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CRTC considers fees for conventional TV

by marksfk / November 5, 2007 1:20 PM PST

Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) requested by the major Canadian Broadcasters to consider a subscriber fee from cable and other broadcast distributors to carry their program signals.

Source: http://www.cbc.ca/money/story/2007/11/05/crtc-fees.html

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Not in canada
by mementh / November 5, 2007 1:37 PM PST

BUT THIS WOULD BE WRONG!!!!!
Why should cable customer have to pay for broadcast tv's stuff?
Now if that broadcast TV is carried over cable then i can see the charge but if its not.. NO WAY

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Poorly researched post
by bol_reality_check / November 7, 2007 2:41 AM PST
In reply to: Not in canada

It happens in the U.S. Cable and satellite companies have to pay local stations to carry the signal unless the stations requests must-carry status.

Please research your facts before spouting off ignorant opinions.

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Your right + explination/extra
by mementh / November 8, 2007 9:45 PM PST
In reply to: Poorly researched post

your right.. they have arrangements.. but i feel that i must explain... I feel that a SECOND tax like in the UK is wrong.. if you have a TV then advertising pays for the service... if you choose to get a service thats more the broadcast then you pay the extra

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A modest proposal for the CRTC
by punterjoe / November 7, 2007 9:12 PM PST

Is Canada going to force a switch to digital like it's southern neighbor? If so, maybe CRTC could just put coin meters/card swipe readers on all new digital sets. Pay as you go TV? Done. Maybe municipal parking meter folks could be in charge of going door-to-door to empty the coinboxes. Wink

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