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CTV plan would force BDUs to drop popular US programs if negotiations with TV stations fail

News | 11/16/2009 7:40 pm EST

Nearly 20 years after the United States began allowing fee for carriage of local television signals, CTVglobemedia Inc. told regulators today that it’s finally time for the CRTC to follow suit with a made-in-Canada retransmission consent regime that would force broadcast distribution undertakings (BDUs) to drop popular U.S. programs that are simulcast on Canadian channels they reach a deal to compensate local stations for their signals.

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