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CCTA to ask Canadian Heritage committee for broad changes to broadcasting rules

News | 02/18/2002 5:00 am EST

The cable industry will issue a broad-reaching set of recommendations to the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage February 19, including a call to reduce the size of the CRTC to between five and seven members, and reduce foreign ownership restrictions on facilities operators – but not on content providers. The Canadian Cable Television Association (CCTA) revealed its proposals in a media briefing in Ottawa today, though it had few details to offer on combating its chief bugbear, the illegal satellite TV market.

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