Cable & Telecom

OUTtv frustrated by Rogers and Bell double-standards

GATINEAU – OUTtv, Canada’s only specialty service dedicated to LGBTQ2+ communities, submitted a letter to the CRTC this week, replying to interventions submitted on its licence renewal application and calling out Rogers and Bell for using double-standards. “Regrettably, while claiming to support OUTtv’s service, programming and mandate to serve and reflect LGBTQ2+ communities, both companies are opposed to OUTtv’s request to ensure that OUTtv is widely offered to Canadians and properly compensated by a fair and adequate wholesale fee,” the letter reads. OUTtv’s renewal application requests a distribution order that would require Broadcasting Distribution Undertakings (BDUs) to carry OUTtv both...