Jean-Pierre Blais at Local TV hearing
Jan 26, 2016
CRTC Chairman Jean-Pierre Blais comments on FRIENDS' suggestion that an additional 1% BDU contribution may be needed to keep independent local stations in small communities on the air and his concern that the CRTC might be blamed for increasing the cost of television services.
Jan 26, 2016 — Policy Brief — FRIENDS presentation to the CRTC on Local Television (BN CRTC 2015-421)
FRIENDS tells Canada's broadcast regulator that without prompt action from the CRTC, many local TV stations, particularly in small and medium markets, will likely fail.