Monday, April 16, 2012

Back to the future as Bell seeks fee for carriage

It's an issue almost as old as television itself. Who benefits most from the carriage of broadcast TV on cable? In the beginning, TV was eager to be carried by cable but it was even more urgent to cable so it could recruit customers from among the roof-antenna multitudes.  Inexorably, over the air broadcasters became the captives of cable companies. Now Bell Media no longer sees the relationship between broadcasters (CTV in this case) and cable companies as symbiotic. The matter will be aired again at the Supreme Court this time. 

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