Earlier today, the CRTC ruled on the licence application by Sun News Network.
The CRTC clearly heard the call of more than 50,000 great Canadians like yourself who spoke up in support of Canadian TV. In their ruling, the CRTC accepted the main arguments put forward by Sun News and has launched a swift process to address them.
Starting next month, the CRTC will be conducting a major review of how news services -- including Sun News -- are treated by Canada's cable and satellite providers. Stay tuned for important updates on how you can be involved in this process.
Statement by Kory Teneycke, VP of Sun News:
"We are disappointed that the CRTC did not rule in favour of our application for a mandatory distribution order. However, we are encouraged they have found merit in the main arguments laid out by Sun News on price, channel placement and distribution, and have provided a mechanism to address these issues.
The CRTC has made it clear that it is no longer acceptable for distributors to pay twice as much to foreign news channels as they do to Canadian news channels.
Closing that gap will benefit all Canadian news channels.
Our campaign was to put 'Canadian TV First', not put 'Sun News First'. We are glad that our application has acted as a catalyst for this broader review of the framework for national news services announced today. We intend to participate fully in those proceedings, and will continue to operate pending an outcome."