Re: Another Cash Grab by Cable TVAug 17th, 2010
What I object to & cannot fathom is how its legal for them to charge us for the Knowledge Network, they don't pay a dime to the network for carrying it, let alone the PBS channels they don't pay for. And the endless hours of paid for tv advertising shows! They charge the advertiser a fee for broadcasting their advertising pitches and then turn around and charge us for that time too! Let alone that it also lets them off the hook for finding programming for many, many hours every week. BTW many Canadian basic channels are still required by law to be available with an antenna.
As for leaving the tv on, unless there's something worth watching, I watch good stuff on my notebook curled up in my recliner. "Ted Talks", documentaries and shows on "Miro", there's a lot of good stuff on the Net.