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Specialty news channels don’t need to be regulated, say dissenting commissioners

News | 12/06/2001 5:00 am EST

Dissenting opinions filed by four CRTC commissioners in the CTV Newsnet proceeding signal the beginning of a movement within the CRTC toward a more open and competitive licensing regime for specialty television services. While the commissioners advocate doing away with the longstanding policy of licensing only one specialty service per genre in the news category, some observers believe such a move would eventually spread to other genres.

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