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Cogeco, CCTA, CCSA file for leave to appeal CRTC decision granting change of carriage

News | 10/22/2004 4:00 am EDT

Canada’s cable industry hopes to challenge a CRTC decision that changed the carriage status of three specialty channels on the grounds that the regulator overstepped its jurisdiction and didn’t follow proper procedure. On August 25, Cogeco Cable Inc. and the Canadian Cable Telecommunications Association (CCTA) sought leave from the Federal Court of Appeal to appeal a CRTC decision that altered the carriage status of The Sports Network Inc. (TSN), Le Réseau des sports (RDS) and Country Music Television Ltd. (CMT) to "modified dual status" from "dual status" (CCR Update, Aug. 5/04). The Canadian Cable Systems Alliance (CCSA) is also appealing the decision.

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