I guess we shouldn't be surprised that an organization known for taking things to extremes would put a gun to its own head, hoping to get its way.
The network, owned by media giant Quebecor, had its final appearance Thursday before the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) on its application for mandatory carriage.
Sun News is one of almost two dozen new and existing applicants that want the CRTC to require cable and satellite providers to put them in the basic tier of channels, which helps guarantee a larger revenue stream regardless of audience size.
But its bid by far has garnered the most attention because of the right-leaning network's resolutely free-enterprise point of view. The irony that it's now asking the broadcast regulator to compel viewers to pay for theRead More »from Sun News Network to CRTC: Give us revenue-producing mandatory carriage or we’ll close up shop