Sun TV News wants exception from CRTC rules

Cable and satellite providers should be forced to carry the news channel for three years, says Quebecor

Quebecor is asking the CRTC to force cable and satellite providers to make Sun TV News available to subscribers for three years. In its license application to the broadcast regulator, Quebecor says the move would allow the company to “effectively expose and promote its programming to viewers across Canada.” It wouldn’t be mandatory for consumers to add the program to their TV package, says Sun TV News head Kory Teneycke, but everyone would be given the option to do so. Under the current rules, cable and satellite providers could choose to not carry the channel at all.

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