Foreign specialty TV channels make ‘no tangible contribution’ to Canadian system
News | 04/08/2004 4:00 am EDT
Speaking before the Broadcast Executives Society on March 25, Canadian Association of Broadcasters (CAB) president and CEO Glenn O’Farrell noted that foreign specialty channels distributed in Canada made absolutely no tangible contribution to the homegrown broadcasting system. The speech provoked the Canadian Cable Television Association (CCTA) to respond that the foreign services do contribute because 5% of the subscriber fees received from those channels go to the Canadian Television Fund and that packaging popular U.S. services, such as A&E and CNN, with Canadian specialty channels have helped the domestic services (CCR Update, April 1/04).
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