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CRTC Hands Sun News A Victory

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 01.25.2014 | Canada Business

Canada’s telecom regulator handed Sun News Network a partial victory on Thursday, announcing new rules for cable and satellite providers that will r...

REJECTED

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 08.08.2013 | Canada Business

The future of Canada's most controversial news network was thrown into doubt Thursday when the CRTC rejected the network's application to be a mandato...

Moment Of Truth Approaches

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.07.2013 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - Sun News Network will find out Thursday whether it will get its coveted guaranteed spot on the television dial.The Quebecor-owned network is ...

Sun News Fears 'Death Sentence'

CP | Steve Rennie, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.02.2013 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - Sun News Network made its final pitch to the federal telecommunications regulator on Thursday, saying anything short of a guaranteed spot on ...

Sun News' 'Older Canadians' Are U.S. Actors: Report

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 04.24.2013 | Canada Business

Sun News has been working tirelessly to convince the CRTC it should be made a mandatory part of basic cable, and one of the channel’s principle argu...

CRTC To Sun News: Why Should We Help You?

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 04.24.2013 | Canada Business

The Sun News Network made its case in front of the CRTC Tuesday to be made a mandatory part of basic cable, but some of the questions levelled at the ...

Crunch Time For Sun News

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 04.23.2013 | Canada Business

As Canada’s telecom regulator begins hearings this week into Sun News’ application to be a mandatory part of Canadians’ basic cable and satellit...

Petition Urges Rejection Of Sun News From Basic Cable

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 03.04.2013 | Canada Business

More than 25,000 Canadians have urged the CRTC to reject Sun News’ application to be a mandatory part of basic cable, according to activist group Av...

Should Sun News Be Must-Carry? No, And Neither Should Anyone Else

Michael Geist | Posted 03.31.2013 | Canada Business
Michael Geist

Sun TV News, which previously disavowed mandatory distribution by likening it to a tax on all cable and satellite subscribers, now wants the CRTC to require those subscribers to pay it 18 cents per month until 2017. There are few, if any, broadcasters that can be considered so essential as to merit mandatory distribution.

Media Bites: Sun News Will Go Dark With Dignity

J.J. McCullough | Posted 03.26.2013 | Canada
J.J. McCullough

2012-04-27-mediabitesreal.jpg The folks at Sun News are begging to escape this ghetto of being broadcast on the high-800 channels by petitioning the CRTC. Winning this prize would not only ensure more Canadian eyeballs, but also give those eyeballs a cable bill hike of around $4. In a country as stiff and staid in its defence of conventional wisdom as ours, it's hard not to be impressed with the sheer vigor of Sun's contrarian spirit. Whether that's worth a $4 national tax is a tougher question.

Should Sun News Be Mandatory On Cable?

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 11.13.2012 | Canada Business

Canadians will have to pay for the Sun News Network whether they want to watch it or not, if the channel’s parent company gets its way. Quebecor,...