Scary news about the analog TV phaseout!

Larry Weil
Sat Feb 2 13:02:38 EST 2008

At 2:24 AM -0500 2/2/08, David Tomm wrote:

>There are also many channels on the Canadian services that play 
>primarily Canadian Content. That was the deal XM and Sirius struck 
>with the CRTC to expand their reach north of the border.  Much of 
>that stuff is gosh-awful and the handful of hits get ridiculously 
>overplayed.  This stuff can be found in abundance on local 
>terrestrial stations.  Satellite listeners in Canada are burnt out 
>on the Cancon, and getting the US service gives them a much wider 
>variety of music to choose from.

At this point the Canadian service includes most of the US music 
channels.  They were able to carry more US channels by adding 
Canadian traffic channels.  The regulation just specifies a ratio of 
US channels to Canadian channels.  US subscriptions to Sirius also 
include the Canadian channels, though some of them are only available 
if you have a newer receiver.
Larry Weil
Lake Wobegone, NH

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