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New digital licensees find way to ensure carriage of their Category 2 channels

News | 01/17/2001 5:00 am EST

Three Canadian broadcasters decided to lease their own satellite channels because they couldn’t reach an acceptable agreement with Star Choice Communications Inc, Telesat Canada maintains in a Jan. 12 letter to the CRTC. It’s a move that essentially guarantees the launch of Category 2 channels licensed to NetStar Communications Inc/CTV Inc, Chum Ltd and Alliance Atlantis Communications Inc – and on their terms and conditions.

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