Sunday, June 01, 2014

CRTC Wants to Consult the Public on the Future of Canadian Television

Let's Talk TV: A Conversation with Canadians


Phase 3 began on April 24, 2014, with a public hearing starting on September 8, 2014. We are suggesting major changes to the television system based on what we’ve learned from you. Among other things, we propose to offer you more choices and flexibility in the way you subscribe to television services. We invite you to take a look at the Notice of Consultation, to provide your comments by June 25, 2014, and to let us know whether you would like to participate in the public hearing.

Why the frick does it take THREE PHASES to implement what everyone wants, which is to pay for ONLY those channels they actually want?

Hurry up and implement it! Is anybody-- besides the cable companies-- really opposed to this?

I, personally, am sick and tired of paying ridiculous cable bills when I don't even want 3/4 of the channels I have.

And they also have an interesting question about cable technology, which is another one of my pet peeves.

It's crap.

I'm hooked up to Rogers. When I flip up the channels, I often have to pass the RogersOnDemand channel  2-3 times at least.

I also have about 5-6 CBC channels, 5-6 CTV channels, and sundry multiple copies of  other channels, I don't want and don't want to flip through to get to the better channels.

And that's besides the routine "resets" that happen because the cable box freezes. If you flip channels too fast, the box crashes and it takes a good five minutes for everything to reset.

And oh yeah, I do not appreciate having porn channels OFFERED on my television set. Yes, there's a block, but it's there and it's offensive.

I will definitely be interested in this issue. I don't know why it all has to be so complicated. Just de-regulate and let the market decide.

The hashtag for the Twitter conversation is #talktv