Canadian TV viewers to get more choice in what channels they get

Thu Mar 19, 2015 4:19pm EDT
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GATINEAU, Quebec, March 19 (Reuters) - Canadian television viewers will no longer be forced to pay for vast numbers of channels they do not watch, the country's broadcast regulator said on Thursday.

The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission said in a ruling that cable and satellite providers had to offer viewers an affordable basic package and then allow them to choose additional channels. (Reporting by Leah Schnurr, writing by David Ljunggren; Editing by Diane Craft)