|By Marketwired .||
|August 8, 2013 01:34 PM EDT||
OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 08/08/13 -- Today Sun News released the following statement in response to the CRTC ruling on its application for mandatory distribution:
"We are disappointed that the CRTC did not rule in favour of our application for a mandatory distribution order. However, we are encouraged they have found merit in the main arguments laid out by Sun News on price, channel placement and distribution, and have provided a mechanism to address these issues.
The CRTC has made it clear that it is no longer acceptable for distributors to pay twice as much to foreign news channels as they do to Canadian news channels. Closing that gap will benefit all Canadian news channels.
Our campaign was to put 'Canadian TV First', not put 'Sun News First'. We are glad that our application has acted as a catalyst for this broader review of the framework for national news services announced today. We intend to participate fully in those proceedings, and will continue to operate pending an outcome."