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Small cablecos need programmers’ consent to carry analog signals in digital

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

The CRTC has confirmed that small cable operators must receive the consent of programmers before distributing analog specialty channels on a digital basis – Public Notice 2001-130. But the commission expects consent to be given for digital distribution of analog channels that have not been carried due to a lack of analog channel capacity, and in the case of duplication or migration, where the programmer will be "substantially no worse off, in terms of wholesale fees received."

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