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CBC faces competition from Chum and Astral in bid for French arts channel

News | 07/19/2000 4:00 am EDT

Cost and content will likely the overriding factors that determine whether the CBC or a joint bid by Chum Limited and Astral Media succeeds in winning a national licence for a French-language arts channel. The CRTC has begun its deliberations following a June 27 public hearing in Montreal, with a decision expected to follow later this year.

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