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SOWNY » Streaming TV Service Subscriptions: How Many Is Too Many? » Yesterday 11:57 pm

Radiowiz
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RadioActive wrote:

   
(I sometimes wonder whether Rogers regrets prematurely shutting down Shomi.)
 

I think Rogers is happily avoiding the movie side of things.
With the elimination of Shomi, 
their desire seems to be a more current focus on Rogers anyplace TV
https://www.rogers.com/consumer/tv/anyplacetv

It suggests to me that Rogers intends to be a Television entertainment business first, and everything else second...then again, they also own Ignite TV now, so who knows...

SOWNY » CJ's PJ's » Yesterday 8:14 pm

splunge
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this is kinda humourous.... an observation more than anything.

then Raptor CJ Miles did a commercial for Go Daddy as a member of the toronto team. the spot was run heavily on leaf games and other places.  one bit of the spot says the go daddy website can be updated anywhere.  he was traded to memphis last month.  the spot has since included a voice over after that particular line which adds "including memphis".  The commercial is still airing in rotation and i chuckle when i hear it.

Meanwhile,Jonas Valanciunas had a spot for uber with nazim kadri, which has disappeared since the trade. 

SOWNY » who's buyng CJR-B? » Yesterday 7:57 pm

RadioActive
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Hate to resurrect such an ancient theme, but this popped up on the web on Tuesday. 

Grilled.Cheese may get the last laugh after all...

Up 40% Over 6 Months, Could This Entertainment Stock Beat Netflix in Canada?  

SOWNY » $595 Million to the media in the new budget! » Yesterday 7:55 pm

splunge
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aaannnddd.... cue the tinfoil hat brigade who will say you can't trust a media outlet taking handouts from the government.

SOWNY » CKNT heard by DXer in Newfoundland » Yesterday 7:38 pm

Saul
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I suspect someone's asleep at the switch. They're clearly dominating 960 at 8:35 pm ... no say they should. I'm 2.5 hours drive northeast of Mississauga. They should be on reduced power after sunset. 

SOWNY » Streaming TV Service Subscriptions: How Many Is Too Many? » Yesterday 6:58 pm

Chuck99
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In the GTA and the Golden Horseshoe, one can get by quite nicely with an outdoor antenna and one or two of the streaming services, unless you are a big sports fan.  In which case, you are limited to Saturday night hockey and the NFL on weekends in the fall.

SOWNY » Streaming TV Service Subscriptions: How Many Is Too Many? » Yesterday 6:55 pm

Chrisphen
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My monocle subscribes to the Criterion Channel.

SOWNY » $595 Million to the media in the new budget! » Yesterday 6:50 pm

SNC Lavalin affair, Have a lin affair, I am voting Liberal next election after this hand out...I am already in line with my hands out.

Here is more on how the Feds are helping our struggling media biz.

http://broadcastdialogue.com/budget-2019-details-595m-in-support-for-qualifying-media-tax-breaks/


 

SOWNY » Streaming TV Service Subscriptions: How Many Is Too Many? » Yesterday 6:39 pm

splunge
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we still have cable, mostly for live news and sports, and stuff worthy of falling asleep to.... so we subscribe to netflix and shudder.  amazon video comes along with a prime sub.  anything else is available via "other" means.  if i want to watch letterkenny for example, bell makes me sub to crave for a month, rather than giving me an on demand option.  no thanks.  i'd like to support that particular production, however the entire crave experience ain't worth the price of admission.

SOWNY » Newest Terrestrial Broadcast Radio Format: All Podcasts All The Time » Yesterday 6:24 pm

NW
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WSAN can heard in Toronto at times.   

But... this morning at 6 a.m. 1470 was all WMBD Peoria IL.  At 7:00 a.m. 1470 was all WNYY Ithica NY.  And at 7:15 p.m. this evening1470 had WPDM Potsdam NY.

SOWNY » CKNT heard by DXer in Newfoundland » Yesterday 5:56 pm

NW
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Saul wrote:

Precisely...
He's heard a ton of stuff ... I've set up temporary rigs on the s.e. tip of the Avalon Peninsula, basically facing UK / Spain/Brazil ... and have heard AM from China, South Africa, India ...every continent but Oceania. And darn good listenable signals. 

If and when "Grapevine Radio" actually ever gets on to 1220, I have no doubt that Allen Willie will hear them in Newfoundland.  Although he'll have to put up with interference from Radio Globo in Rio De Janeiro (and of course WHKW-Cleveland).

SOWNY » Streaming TV Service Subscriptions: How Many Is Too Many? » Yesterday 5:44 pm

Chrisphen
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It's getting excessive. Perhaps there will be a market for 3rd-party bundlers.

SOWNY » Streaming TV Service Subscriptions: How Many Is Too Many? » Yesterday 5:14 pm

RadioActive
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markow202 wrote:

Im still waiting for a stream link for CKNT because their signal isnt audible naturally.  

Your wish has come true!

Sauga960am.ca

SOWNY » CKNT heard by DXer in Newfoundland » Yesterday 5:13 pm

RadioActive wrote:

I continue to be amazed by how much interest there is in this station. Perhaps there's something about the "WKRP" nature of the place that accounts for it. Or perhaps it's just the fact that someone thought they could make money with an expensive News/Talk format in a small market like Mississauga. Either way, it's a train wreck and it's hard to look (listen?) away.

If still on the air this Thanksgiving Day,  perhaps they will drop turkeys on Square One ?
 

SOWNY » Streaming TV Service Subscriptions: How Many Is Too Many? » Yesterday 5:07 pm

markow202
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Im still waiting for a stream link for CKNT because their signal isnt audible naturally.  

SOWNY » CKNT heard by DXer in Newfoundland » Yesterday 5:03 pm

markow202
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Im finding it comical too.  I actually wonder if the station owners/managers (if those exist) of CKNT even know about this board and read these posts?

 

SOWNY » CKNT heard by DXer in Newfoundland » Yesterday 4:57 pm

RadioActive
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I continue to be amazed by how much interest there is in this station. Perhaps there's something about the "WKRP" nature of the place that accounts for it. Or perhaps it's just the fact that someone thought they could make money with an expensive News/Talk format in a small market like Mississauga. Either way, it's a train wreck and it's hard to look (listen?) away.

SOWNY » CKNT heard by DXer in Newfoundland » Yesterday 4:52 pm

Dial Twister
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RadioActive wrote:

The problem is they may have more listeners in Newfoundland than in the GTA!

...and more mentions on SOWNY than actual listeners.
 

SOWNY » Streaming TV Service Subscriptions: How Many Is Too Many? » Yesterday 4:51 pm

RadioActive
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Dial Twister wrote:

RadioActive wrote:

Remember the good old days when TV was free?

...and paid for by commercials?

I was OK with that. Back in the early days, that's what your bathroom and refrigerator were for!

SOWNY » Streaming TV Service Subscriptions: How Many Is Too Many? » Yesterday 4:50 pm

RadioActive wrote:

Remember the good old days when TV was free?

...and paid for by commercials?

 

SOWNY » Streaming TV Service Subscriptions: How Many Is Too Many? » Yesterday 4:48 pm

RadioActive
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The numbers are from the U.S., but they’re telling – according to a new survey, more people now subscribe to streaming services than cable and satellite. That spells a big worry for broadcasters and cablecasters, who up until recently have had the field pretty much to themselves.
  
It’s hard to compare the American numbers to Canada, since they have so much more choice. In addition to well known services like Netflix and Amazon, there’s Hulu, CBS All Access, Acorn, Britbox, HBO Go, Starz, YouTube and waiting in the wings, newcomers from Warner Brothers, Disney and NBC. And I’m sure I’m leaving out a slew of them.
 
Here in Canada, we only get a handful of those services and most complain the Canadian Netflix is far inferior to the one available down south. Outside of Bell’s CraveTV and some limited sports channels, there really aren’t all that many mainstream streamers for those north of the border. (I sometimes wonder whether Rogers regrets prematurely shutting down Shomi.)
 
What’s telling here is that streaming services are quickly overtaking cable. But that brings up the question: how many is too many? Some consumers are already complaining that it’s costing them big bucks to get all the shows they want and they’re spending a small fortune to receive everything.
 
So if we had that choice, I’m curious. How many would you pay for before you’d say enough is enough? Is there a point at which you’d say I’d like to see “Show X” but I just can’t justify laying out the bucks for one more service?
 
Many are already there in the States. I wonder how long before Canadians face the same dilemma. Because the way things are going, there’s no end to them in sight, as more pr

SOWNY » CKNT heard by DXer in Newfoundland » Yesterday 4:32 pm

geo
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markow202 wrote:

  Well I'll tell ya...you aint missing much  

 this is in fact the hottest topic since wet t-shirts at the 1985 CHIN picnic
 

SOWNY » CKNT heard by DXer in Newfoundland » Yesterday 4:29 pm

markow202
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Saul wrote:

Dale Patterson wrote:

RadioActive wrote:

The problem is they may have more listeners in Newfoundland than in the GTA!

Are they still doing newscasts over a phone line?

 turned out it was a repeat. So no chances of winning those Gordon Lightfoot tickets unless I had a ouji board. I actually knew the answer to their skill testing question...

 

SOWNY » CKNT heard by DXer in Newfoundland » Yesterday 4:28 pm

markow202
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Media Observer wrote:

RadioActive wrote:

The problem is they may have more listeners in Newfoundland than in the GTA!

True in my case.

After seeing a couple of posts regarding ok reception in Whitby,  I decided to try again.  I live in northern Whitby (Brooklin: Highways 12 & 7) and can honestly say that I cannot get a decent signal.  My second floor condo fronts west and an empty lot is on the adjacent property.  Despite this the station is practically non existent for me over the air.  The same is true for car reception.
 

Well I'll tell ya...you aint missing much 
 

SOWNY » CKNT heard by DXer in Newfoundland » Yesterday 4:00 pm

RadioActive wrote:

The problem is they may have more listeners in Newfoundland than in the GTA!

True in my case.

After seeing a couple of posts regarding ok reception in Whitby,  I decided to try again.  I live in northern Whitby (Brooklin: Highways 12 & 7) and can honestly say that I cannot get a decent signal.  My second floor condo fronts west and an empty lot is on the adjacent property.  Despite this the station is practically non existent for me over the air.  The same is true for car reception.
 

SOWNY » CKNT heard by DXer in Newfoundland » Yesterday 3:12 pm

Saul
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Dale Patterson wrote:

RadioActive wrote:

The problem is they may have more listeners in Newfoundland than in the GTA!

Are they still doing newscasts over a phone line?

Dunno. But last weekend they were running a contest for callers, with a  416 number. Tried calling, was told the message box was full. A few minutes later they gave a time check that was really far off ... turned out it was a repeat. So no chances of winning those Gordon Lightfoot tickets unless I had a ouji board. I actually knew the answer to their skill testing question...

SOWNY » CKNT heard by DXer in Newfoundland » Yesterday 3:09 pm

Saul
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TheWiz wrote:

DeepTracks wrote:

Just for my own edification, where do these numbers originate from?

AM Station # 1889
Ontario AM Station # 43
Canadian AM Station # 157

Cheers
 

My guess is this is the for the DX'ers personal reference. 1889 AM stations picked up to date... and 43 were in Ontario.

Precisely...
He's heard a ton of stuff ... I've set up temporary rigs on the s.e. tip of the Avalon Peninsula, basically facing UK / Spain/Brazil ... and have heard AM from China, South Africa, India ...every continent but Oceania. And darn good listenable signals. 

SOWNY » "HOW ARE YOU?" » Yesterday 1:49 pm

shurmanator
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Long ago, I stopped trying to prevent usually nervous callers from asking “how are you”. My response is pretty well always either “good” or “great”, just a single positive word with no further encouragement like “and you?” Callers get it.

I’d love it if the “as I was telling your screener” phrase would just disappear though. Haven’t figured that one out yet. What callers don’t get is that they’d not have gotten into queue if they hadn’t convinced the screener they should be and, that aside, hosts already have an on-screen message encapsulating what they plan to say.

SOWNY » CKNT heard by DXer in Newfoundland » Yesterday 1:36 pm

RadioActive wrote:

The problem is they may have more listeners in Newfoundland than in the GTA!

Are they still doing newscasts over a phone line?

SOWNY » CKNT heard by DXer in Newfoundland » Yesterday 1:22 pm

TheWiz
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DeepTracks wrote:

Just for my own edification, where do these numbers originate from?

AM Station # 1889
Ontario AM Station # 43
Canadian AM Station # 157

Cheers
 

My guess is this is the for the DX'ers personal reference. 1889 AM stations picked up to date... and 43 were in Ontario.

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