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Rights holders seek to double royalties for distant TV signals

Media | 11/24/2015 10:32 pm EST

OTTAWA — Rights holders of programming shown over distant TV signals are seeking to at least double the amount of money they receive from TV service providers, on a per subscriber basis, for providing that content to their customers. A hearing before the Copyright Board of Canada — scheduled to run two weeks with final arguments in January on top of that — got underway on Tuesday.  David Kent, a lawyer for the Canadian Broadcasters Rights Agency (CBRA), told the hearing that the various collectives with an interest in this case are looking for the royalties paid by...