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SaskTel aiming to offer VOD by year-end as PPV dispute with Shaw continues

News | 03/27/2003 5:00 am EST

Frustrated by sour pay-per-view (PPV) negotiations with Shaw Communications Inc., SaskTel plans instead to offer its digital TV customers video-on-demand (VOD) by the end of the year. The Crown corporation owned by the Saskatchewan government has applied to the CRTC for a VOD licence, but the application has not yet been gazetted and no public hearing date has been set. Manitoba Telecom Services Inc. (MTS), another telco offering a TV distribution service, is also in the midst of preparing a VOD application.

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