Monday, April 21, 2008

Canada's OutTV Subjected to Unfair Treatment

According to Slap Upside The Head:

"Canada’s only gay and lesbian television channel has filed a complaint with the CRTC over treatment by a local cable provider.

OutTV says that not only does Shaw Communications exclude the channel from their “All In” package and make it a by-request-only subscription (the only specialty station to receive this treatment), but they have also moved the station’s channel number multiple times, first from 100 to 200, then to 370. Worse, the last move put the station immediately beside adult offerings: Channel 371 is Hustler, 372 is Playboy, and 373 is Red Light District."

It is unfair and unethical to constantly move the OutTV channel and damages their business and credibiiltiy. In addition their is no adult content on the channel and thus it should not be showcased along with sex oriented channels simply because the channel is geared toward a gay/lesbian audience.

Please contact the Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) to voice your concern over Shaw's homophobic and unfair treatment of OutTV.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for your support.

Brad Danks,
COO of OUTtv

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