CRTC to consider ‘public interest’ in resolving disputes over digital launch
News | 06/07/2001 4:00 am EDT
New digital TV services shouldn’t expect to always receive the wholesale rates noted in their licences, the CRTC warns. The Canadian Cable Television Association (CCTA) had argued that it was unreasonable for programmers to expect to receive the wholesale rates proposed in their applications, and at the same time, be marketed as part of a larger digital package. In guidelines released May 25 – PN 2001-57 – the commission points out that the wholesale rate isn’t guaranteed, and will not be a factor when resolving disputes over undue preference. The public interest will be, however.