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sbrook
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[TV] WNLO terminated in Ottawa

Rogers has opted to terminate distribution of CW23 from Buffalo (aka WNLO) effective March 31. According to Rogers, it's because of CRTC regulatory requirements. According to the CRTC, there is no such regulatory requirement. Somebody's not telling the whole truth and nothing but the truth.


bt

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Did Rogers say what the regulatory requirement was in regards to?

Definitely seems fishy.



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said by bt:

Did Rogers say what the regulatory requirement was in regards to?

Definitely seems fishy.

Fishy, Rogers? Never.

It's crap so people buy it. I don't believe the CRTC tells the BDU's which conventional American channels they can bring in.
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sbrook
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said by Rogers :
Due to CRTC regulatory requirements, WNLO Buffalo on channel 166 will no longer be available effective March 31, 2011. All other aspects of your service will remain the same. Rogers continues to offer you a wide range of television programming options. For more information or you have any questions, please contact us in any of the ways listed in the How to Contact Us section on page 2 of this invoice. Thank you.

People have contacted the CRTC and their reply is no such requirement. As a foreign station, it's Rogers choice.

Contacting Rogers asking what requirement gets the response ...
quote:
Due to CRTC regulatory requirements, WNLO Buffalo on channel 166 will no longer be available effective March 31, 2011. All other aspects of your service will remain the same. Rogers continues to offer you a wide range of television programming options. For more information or you have any questions, please contact us.


bt

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Quick peek over at DigitalHome shows a thread about this, but it just has a slightly more detailed version of what you've said. Rogers says it's not licensed for carriage in Ottawa, CRTC says it is licensed but Rogers can choose to not carry it.



mlerner
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reply to sbrook

I'm not shocked. Oh and I still refuse to watch old media for this very reason among others.



ZZYXZZ

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Sounds like another "fee for carriage" dispute. They're pulled from DISH Network as well.

So would Rogers say it's a CRTC issue if it really is a fee issue ?



sbrook
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Yeah, that makes sense ... but it's not t he crtc blocking things ... it's absolutely Rogers.



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It appears that Rogers is correct when they are saying that this is a regulatory requirement. When Rogers applied to the CRTC back in 2005, they only applied for and got permission for carriage of WNLO on their Greater Toronto Area system licences as described in the application. If Rogers wishes to carry it on their Ottawa systems, they would have to apply for permission to add it to their Ottawa licences.

Link to the original application announcement:
»www.crtc.gc.ca/eng/archive/2005/···5.htm#a2

Link to the decision:
»www.crtc.gc.ca/eng/archive/2005/···-385.htm



sbrook
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Interesting considering that the CRTC has stated over the phone that there is no regulatory reason that WNLO can't be distributed in Ottawa ... and nor has the CRTC made approach to Rogers for improperly distributing WNLO.

Seems to me this nonsense should stop ... open the door and let the public decide what they want to watch. If nobody wants to watch a channel then don't include it!