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Mandatory carriage for OMNI only option, Rogers tells CRTC panel

Media | 11/28/2016 10:54 pm EST

GATINEAU, Que. — Rogers Communications Inc. said it understands the irony of asking for mandatory carriage for its proposed new regional OMNI service, but that it’s the only way forward. The company started off the CRTC’s four-day public hearing on TV licence renewals for English-language groups Monday in front of a five-person panel of commissioners, who questioned the company on its proposal for a new national ethnic programming service. The proposal has faced criticism from other ethnic broadcasters as well as...