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MTS asking to exempt ‘graphic’ channel from TV packaging rules

Media | 10/27/2016 8:20 pm EDT

Manitoba Telecom Services Inc. is asking the CRTC to exempt a television service from being offered in a package to meet the commission’s basic TV mandate later this year. The telecom provider, which is in the midst of being purchased by BCE Inc., filed an application dated Oct. 21 to the CRTC asking for The Cult Movie Channel Inc. to be exempt because of the nature of its programming—"often portraying violence in a highly graphic manner,"...