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50% of U.S. Homes Have a PVR

Does anybody watch Live TV anymore? According to a survey by Leichtman Research Group (LRG),  Almost half (47%) of U.S. homes have at least one PVR and 23 percent have a PVR on more than one set.  PVR sales are beginning to … Continue reading

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Say goodbye to LOUD Annoying TV Commercials – New CRTC Rules Start

If you watched TV over the weekend you may have noticed you weren’t running for the remote control to turn down those loud, annoying TV commercials anymore. Effective Saturday September 1st, 2012 the CRTC requires all Canadian broadcasters to ensure … Continue reading

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Roku coming to Canada in 2012

Roku the popular Apple TV like content streaming device is reported to be coming to Canada in 2012.  It’s unclear at this time exactly what content the CRTC will allow to be streamed on the Roku box but Roku announced … Continue reading

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Shaw Direct delays shift to MPEG-4 Until Anik G1 is Launched

Shaw Broadcast Services, the nations number two satellite provider recently announced on it’s website, it will not be converting any existing MPEG-2 signals to MPEG-4 until it launches it’s new satellite ‘Anik G1’ at the end of 2012. The announcement … Continue reading

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Netflix Canada Wins CRTC Ruling

The summer and fall have been nothing but bad news for Netflix south of the border but Netflix Canada and it’s subscribers received  great news on October 5th, 2011 when the CRTC ruled that Netflix is not a broadcaster and … Continue reading

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CRTC Sets Canadian Internet Speed Targets

The CRTC set a minimum target speed for internet service of 5Mbps download and 1Mbps upload speeds accessible for all Canadians to be met by 2015.  The agency stipulates that these targets are to be the actual speeds and not … Continue reading

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SD Memory Card Tax Proposed in Canada

Here we go again . . . Fresh after the recent debate on capping internet bandwidth a group called the Canadian Private Copying Collective (CPCC) is trying to lobby the government to introduce a music tax.  You may recall the … Continue reading

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Netflix Canada Lowers Data Usage for Capped Canadian Members

Once again it sucks to be Canadian, from a TV/Technology point of view. Neil Hunt, chief Product Officer announced to Canadian users that starting today (March 28, 2011) it would be lowering the bandwidth demands by 66% on average for … Continue reading

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