Radio & Television

“Consumers are the losers” as Videotron has to keep CTS on basic

OTTAWA-GATINEAU – Broadcaster Crossroads Television (CITS) will stay on basic cable on Videotron’s Quebec-Ontario border systems, the CRTC told the company today. Videotron wanted to distribute the Christian broadcast channel as a digital basic service to its Gatineau, Buckingham, Thurso and Montebello, Quebec - and Rockland, Ontario, systems. CTS said it would submit to digital basic distribution, so long as Videotron wanted to do it province-wide. The Quebecor Media-owned cable company, however, added that moving it to digital would free up network space to other specialties and new services. “Videotron noted that CITS-TV-1, an English-language television programming undertaking devoted to...