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Broadcasters, producers have different interpretation of specialty TV decision

News | 01/30/2004 5:00 am EST

The head of an organization representing film and TV producers believes that the CRTC’s decision to expand expenditures for the most profitable specialty TV channels and to allow the expansion of some of them into the drama genre is a positive future sign of commission support for Canadian production. But some broadcasters say that the licence renewals of the 22 specialty channels, which were issued January 21 by the CRTC, must be taken in context and don’t necessarily represent a new direction for the regulator.

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