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The Score, Sportsnet seek wholesale rate increases to remain competitive with TSN

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

Sports specialty television channels The Score and Rogers Sportsnet are claiming economic need in requesting unprecedented increases to their regulated wholesale rates in their licence renewal applications. Sportsnet, owned by Rogers Media Inc., is asking the CRTC to hike its wholesale rate for carriage in basic packages from the current rate of 78 cents per subscriber to match TSN's $1.07. Comparing the three sports specialty channels based on what it calls subscriber revenue per average minute audience, The Score, owned by Headline Media Group Inc., wants an increase to 40 cents from its current 10-cent rate (CCR Update, March 19/03).

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