Last year Canadian satellite service provider Bell ExpressVu pulled the plug on their Canadian subscribers who used their service in the USA when, without notice, they re-aligned their signal further north.
Hundreds of Canadian snowbirds who had watched their Bell satellites for years in their southern winter hideouts quickly reacted by buying Shaw Direct so they didn’t miss their Canadian news and hockey games. As of June 1 of this year, the other shoe dropped when Shaw also re-aligned their satellite foot print. Now their signal too fades away a few hours south of the US-Canada border.
We get all the Canadian TV we need here in southern Ontario off the TV antenna so we had turned our Shaw signal off for the summer with plans of turning it back on in October when we headed south. Needless to say, after hearing the news, we are no longer Shaw subscribers. What will we do for Canadian news when we head south you ask? I guess there is always the internet. Maybe I will finally get around to subscribing to a Canadian newspaper. Or maybe I just don’t care. Maybe our politicians will have to screw up without me.