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Federal Cabinet rules against satellite users in fight against contribution regime

News | 06/11/2002 4:00 am EDT

Telesat Canada is displeased at a recent federal Cabinet decision turning down an appeal of the contribution regime requiring the satellite operator to pay contribution fees on revenue earned from broadcasters. The decision puts to rest the contentious issue that has dragged on for more than a year, which saw Telesat pass the surcharge on to its broadcasting clients. The Canadian Association of Broadcasters (CAB), the Canadian Satellite Users’ Association, and Star Choice Television Network Inc. launched the appeal last August (RoW, Oct. 15/01).

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