CTV Welcomes Rogers' Support of Fee-for-Carriage based on American Retransmission Consent Regime

    OTTAWA, April 20 /CNW/ - In response to testimony delivered to the House
of Commons Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage, CTVglobemedia welcomed
statements today from Rogers Communications executives on the acceptability of
a fee-for-carriage regime in Canada based on the American retransmission
consent model.

    "We were pleased to learn that Rogers accepts a fee-for-carriage regime.
This is a significant and positive step towards solving the crisis in
conventional television in Canada," confirmed Paul Sparkes, Executive Vice
President, Corporate Affairs, CTVglobemedia.

    "Fee-for-carriage is an industry-to-industry solution and we look forward
to working with Rogers on the development and implementation of an appropriate
retransmission consent regime that works for Canadians."

For further information:

For further information: Bonnie Brownlee, Senior Vice President,
Corporate Communications, (416) 384-7190 or bonnie.brownlee@ctv.ca

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