Court sides with CRTC, broadcasters on TV fees

CBC News


The Federal Court of Appeal has cleared the way for broadcasters to charge cable and satellite providers for carrying their programs.

A Federal Court of Appeals ruling clears the way for private broadcasters to begin negotiations<br />
with cable and satellite companies to determine rates for carrying their stations.’ src=’’ /></span></p>
<p>The CRTC had asked the court to rule on whether it had the right to establish a regime whereby broadcasters could attach a value to their signals. In a 2-1 ruling released Monday, the court said yes.</p>
<p>Currently, cable and satellite companies carry network television programming without paying for it.</p>
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