CRTC to examine impact of satellite TV distribution on local markets
News | 10/11/2001 4:00 am EDT
The CRTC has initiated a process to examine the impact of satellite TV distributors carrying one local TV signal but not others in the same market, and the effect on a small market when direct-to-home (DTH) distributors beam in out-of-market signals – PN 2001-103. Among the questions the CRTC is posing are: What effect are out-of-market stations having on the audiences, local programs, and revenues of the local stations? and what would the effect be on DTH distribution capacity and cost if they were required to carry all local stations even if they decided to carry one?