Intervention, observation ou réponse de l'intimé / Intervention, comment or answer by respondent

Date reçu / Date Arrived: 2017-02-14

Numéro de processus public / Public Process Number:
Numéro d'intervention / Intervention Number: 2
Demande(s) / Application(s): 2017-0039-4
Cas / Case: 238939

Demande à comparaître à l'audience publique / Request to appear at the public hearing: Non/No
Intimé / Respondent: Non/No

Commentaire / Comment
I am a resident of Ottawa. I'm writing to lodge a complaint about TVO's recent decision to cease broadcasting over-the-air in all Ontario centres except Toronto.
While some TVO programming is available online, much of it is not, and the online programming requires expensive, high-bandwidth internet service that is beyond the means of many Ontarians. Many Ontario citizens outside the GTA will lose access to a *public* resource because they can't afford to subscribe to cable services.

I recognize TVO's budgetary constraints, but it seems to me that a *public* broadcaster should be precisely that: a PUBLIC over-the-air broadcaster—not a costly cable specialty channel, nor just internet programming that is unaffordable for many in the province.

TVO's plan to cease broadcasting everywhere in the province except Toronto seems like an underhanded move toward becoming a specialty cable channel while still enjoying the benefits of maintaining an OTA license. I strongly object to this and would appreciate receiving a reply to my concerns.

Copie envoyée au demandeur et à tout autre intimé si applicable / Copy sent to applicant and to any respondent if applicable: Oui/Yes

Information du client / Client information

Nom / Name: M Harris
Titre / Title:
Au nom de la compagnie / On behalf of company:
Adresse courriel / E-mail address:
Adresse postale / Address: Ottawa, ON, Canada
Code postal / Postal code: K1H 6G9
Téléphone / Telephone:
Facsimilé / Fax: