The Canadian Association of Broadcasters, a lobby group for television and radio stations, is shutting down this June, the victim of the ongoing war between cable broadcasters and over-the-air broadcasters. Both are fighting before the CRTC, and cluttering up the airwaves, over whether cable companies should charge us, the consumer, with fees to carry the over-the-air companies (CTV, Global, CBC). It’s a bit rich that the CBC would get a cent, given that we’re already paying close to a billion annually for it. Anyway, CAB is gone, and likely not to be missed by many.
Globe and Mail, February 25 2010