08/08/2013 11:18 EDT | Updated 10/08/2013 05:12 EDT

CRTC denies Sun News bid for mandatory spot on cable

Sun News Network has been denied a guaranteed spot on basic TV packages in a CRTC ruling released today.

The Quebecor-owned network did not successfully demonstrate to the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission that it met the criteria for a mandatory distribution order, the CRTC said.

The CRTC also denied the application of 11 other networks but approved mandatory carriage for three new television services.

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