QT+ SERVICE TERMINATION
On January 21, 2022, Shaw Broadcast Services (SBS) notified you that Quick Take Plus (QT+) services would no longer be available as of January 1, 2023 (the Notice). As explained in the Notice, CommScope - the third-party technology partner that SBS relies on to offer QT+ - announced that it would be terminating its support for the platform on December 31, 2022 given that critical hardware and software components required to provision QT+ services have already, or will have reached, end of serviceable life.
We are pleased to inform you that CommScope has determined that it is able to extend QT+ until June 30, 2023 and SBS has secured CommScope's commitment to support QT+ services until that date.
With this 6-month extension, SBS customers must transition to an appropriate replacement technology by June 30, 2023, in order to maintain their BDU services. As of July 1, 2023, QT+ Services will terminate, with no possibility of a further service extension. Accordingly, we urge all SBS customers using the QT+ platform to finalize and implement transition plans as expeditiously as possible.
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