Game 10: Kings vs. Red Wings - 2/10/13 - Heartbreaking Loss
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02-10-2013, 11:19 PM
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Lloydminster, AB
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BTW, how do Canadians watch NBC games (not counting online)?
On cable and satellite Canadians get NBC. The CRTC (our version of the FCC) has licensed certain affiliates for Canadian carriage. In Canada, they permit NBC from Boston, Buffalo, Plattsburgh, NY (due to the proximity to Montreal), Detroit, Erie, Minneapolis, Spokane, WA and Seattle. My normal "local" NBC affiliate is Spokane and I get a timeshifting affiliate from Detroit. In fact, all my "local" US network affiliates (at least the Big 4) are from Spokane. I get my timeshifting NBC, CBS and ABC from Detroit and my FOX from Rochester, NY.
I also receive KTLA on my cable system, which was nice during the Cup run as I could see the local reaction to the games.
For more information, here is the list from Wikipedia:
Since I am drifting off tangent, I am surprised that none of the US networks ever tried to establish affiliates in Canada in the 50s. The Canadian content rules that govern stations actually in Canada did not exist then. Had NBC, ABC or CBS had an affiliate in Toronto or Montreal in the 50s, my guess is that the Cancon rules would have been drastically different. Whether this is good, bad or otherwise is another story, but interesting food for thought.
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