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Fight Among TV Broadcasters & Local Stations Leads to CAB Closing its Doors - 20-February-2010, 08:10

Fight Among TV Broadcasters & Local Stations Leads to CAB Closing its Doors

Christine Persaud

The Canadian Association of Broadcasters (CAB) has had enough. After dealing with plenty of back and forth between TV broadcasters and local TV station operators about taxes for carrying over-the-air signals, the Association has decided to close its doors. Come June 1, CAB will simply mean that clearly-marked vehicle you grab for a quick lift from one place to the next.

It might be argued that other factors led to the closure as well, but a statement from Chairman Elmer Hildebrand, cited by The Canadian Press, really sheds some light on the issue. He says he hopes that in future, a new organization can be formed to "solely represent radio broadcasters." Yikes.

Local TV operators like CTV and CanWest, have been lobbying for a "fee-for-carriage" model whereby broadcasters would pay for carrying their local content. Both the cable operators and local TV stations have taken to the very TV stations they operate to plead each conflicting case to consumers. Rival ad campaigns ran late last year: one asked consumers to "save local TV", portraying cable and satellite guys as greedy (the cable companies subsequently filed a complaint about the campaigns); while the other pointed the finger at local stations, implying that, because of them, consumers would soon have to pay more for their TV services.

In July, the Local Programming Improvement Fund (LPIF) was introduced by the CRTC, placing a 1.5% bump on cable and satellite TV providers to help support local programming. This cost was, in turn, passed on to consumers who now pay an extra buck-or-so per month for service.

CAB has been in business for more than 80 years. The Website names the Association as the "national voice of Canada's private broadcasters, representing the vast majority of Canadian programming services, including private radio and television stations, networks, specialty, pay and pay-per-view services.
   
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