CBC/Radio-Canada is condemning the CRTC for its new framework for conventional television, saying the decision leaves Canada’s public broadcaster out to dry.
On Monday, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission announced that — pending Federal Court approval — it would allow private broadcasters to negotiate market value for their TV signals with cable and satellite providers. However, it exempted the CBC from the process.
"We are very, very disappointed. In our view, the CRTC has failed to fulfil its responsibilities under the Broadcasting Act," Steven Guiton, CBC/Radio-Canada’s vice-president and chief regulatory officer, told reporters Monday afternoon.