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CAB takes tough stand on cableco ownership of specialty channels

News | 02/28/2001 5:00 am EST

The Canadian Association of Broadcasters is rallying against the cable industry in its bid to own more analog specialty channels, prompting one of its largest members to threaten to withdraw from the association. Rogers Communications Inc revealed earlier this week that it plans to resign from the association at the end of this month in response to a Feb. 2 intervention the CAB filed with the CRTC as part of a review of the rules governing cable ownership of discretionary channels (PN 2000-165). At the request of the CAB, Rogers was to meet Wednesday with the association.

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