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ExpressVu wants winback rules retained due to dominance of major cablecos

News | 07/17/2003 4:00 am EDT

Local markets continue to be dominated by Canada’s five biggest cablecos, says Bell ExpressVu LP – reason enough, it tells the CRTC, to maintain winback restrictions. The direct-to-home (DTH) satellite TV distributor says national subscriber figures touted by the Canadian Cable Television Association (CCTA) provide a skewed view of the competitive marketplace. Too few DTH customers live in areas with competing service by big cablecos to warrant a blanket lifting of winback restrictions, it argues.

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