Her’s something you don’t see every day in this space: Let’s hear it for the CRTC! Yes, today the regulator told Sun TV it would not accept its application for a Category 1 license – forcing the new channel to be carried on every cable package across the country, a de facto tax on consumers raking in millions for Sun TV for the pleasure of having neocon political philosophy rammed down our throats. Don’t mind if the neocons get their own channel, but the neocons should pay for it. The CRTC suggested Sun TV do what everyone else does: get a basic licence, then negotiate with carriers how to carry it. Could be as popular as the all fishing channel….
Report on Business, July 16 2010