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Digital technology issue may put small cablecos offside on French services rules

News | 01/18/2002 5:00 am EST

Some small cablecos are warning that the channels available to them as part of a new cost-effective digital solution will restrict their ability to offer a diverse range of specialty channels on a digital basis and may even make it impossible to adhere to CRTC regulations. While Canadian Satellite Communications Inc.’s Headend-in-the-Sky Quick Take (HITS QT) service drastically lowers the cost of converting to digital, a number of signals are currently unavailable on the system (CCR, Aug. 15/01).

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