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Re: Fee for carriage is dead
said by elwoodblues:Wasn't that idea created by Bell media? And that local TV drama.
Looks like another brilliant idea from Conrad von Mumblehurtz has bitten the dust.
Think about how perverse this is, the BDU's own the broadcasters , who in turn want their owners to pay them for carriage , which of course the BDU's would pass on to us. They shift money from the left pocket, put in the right pocket, then pickpocket it again from us.
Fort Erie, ON
said by loosedobbs:Yes, who themselves are a BDU. Yet the other BDUs that have significant television assets - namely Rogers and Shaw - were vehemently opposed.
Wasn't that idea created by Bell media? And that local TV drama.
Bell is now crying that they're going to shut down local stations, and I heard CFPL and CKVR specifically. This is a typical Bell response - we didn't get what we want, so we're going to now start lobbing threats. I am of the opinion that the CRTC should just say screw it, force CTV and CTV2 back into licensed network status and force Bell to sell the stations it says they can't economically run while being forced to maintain those stations as affiliates on their network. If you want to see George Cope's head go splat, that would be a way to do it.
Either way, this is yet another strike against Bell. When their modified application to buy Astral is denied for a second time (and it will be, you watch, and Cogeco will go grabbing for it instead) you may as well tell them to take their bat and go home because they'll be done done done.