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Digital applicants agree on launch date, but not on how channels should be offered

News | 08/31/2000 4:00 am EDT

A consensus has emerged among digital channel applicants that new Category 1 licensees must hit the market by September 1, 2001 at the latest, and it seems to be a view CRTC commissioners support. What isn’t as clear though, is how these new services will be offered. Pure pick-and-pay may be what many consumers prefer, but it doesn’t appear this will be an option for Category 1 services. How much real choice viewers will have next September will depend on how the bundles are offered, and that’s still an unknown.

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