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Old 03-06-2006, 05:45 PM   #1
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I am a grey market sub, but I have to say Sirius Canada is missing the boat by not having regional stations set up like the Rogers sportsnet TV stations. If Sirius devoted 5 new channels to the happenings of certain regions in the country, it could build a sirius grass roots movement. Picture Sirius Atlantic, Quebec, Ontario, West, and Pacific. This would allow for Sirius to get their name out in the communities of these regions by doing live remotes at major events in the regions. This would also please the hell out of the CRTC by showing a commitment from Sirius to Canadian talent. With 5 new Canadian stations Sirius would be able to bring in 45 more American stations across the border and would absolutley blow XM Canada out of the water.
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I am a grey market sub, but I have to say Sirius Canada is missing the boat by not having regional stations set up like the Rogers sportsnet TV stations. If Sirius devoted 5 new channels to the happenings of certain regions in the country, it could build a sirius grass roots movement. Picture Sirius Atlantic, Quebec, Ontario, West, and Pacific. This would allow for Sirius to get their name out in the communities of these regions by doing live remotes at major events in the regions. This would also please the hell out of the CRTC by showing a commitment from Sirius to Canadian talent. With 5 new Canadian stations Sirius would be able to bring in 45 more American stations across the border and would absolutley blow XM Canada out of the water.
I doubt there is enough bandwidth to add that many more channels and keep SQ at an acceptable level.
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Not a bad idea. I think though there was something in the licensing agreement that said Sirius couldn't do "local" programming so as not to compete with exisiting am/fm radio stations. Now define local though. It's not like the regions you've proposed would be small enough to be considered "local" though they'd definitely not be national. Like AZJoe, I doubt there's enough bandwidth to do this (heck I'd be satisified with a Canadian news station) but it's an interesting idea for sure, one that hasn't been mentioned yet. If there was enough bandwidth to add 5 more channels of even low quality sound, an additional 45 US stations would cover the whole US content. Tough part is, I'm sure Sirius's market here isn't big enough to justify an additional 5 stations. But you never know what they have in store for improving programing for sure.
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oh gawd, please dont suggest that SirCan do anything like Rogers ... that would be like asking the sneaky monkeys to lead the stupid monkeys ... and eventually we'd all have poo flung at us ...


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I woldn't mind to have CBC Radio 2 or CBC NewsWorld (Radiocast) in Sirius Canada in order to get more US channels
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Radio 2 will not happen. Canadian channels on Sirius must be 85% can con, classical music that qualifies for can con is pretty rare. To qualify as Canadian you need 2 MAPL points, M=Music written by Canadian, A=Artists performing piece are Canadian, P=Performance in Canada, L=Lyricist Canadian. Pretty tough to get 2 points on music that is mostly written by dead Germans. Take a Canadian orchestra like, say Tafelmusik, if 50% of the players are Canadian (and at this point I think they are) then it would qualify, stick an international soloist in front of them and it's suddenly not Canadian anymore. I would guess about 75% of the stuff one heres on "On Stage" and "Studio Sparks" and the like would not qualify.

A Newsworld radiocast, now that's an idea. Annoys me no end that we only get news at the top of the hour on Radio 1.

Sirius has said that there will, someday, be more Canadian channels.
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I would guess about 75% of the stuff one heres on "On Stage" and "Studio Sparks" and the like would not qualify.

A Newsworld radiocast, now that's an idea. Annoys me no end that we only get news at the top of the hour on Radio 1.

Sirius has said that there will, someday, be more Canadian channels.
It says something about the CanCon rules when CBC Radio 2 can't qualify. They should use it as a Cdn channel anyway and dare the CRTC to rule against the CBC for CanCon...

A CBC Newsworld feed would be great.
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sirius canada is the devil's work. complete borefest. and rogers??? complete crap. typical toronto garbage. by the way... leafs suck.
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It says something about the CanCon rules when CBC Radio 2 can't qualify.
All it really says is that they were only thinking about popular music (rock, pop, country) when they created the satrad rules. I would not be suprised if at the next license renewal Sirius Canada applies for and gets an excemption that will allow them to add Radio 2.

It will be interesting to see what additional Canadian channels show up, here's hoping for a Newsworld headline news channel. They could do a business channel by picking up the audio feed from ROBtv (basically like the sports channel). There's a bunch of things they could do using the Galaxie concept (not the exiting Galaxie channels because aside from Bandeapart which is already on Sirius, none of them have high enough CanCon, but the Galaxie method of creating a playlist driven automated DJ free channel could work). I think they could create a qualifying jazz channel with little difficulty as there is certainly enough content to do that.
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I was hoping for a Folk channel. Lots of that in Canada, eh!
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