Et Tu, Toronto Star Editorial (Mon, Aug. 25th)
Today's leading editorial from the Toronto Star is about urging the CRTC to further consumer choice for TV viewers.
Too bad Torstar - which isn't majority owned by a Canadian TV/Radio comglomerate - doesn't practice what it preaches.
How many times have I highlighted, at this blog, the staggering abundance of OVER THE AIR U.S. channels and subchannels freely receivable from Buffalo, NY, (and other border towns)? Current Examples:
MeTv - both network (4/3) and affiliate signals in a clean blank letterbox.
Throwback Television. (With oldtime B&W era commercials attached)
PBS - The World.
PBS - Create.
TCT - Kids, and TCT 1 and 2.
And how about PBS-Buffalo/Toronto in a pure widescreen display (letterboxed)? Works with my older TV and a digital converter. Ditto for every single main channel, Cdn. and U.S., btw.
Now, go try and find the listings of any of the above within the Toronto Star's TV listings - both daily and weekend magazine. Try asking what the nightly highlight programs of the above are.
In fact, try finding that TV Entertainment information - from any Canadian news source...
My Mom had mentioned MacMillan and Wife as a singularly returning 70s cop show - in place of Columbo (but not the original run's 90 minute episodes). I didn't tell her that the above stations already have both. Plus dozens and dozens and more dozens more crime shows, sitcoms, etc. upon their seasonally revolving schedules!
In fact, those U.S. Over-the-Air subchannels also carry a surprising amount of fairly recent Canadian dramas, as well.