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CRTC Hands Sun News A Victory

Canada’s telecom regulator handed Sun News Network a partial victory on Thursday, announcing new rules for cable and satellite providers that will require them to offer the struggling news network to...
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Media Bites: How Sun News Could Change Cable as We Know it

There "is merit to the arguments raised by Sun News," the CRTC conceded, namely the network's idea that Canadians need their news "to come from a variety of independent sources." As a result, the CRTC now plans to spend the fall debating a couple reforms that would fundamentally rejigger the rules governing how Canadian cable companies are permitted to sell and broadcast news channels in general. For a network that never stops bragging about wanting to "change Canadian television as we know it," that's not a bad legacy to leave -- even if it wasn't intentional.
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Moment Of Truth Approaches

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 seeking what is known as mandatory carriage from t...
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Sun News Asking for a Government Handout Is Ironic, Dontcha Think?

Today, the Sun News Network (SNN) made its final pitch to the federal telecommunications regulator. There is something quite ironic about a network that regularly manipulates information to deliver an agenda that is anti-big government, anti-handouts, anti-regulation, anti-bailout, anti-immigrant, vulture-capitalist -- now begging for a socialist solution to their shortfall.
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Crunch Time For Sun News

As Canada’s telecom regulator begins hearings this week into Sun News’ application to be a mandatory part of Canadians’ basic cable and satellite TV services, the broadcaster’s losses are growing deep...
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CRTC To Sun News: Why Should We Help You?

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 right-leaning current affairs channel suggested sk...
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The Latest Sun News Endorsement Is Out of Line

The National Citizens Coalition shouldn't be in favour of "mandatory" anything. And certainly the group should oppose, on principle, the idea of forcing Canadians to pay for the Sun News Network whether they like it or not. The NCC chose instead to mimic the Sun News Network's arguments and in doing so it has undermined its credibility.