Thursday, September 17, 2009

Government orders CRTC hearings on TV fee fight

The government has ordered the CRTC to hold hearings on the idea of TV networks collecting fees from cable companies for their local signals.This fee-for-carriage system is a bone of contention between the networks and the cable systems. James Moore, the minister of Canadian Heritage, says the cabinet wants the broadcast regulator to hold hearings and produce a formal report on the implications of such a system

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