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U.S. channel carried in Canada against its will

Media | 05/13/2015 8:17 pm EDT

A U.S. affiliate of ABC has been denied by the CRTC its request to be removed from the list of non-Canadian television channels approved for distribution in Canada. The commission turned down an application from Hubbard Broadcasting Inc. to have KSTP-TV Minneapolis removed from the list on the grounds that it would deprive viewers of a valued service, adding that some of the issues brought up by the U.S. broadcaster concern Canadian copyright law and are not under the CRTC's jurisdiction. The CRTC said in its decision Wednesday that Hubbard had argued its signal is not available for...

ABC affiliate asks for removal from CRTC authorization list

Media | 09/16/2014 5:20 pm EDT

A Minneapolis-St. Paul ABC affiliate is asking the CRTC to remove it from its list of non-Canadian programming services authorized for distribution. An application from Hubbard Broadcasting Inc. (HBI), owner of the channel in question, KSTP-TV, appeared on the commission's website on Tuesday. A letter from Hubbard, dated Feb. 20, refers to being notified of its inclusion to the list after decision No. 98-17, which was issued by the CRTC in January 1998 and made KSTP and WFTC, also in Minneapolis, eligible for carriage on Canadian satellite services. "HBI does not nor has it ever...