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CRTC pledges support on piracy front, as coalition seeks end to black, grey markets

News | 04/25/2002 4:00 am EDT

CRTC chair Charles Dalfen has promised the commission’s support to thwart black and grey market satellite TV, signaling a shift in the regulator’s approach to the issue. The CRTC has traditionally watched satellite TV piracy issues unfold from the sidelines, letting law enforcement agencies and the courts take the lead. But new pressure from industry players backed by an official complaint against a particular company allegedly engaged in black and grey market activities has thrust the issue to the forefront.

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