Canadian regulators: Cablecos should pay for using broadcasters' signals

Canadian telcos and cable operators currently including broadcasters’ programming in their offerings could soon be paying for the signals after a government decision to back a “fee-for-carriage” system. The CRTC regulators are leaving it to the two industries to decide what the payment structure should look like, so a quick resolution is not expected. The fees have been a contentious point for years.

The decision was labeled a “massive tax grab,” by Rogers Communication’s Vice-Chairman Phil Lind. He said the cable company planned to fight the decision.

For more:
- see this Globe and Mail article

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