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Chum filing sparks battle over whether more Category 2s should be licensed

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

The first round of Category 2 digital channels haven’t even launched and already the CRTC is embroiled in a bitter battle over whether it’s time to license more. The commission has received 16 applications for new digital specialty services, with Chum Ltd leading the pack with 13 bids, including channels devoted to soaps, world cinema, regional news, and relationships (PN 2001-3-1). A public hearing to review the bids will be held April 17 in Hull, PQ.

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