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Category 2 licensees prepare for tough negotiations; Chum bets on DTH

News | 12/07/2000 5:00 am EST

The CRTC’s decision to license 21 Category 1 channels – double the number initially proposed – could result in Category 2 licensees having to wait even longer to get launched. Digital capacity is finite and with a mandate to make room on digital tiers for all Category 1 services, negotiations to secure digital carriage for the Category 2s could be cut-throat.

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