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CRTC likely to mandate DTH carriage of regional CBC signals in licence renewals

News | 11/28/2003 5:00 am EST

The CRTC is likely to require that direct-to-home (DTH) satellite TV distributors carry all the regional signals owned by the Canadian Broadcasting Corp./Radio Canada when it renews the licences of Bell ExpressVu LP and Star Choice Communications Inc. Much of the public hearing into those licence renewals last month was devoted to how many regional English-language and French-language signals were currently carried by each of the DTH operators, and there’s no reason for the regulator not to heed the government’s direction on the matter.

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