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CHUM, Craig disagree over impact of new TV stations in Calgary, Edmonton

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

CRTC commissioners are left to separate fact from fiction in the current process to license a new over-the-air television broadcaster in Calgary and Edmonton, with a retransmitter in Red Deer (CCR, April 25/03). Commissioners must have felt a sense of déjà vu as CHUM Ltd. in its bid for the stations adopts many of the arguments made by rival Craig Media Inc. when it was successfully licensed for a Toronto station during a similarly raucous process last summer. On the other hand, Craig officials trying to block the move found themselves making many of the arguments that CHUM made when it opposed Craig’s Toronto application (CCR, June 7/02, May 23/02).

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