NFL lobbies PMO in attempt to overturn CRTC decision.

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NFL lobbies PMO in attempt to overturn CRTC decision.

Postby kal » Wed Jan 04, 2017 1:50 pm

The NFL is turning up the heat on the government in an attempt to reverse a CRTC decision to have the Super Bowl run complete with American ads on Canadian television screens.

The CRTC action is being appealed through a court challenge by Bell Media, the rights-holder for Super Bowl coverage in Canada.

Note that the original decision by the CRTC was made while the Harper regime was still in office.

The current PMO has supposedly replied to the NFL by saying that the CRTC is independent of government.


More: http://business.financialpost.com/fp-tech-desk/nfl-lobbied-prime-ministers-office-mps-to-overturn-crtc-super-bowl-ad-decision?__lsa=3402-dd48
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Re: NFL lobbies PMO in attempt to overturn CRTC decision.

Postby kal » Sun Jan 15, 2017 8:39 am

Seems there is little interest in this story.

Just to be sure, the CRTC decision refers to the narrow action by cable providers, known as sim-sub. The simultaneous substitution of Canadian commercials for any American commercials on those American channels carrying a program for which rights have been paid for in Canada.

Bell Canada will be free to carry its own commercials during the Super Bowl. Those with access to American channels will, of course, be free to switch channels for the American experience. One narrow group that will miss out is those who have subscribed to Telus basic TV; these customers have no American channels in their package.

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Re: NFL lobbies PMO in attempt to overturn CRTC decision.

Postby drmusic » Sun Jan 15, 2017 4:12 pm

The Washington Post looks at the story

EDIT: Sorry, that was an old AP story. Here's the Post:
https://www.google.ca/amp/s/www.washing ... -is-livid/
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