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Craig files amendment for pop channel; also asks for leave to appeal CRTC decision

News | 07/31/2003 4:00 am EDT

Craig Broadcast Systems Inc. is seeking leave to appeal a CRTC decision that aims to put restrictions on its Category 2 digital TV pop channel, just in case a counter proposal that it has made to the commission doesn’t get approval. The moves stem from a complaint filed by CHUM Ltd., which argued that Craig’s pop channel, branded MTV2, was programmed in a manner that made it competitive with the Toronto-based broadcaster’s MuchMusic. The CRTC agreed, and asked Craig to apply for a licence amendment for MTV2 stating that pop videos would make up no fewer than 95% of the music video clips aired, and that the amendment include a definition of pop (CCR, Feb. 28/03).

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