CBC announces cuts
Sat Mar 28 11:48:31 EDT 2009
Used to be, some years ago, that American viewers could access CBC TV via
satellite. Can that still be done? I had a friend here in Maine who could
even watch the TV feed from Whitehorse! -Doug
----- Original Message -----
From: "Mike Ward" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: "Doug Drown" <email@example.com>
Cc: "Boston Radio Interest Board"
Sent: Saturday, March 28, 2009 11:42 AM
Subject: Re: CBC announces cuts
> Doug Drown wrote:
>> There is also discussion of "selling off some assets," whatever that
>> means. I wonder whether some of the local stations may be sold off to
>> other broadcasters, though that's not specifically mentioned.
> There are Pesky Unconfirmed Rumors that CBC may sell off its CBET/9 in
> Windsor, Ontario. That's the big blowtorch which provides U.S. audiences
> from Detroit to Toledo with CBC programming.
> Again, just in the rumor mill at this point.
> Presumably, CBC would rely on its cable/satellite feed out of Toronto to
> serve Windsor/Essex viewers, and of course, that feed isn't available
> directly (without CBET) to Americans.
> The problem with selling it...who buys it?
> Not only is the Canadian commercial TV market in even worse shape, any
> commercial operator wouldn't be able to run any number of U.S.-fed
> programs due to Detroit market rights issues.
> Even though the CBC picked up the Canadian rights to "Jeopardy" and "Wheel
> of Fortune", those shows don't air on CBET due to the Detroit issue.
> The Detroit rights issues are also behind the fact that CTV and Global
> don't have a presence in Windsor, with Southwest Ontario
> transmitters/relays some distance from Windsor (Oil Springs, etc.).
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