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News | 04/17/2002 4:00 am EDT

Hindery Jr. praises CRTC’s five-to-one rule, Robertson has little to say
Leo Hindery Jr., the chairman and CEO of the Yankees Entertainment and Sports (YES) Network, praised the CRTC for coming up with the five-to-one carriage rule for Category 2 digital channels. He made the observation in a question-and-answer session following his keynote address on April 15 at the annual convention of the Canadian Cable Television Association in Vancouver. U.S. cableco Cablevision has refused to sign a deal to carry the 130 baseball games offered by the YES Network. Cablevision’s Madison Square Garden Network had the rights to Yankees games until this year, when the Yankee-controlled YES took over the rights and then began negotiating carriage deals.

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