Canadian Cable Companies Slam Network Proposal

Canada’s major broadcasters are proposing they be allowed to charge cable and satellite companies for their signals. “Only specialty cable channels — those higher up on the dial such as Showcase, MuchMusic and HGTV — are allowed to charge carriers for their signals. That structure was designed to compensate those channels for the smaller audiences they have because they aren’t afforded prime placement on the dial, and not all are carried by every satellite or cable company in Canada.”