Call-in Show Tonight on BT's On-Again Off-Again Relationship with Al Jazeera
Seven Days reported last week that municipally owned cable TV provider Burlington Telecom is dumping Al Jazeera's English language channel from its broadcast line-up.
We got one letter supporting BT's decision to drop the Arab news network, and several protesting it.
Tonight, the controversy is the subject of a live call-in show at 5:25 on Channel 17 (BT channel 317). You can show up at the studio at 5 to be part of the discussion.
- If you pulled Al Jazeera because of subscriber complaints, and that many subscribers (or more) have asked for it to remain, what is your justification for pulling it, exactly?
- Will you pull other channels out of the line-up because of similar complaints? Would you pull Fox News if you received enough emails? If not, what's different about that situation?
- Don't customers have the ability to block unwanted channels themselves (as required by law)? Why pull an entire channel so nobody in the community can see it? Why not just instruct customers who don't want the content in how to block it?
Tune in tonight. Looks like you might even be able to catch the program on CCTV's fancy pants new website.
UPDATE: Burlington Telecom's Ricard Donnelly responds to Bill's questions in the comments thread on that post.