Thursday, April 24, 2008
Two Canadian networks want to charge cable and satellite providers for carrying their signals, and rather than waiting for the regulatory process to work, they've gone to the top--Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper--for a decision on the matter. Such fees might amount to nearly $300 million Canadian. The cable networks say this move is unwarranted, since they give CTV and Global, the two broadcasters requesting the fees additional means to increase ad revenue through access to millions of Canadian homes. Read more here in a Globe and Mail article.