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News | 06/20/2003 4:00 am EDT

Corus to drop Category 2 digital rock music channel Edge TV
Corus Entertainment Inc. announced June 12 that it has given up on its Category 2 digital channel EdgeTV. The alternative rock channel will come off the air on July 12. The decision to drop EdgeTV follows an unsuccessful appeal to the CRTC for a change in the rule that requires distributors to carry five unrelated Category 2 channels for every affiliated Category 2 channel carried. Corus is affiliated with Shaw Communications Inc. and Star Choice. EdgeTV is not carried by either of those two distributors, which reach about 1.5 million digital television households. The channel has 255,056 subscribers.

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