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Specialty TV bringing French-language choices to Quebec viewers: Astral’s Roy

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

Pierre Roy, president of Les Chaînes Télé Astral, praises the success that specialty channels (he didn’t address the failure of any Category 1 licensed French-language digital services launching) have had in delivering French-language programming to Quebecers. But speaking November 6 to the Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal, he also criticized the fact that most government funding goes to the public broadcaster. Below is an excerpt of his address.

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