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CTVglobemedia president insists carriage fees would support local programming

News | 04/28/2009 2:11 pm EDT

The next few weeks could represent the broadcast industry’s best chance yet for convincing regulators and legislators that fee-for-carriage is the only salvation for Canada’s ailing broadcast industry. The president and CEO of CTVglobemedia, Ivan Fecan, even went so far yesterday as to assure CRTC commissioners that the tens of millions of dollars it would generate from carriage fees would go to local programming – despite concerns to the contrary.

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