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Lack of wide distribution of some Category 2s could lead to demise of new broadcasters

News | 05/09/2002 4:00 am EDT

Senior CRTC staff question whether the failure of new broadcast players to get wide distribution of their Category 2 channels might lead to their demise. In a paper presented at the New Developments in Communications Law and Policy conference in Ottawa on April 26, Martine Vallée and John Traversy note that with a couple of exceptions, the Category 2s of existing specialty broadcasters have wide distribution, while those operated by companies new to broadcasting tend to have limited distribution.

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