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Letter: BDUs only want reduced regulation where it suits them best

News | 10/23/2007 6:31 pm EDT

With initial comments due last Friday for next February's BDU and specialty service regulatory framework review the CRTC and the industry at large now has more than three months to examine the thousands of pages of policy wish lists submitted. Certain to be one of the more polarizing issues will be whether to relax the rules regarding Canadian content and services – with BDUs arguing for lighter regulation and industry associations and independent broadcasters lobbying for continued protection. Kick-starting this debate is VisionTV president and CEO Bill Roberts who, in the following letter to Canadian Communications Reports, takes to task not only the BDUs for asking for more from the regulator when they've already benefited greatly from our current system, but the media for largely ignoring this fact:     

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