Originally Posted by ctmooregottapee
it is the way all us network stuff is routed to canada, unless a local station is airing the same program and that whole nonsense.
Local as meaning Canada local?
Actually what you say is not true. A majority of US programming is fed to Canada up to three days early. Most cases, same day. One big thing in the US, before the explosion of internet posting and digital feeds, is to watch these clean pre-feeds on our BUDs. Starting this year, even HD programming is fed to the big Canadian networks. Warner Bros. is feeding Warner Bros. product and NBC/Universal product (Warner Bros. has the contract to feed NBCU product to Canada). Don't know what Disney is doing, since they aren't equipped to feed HD material, so they are probably still shipping tape. CBS/Paramount, I believe, has the ability to feed HD as well. 20th Century Fox has the ability as well. DSon't know if they do so.
Keep in mind, just because a show airs on Fox, doesn't mean they distribute to Canada. Case in point is "House." While it airs on Fox, it is a NBC/Universal product. Global purchased the Canadian broadcast rights, so they get the program fed to them around lunchtime on Tuesday. But, Global did not purchase the HD version, only the SD version. CTV, on the other hand, did purchase HD versions of NBCU programming, which will be fed to them early, as well as, I believe, Warner Bros. product. For example, CTV is getting Nip/Tuck in HD fed to them early Tuesday mornings in HD and SD.
I know that local stations have gotten feeds from the production companies.
These days, from what I'm able to find out, the feeds pretty much only go to major networks like Global or CTV.
|local networks are very particular about their rights and they wouldn't want to compete with a canadian station broadcasting their show within reach of their market.
Again I need to ask, Canadian local or US local?
|actually the system as is works well as it allows the canadians to get regional specific stuff from the local us networks too. it is not a strange system, as the us uses it too for sat and cable carriage.
You have me totally confused with this statement. Regional specific stuff? Programs are not region specific. The same show seen in the East/Central US is the same show seen in the Mountain and Pacific areas.
What do you mean by the statement that is it is also used in the US for satellite and cable?
So, to have a Canadian station get their programming from a US OTA station is completely foreign to me. First I've ever heard of it. Any screwup on the part of a US station will be seen by the Canadian viewer. Argh.