Satellite radio rules offend both sides

There will be at least one appeal against the national broadcast regulator’s decision on subscription radio — which also left the winners with doubts about their future.
Friends of Canadian Broadcasting, a non-profit media watchdog group, said a half-dozen arts organizations agreed in a conference call yesterday to appeal the decision to the federal cabinet or the courts, fearing Canadian-content restrictions placed on approved applicants are too lax.
“It’s clear from the call that there will be maybe more than one appeal,” said the group’s Ian Morrison.
In its landmark decision Thursday, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission accepted all three applications to bring new digital pay-radio services to Canada.
London Free Press: Business Section – Satellite radio rules offend both sides

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