I just heard on radio that the cabinet is going to ask CRTC to rescind their decision that approved satellite radio. Like wtf? .The radio station CKNW in Vancouver does not have a link up yet and I can't find a link anywhere yet. Anyone else hear this? Just announced 2 minutes ago. I am listening to see if I hear more. I sure in hell hope they dont ask them to rescind it.
WINNIPEG — The federal government is ready to ask the CRTC to rescind its decision to licence satellite radio, sourcers have told The Canadian Press.
On June 16, the broadcast regulator granted the first satellite radio licences to Sirius - a consortium of Radio-Canada and Standard Radio - and a company called Canadian Satellite Radio.
The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission also allowed CHUM and Astral to offer digital services that will migrate to satellite after 2010.
The decisions upset the Quebec artistic community, which complained that only 10 per cent of the future 200-channel satellite service will be Canadian, and just 2.5 per cent will be francophone.
The government has until Sept. 14 to announce its decision whether it will ask that the licences be revoked.