The CBC, Rogers, and Shaw are showcasing various versions of Canada’s future broadcast landscape at the CRTC hearings on the future of broadcast distribution.
According to Media in Canada:
Rogers Communications execs presented a three-step proposal for new TV regulation that would “emulate many of the benefits of the Internet”
Shaw Communications argued that allowing such channels as HBO and ESPN into Canada would help prevent consumers from turning to the black market or new technologies.
For its part, the CBC pushed for cable companies to pay it $1.50 per subscriber per month for its over-the-air signals, higher than the rate of 50-70 cents supported by Canwest and CTVglobemedia