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Cable industry, SRDUs seek clarification on sourcing of U.S. signals for small cablecos

News | 09/13/2001 4:00 am EDT

The cable industry and satellite relay distribution undertakings (SRDUs) are asking the CRTC to clarify whether small cable operators have won the right to source U.S. television signals from American satellite providers. In doing so, the two sides have apparently reopened a longstanding and controversial policy issue that has divided the commission and pitted cablecos against their satellite signal providers. The requests for clarity are contained in comments filed late last month with the CRTC on the proposed exemption order for Class 3 cable systems – PN 2001-59. The exemption order does not explicitly state whether exempt Class 3 cable systems can source U.S. network signals from U.S. satellite providers.

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