I hate to poop the party here, but its entirely possible that SUN TV could suck. Don't be be angry. I think that if we start making recommendations now we could avoid a catastrophe.
I loved the promo for SUN TV. Mountains and flags and a promises of greatness. All very very good. There was one thing in the back of my mind that won't quit bothering me though. Its the SUN brand.
The SUN brand scares me. Without the Promo or the "FOX News North" sub-title, SUN TV sounds to me like CP24. It sounds like garbage (or a garbage strike).
Growing up in Toronto's shadow, I had a good taste of the SUN and the Star. The SUN always had a good sports section, and there was the SUNshine girl of course. It appealed to working people and immigrants like my father.
It doesn't really do anything for me now. I'll pick up a discarded copy at a Timmy's but in general I won't spend money on it.
So our right of center news channel starts its life with a slightly tainted brand. No big deal. FOX has done wonders. If FOX had newspapers I'd wonder if their TV success would rub off.
Whatever its called it will still have to be good. No CP24 lameness please. Give me something I'm not embarrassed to watch. Make it slick, both serious and light. Tackle the big topics and don't be afraid of the conclusions. Be fun, but not obviously so.
Don't neglect the Internet either. I love On-demand content. I love to chose when and what I watch. Sometimes I don't know what to watch. This is your chance to pick for me. There is gold here. Learn from my picks and show me stuff you think I'd like. Stream your content intelligently. If there is enough there I might even pay for it..
I'm in your corner so don't let it go to waste.