Cable TV: Too big to not fail


FX and FXX are quite vacant, confused and unnecessary. They’re the perfect example of some of what’s wrong with TV today (logo via Wikimedia)

We’re in a golden age of television, but I wouldn’t be surprised if you weren’t aware of it. With hundreds of channels, seemingly endless repeats and frankly a lot of trash on the air, it’s hard to find the gems in the rubble.

So it shouldn’t be surprising that many people are cutting the cord and young people leaving the nest aren’t even bothering with cable TV or satellite to begin with.

Yes, a large part of it is due to the cost. Rogers and Bell have packages that run up to or over $110/month, but don’t forget about installation fees, PVRs and other receivers and the super high cost of ethnic channels if you’re into that sort of thing.

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Press Release: Season 3 of THE AMAZING RACE CANADA Headlines CTV’s Summer 2015 Schedule, Beginning July 8

CTV (logo via CTV.ca)

CTV (logo via CTV.ca)

TORONTO (May 25, 2015) – CTV’s summer programing was finalized today with announcement of the return of the most-watched television program in Canada last summer, THE AMAZING RACE CANADA, headlining the network’s Summer 2015 schedule with its third season premiere Wednesday, July 8 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on CTV and CTV GO.  Canada’s most-watched Canadian series is joined by previously announced blockbuster summer event series ZOO, airing Tuesdays at 9 p.m. ET/PT on CTV and CTV GO, beginning June 30.

An all-new season of THE AMAZING RACE CANADA and ZOO join a summer lineup featuring new and returning fan-favourite hits including: Betty White and the gang in Part 1 of the farewell season of HOT IN CLEVELAND (May 26), as well as another celebrity filled season of HOLLYWOOD GAME NIGHT (July 7).

CTV remains the destination for live events and award shows this summer, with the previously announced FIFA WOMEN’S WORLD CUP CANADA 2015™ matches beginning June 6.

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(Featured Image: Screenshot via ctv.ca)