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Struggle for the Future of Media in Canada continues…

 A battle is raging over the new media in Canada and it’s being concealed by a fog of sanctimonious rhetoric and vested interests:

A strange confluence of forces has just made the push to have Netflix and other over-the-top video distributors(OVDs) — such as Amazon, Apple and Google — regulated by the rules of the Broadcasting Act. Events kicked into high gear this week when Astral Media renewed calls for the CRTC to regulate OVDs just like any other broadcaster. Bell, Rogers and Shaw quickly endorsed the callSource

The rich dudes fight over the spoils and the rest of us get hosed. The whole thing stinks to me.

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Written April 19th, 2011 by | 5 Comments | Filed under: BLOGBlokeTips, Internet Tips ,

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  1. It’s not fair that simply because we’re in Canada (same goes for anyone outside of the USA really) that we’re blocked from using sites like Pandora, Hulu, Spotify, US Netflix and so many more.

    There are some guides here howtogetitincanada.com that will show you how to legally get around these blocks but still… the point is that we, as Canadians shouldn’t be getting hosed!!!

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    Reply by: BB at 10:37 pm said...

    @Austin, Canadians can get Pandora for free simply by enabling the Chrome extension HTTPS Enforcer https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/beaholcfmnpbabojbldnhlikfmnjmoma It also works for netflix.com and U.S. stations.

    Hulu can be gotten by installing HotSpot Shield http://anchorfree.com/index.php.

    Best of all it’s FREE. I use both and highly recommend them.

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    Reply by: Austin at 11:20 pm said...

    @BB, I used to use hotspot shield but got tired of the ads and it was a little too low when streaming video - I can be very impatient sometimes!!! haha

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  2. Hey, yeah I can’t stand going on Netflix in Canada to find out another show has been dropped or is US only.

    Fortunately there is a way to getUS Netflix in Canada!

    I just wrote a blog post about it here if you’d like to check it out:

    baxendale.ca/how-to-get-us-netflix-in-canada-uk-outside-the-us/ How to get US Netflix in Canada

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  3. Get Pandora, Netflix, Hulu and More In Canada http://t.co/yxoLkMya

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