ... let's just say that failure to completely screw over the Canadian consumer is a slight bit better than their usual performance.

Failing to guarantee that the public gets to decide what gets carried and what does not is just like letting a serial sex offender back out into public without even a promise to behave.

Andrew does have some cheerful words about the Ceeb!!

OMMAG

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Blogger Lost Johnny said...

Power 97 actually put this into perspective for me yesterday morning. You're going to see your cable bill jump by 6 - 10 bucks a month to pay:

CityTV - owned by Rogers
CTV - owned by Bell Globemedia
Global - owned by Shaw communications.

The only thing local that these stations run that anyone might watch is the nightly news. News you can get from the internet for free.

wtf?

3/24/2010 10:04 PM  
Blogger Reed Solomon said...

The CRTC got NOTHING right.

Canadian TV channels should have NO rebroadcast rights for US signals. The premise for doing so is to create Canadian Content off of the profits, which they DO NOT DO. News does not count as sufficient content. All they do is rebroadcast American shows and make us watch Canadian commercials, then they take all that money and throw ever more of it to the Americans. They would not have lost money if it weren't for the olympics.

And the right to block the AMERICAN feed of a show if they don't get carried by the cable company? That's bullcrap. If they don't want to produce anything original, they have no right to exist.

Nevermind the fact that the CRTC's complete buffoonery enabled this scenario to happen in the first place.

CRTC did something right my ass.

3/25/2010 10:34 AM  
Blogger OMMAG said...

Right .... the CRTC is playing at being arbiter of fairness.

Of course the way they are structured and the complete lack of accountability to the public means that you and I as consumers get to pay for whatever the network and carrier knobs want.

Time to end the CRTC.

3/26/2010 7:08 PM  

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