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CAB gives “qualified support” to cablecos’ request on local avails

News | 01/12/2006 5:00 am EST

The Canadian Association of Broadcasters (CAB) is giving "qualified support" to Rogers Cable Communications Inc.’s and Shaw Communications Inc.’s requests to use the 25% portion of local avails – currently used to promote discretionary programming services and packages, customer service information, channel realignments, cable FM service and additional cable outlet – to promote non-programming services. Below is an excerpt from the CAB’s submission to the CRTC.

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