OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Dec. 19, 2013) - Sun News Network welcomed today's decision to implement a new policy framework for the distribution of Canadian Category C national news specialty services.
"This was never just about Sun News, it was always about putting Canadian TV First," said Kory Teneycke, Vice President of Sun News. "It is no longer okay to treat foreign news channels better than Canadian ones."
In this decision the CRTC again confirmed the important contribution Canadian news channels make to our democracy, and the obligation under the Broadcasting Act to distribute Canadian news 'on fair and commercially reasonable terms'.
Sun News will move forward in 2014 by negotiating new cable and satellite agreements that are in alignment with the new policy framework to ensure that Sun News is treated in a substantially similar fashion to other all news channels.
More details and to read Sun News' licence applications, visit www.sunnewsnetwork.ca.