CFTPA argues DTH carriage rules need to be changed to protect program rights
News | 01/18/2002 5:00 am EST
The CRTC’s process to examine the carriage of out-of-market signals by direct-to-home satellite TV distributors is shaping up to be a contentious issue (see story in this issue). Star Choice and Bell ExpressVu want no changes to the existing regime. In contrast, the Canadian Film and Television Production Association (CFTPA) argues that local stations should only be offered to subscribers in the market that the local station is licensed to serve. Excerpts from the CFTPA submission to the commission appear below.