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4 thoughts on “Media News Digest: Anger at CRTC, new series at CBC, Heather B joins The Beat

  1. kv

    “The commission has posted the applications from television service providers for licence renewals.”

    i wonder if the issue of certain tv stations being carried as part of the skinny basic package will be or has been addressed. you know, stations like “rt” which seem to be on a permanent or very extended never ending free preview. the bottom line is they have become a part of skinny basic circumventing the rules as to what stations are allowed to be in a starter or skinny basic package. at least that’s what it seems like to me. i didn’t think extended free previews were meant as a way around not being permitted in a certain channel package. it’s odd too that with skinny basic cable, the only news network you can watch comes from a foreign country. my opinion.

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    1. Fagstein Post author

      i wonder if the issue of certain tv stations being carried as part of the skinny basic package will be or has been addressed. you know, stations like “rt” which seem to be on a permanent or very extended never ending free preview. the bottom line is they have become a part of skinny basic circumventing the rules as to what stations are allowed to be in a starter or skinny basic package. at least that’s what it seems like to me.

      The situation with RT is almost certainly because RT does not charge a wholesale subscriber fee. Game TV is another situation like that. Since the TV provider gets the channel for free, it provides it to its subscribers for free.

      Why would people be opposed to this?

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      1. kv

        i don’t expect most viewers to be opposed to this. as for crtc regulations i DO expect THEM to be opposed to cable companies providing channels that are “not permitted” to be part of the skinny basic ( starter ) package according to THEIR ( crtc ) rules. perhaps they’re “looking the other way”?

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