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CRTC vertical integration rules encourage OTTs to buy sports rights: Gourd

News | 11/04/2011 8:30 pm EDT

OTTAWA—The CRTC's new vertical integration framework will require major Canadian broadcasters to sell their valuable sports programming rights to Canadian and foreign over-the-top online competitors, Alain Gourd, chair of an industry-led working group on over-the-top services, said at a telecom conference in Ottawa Thursday. 

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