The final decision is still up to the Federal Court, but the CRTC has ruled in favour of Canadian TV. Here’s an excerpt from The Toronto Star article:
The [CRTC] released an important decision Monday supporting the principle of private broadcasters being able to obtain compensation for their on-air signals, which cable and satellite providers are currently able to get for free.
I do admit, this is good news for Canadian broadcasters, but I also think we’re kidding ourselves if we think cable companies won’t ever pass the cost on to consumers and that there will never be any blackouts. But I already wrote about the blackouts, back in November, so I’ll keep this posting short.