CRTC Ruling on the Future of Broadcast TV …

Only problem is .. not really clear it has one.

For my call to expertise on such issues, the first stop is always Michael Geist’s Blog.

In his comments following the recent policy decision:

It seems appropriate that on the day the CRTC released its decision, a new study was published that found Canadians now spend more time online than watching television. While the world is increasingly moving online, the CRTC decision acts as if the Internet scarcely exists.

In a pure ‘value for money’ look, it is very hard to justify a $60 to $100 cable bill. The limitation seems to be live events such as sports. Short of those, there really isn’t anything on the TV that can’t be had in a more convenient form elsewhere.


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