Cable & Telecom

Videotron wants Commission to stop Star Choice two-for-ones; CAB weighs in, too

OTTAWA – Quebec cable company Videotron is claiming Star Choice is selling some systems on a two-for-one basis and that such practices run contra to the Broadcast Distribution Regulations. In a complaint to the CRTC filed December 2nd, Videotron asked the CRTC to step in and put a stop to the practice, saying the Shaw Communications-owned DTH satellite company was giving itself an undue preference by allowing people to pay one subscription fee on more than one system, which contravenes section 9 of the regs. Star Choice and Bell ExpressVu have allowed customers to purchase more than one system, ostensibly...