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  • John
    July 31, 2012 - 23:49

    It wouldn't take 5 months to beam a CBC signal to that area. The problem is Eastlink don't want to lay out some cash to do it. This is not a CBC problem, Eastlink fumbled the ball. Eastlink weren't ready and they knew months ago this was going to happen. There are numerous ways to do this but Eastlink have opted to wait five months.

  • M.J.
    July 31, 2012 - 16:07

    This whole thing has been horribly handled by CBC. It's not just small cities that are losing service. I'm in London, Ontario, the 11th-largest city in Canada, and we're losing service tonight. Regina, Fredericton, St. John's, Halifax, Windsor, Thunder Bay, Lloydminster, and Charlottetown are all keeping service, and those are all smaller cities than London.

  • David
    July 31, 2012 - 10:10

    The primary, fundamental reason fro the existence of the CBC television is to serve all Canadians. Using it's limited-but-still-substantial budget for discretionary things, including producing unwatched, third-rate TV shows, is a very low-priority luxury. The CBC must retain its universal signal, even if that means it does little else. BTW....this is hardly a "free" signal ----- it's part of the enormous cost we are all required to bear for CBC.

    • David
      July 31, 2012 - 10:22

      I'll go further and say that if the CBC brass can come to the decision that serving the Canadians, and especially those in remote locations of the country, is no longer a priority, then the fundamental reason for the existence of a national broadcaster is a every expensive lie. So close it down, and let us all buy satellite service with our tax savings.

  • Brian Williams
    July 31, 2012 - 09:56

    That is a very good point DonII makes, they will roue the day. And lets not forget the CBC and Eastlink customers on the North coast of Labrador (some times called Nunatsiavut), a good percentage of those low income folk only have free to air analogue.

  • Brian Williams
    July 31, 2012 - 09:53

    That is a very good point DonII makes, they will roue the day. And lets not forget the CBC and Eastlink customers on the North coast of Labrador (some times called Nunatsiavut), a good percentage of those low income folk only have free to air analogue.

  • Don II
    July 31, 2012 - 09:11

    Developed nations like Canada and the USA should maintain a functioning EMERGENCY BROADCAST SYSTEM which can broadcast television and radio signals that can be received by analog TV and Radio sets using an actual or improvised antennae.The day will come, perhaps during a major environmental or military emergency when cable systems have been disrupted or destroyed that the CBC and the Government of CANADA will wish that they had not decommissioned the analog transmitter system! This policy is penny wise and pound foolish like everything that Government does.

  • Tim
    July 31, 2012 - 08:11

    What signal is coming from Halifax? If an analog signal is required for these customers to receive CBC(NL) and ALL CBC analog signals are being shut down at the same time, how will this work??? Or is it just Newfoundland analog signals being cut?

    • CB
      July 31, 2012 - 15:55

      The CBC Halifax feed gets here via another source such as satellite, fibre, etc.

  • Mark Noel
    Mark Noel
    July 31, 2012 - 07:33

    I live in St. John's & receive a digital signal from CBC... well, sometimes. Last night, for instance, was too foggy! No big loss, really.