Today, Sun News was back in the CRTC chamber making the final case for putting Canadian TV First. You can watch our appearance by clicking here.
Sun News has been on the air for over two years, yet is still only available in 40% of all Canadian households. We truly believe that Sun News would thrive under a free market, but we don't have one in Canada. Our nation's cable and satellite companies are granted special status under Canadian law that protects them from international competition -- but the quid pro quo is that they must in turn put Canadian TV First. That is what we are asking for.
Without the same market access as channels like CTV News Channel and CBC News Network, Sun News would never be able to succeed and would be forced out of business. We can't let that happen.
We have seen broad and unprecedented support for our application with nearly 60,000 great Canadians having written in to the CRTC asking them to put Sun News on basic cable. In the coming weeks we'll be hearing back from the Commission and the future of Sun News is in their hands. Check back regularly for updates.
Thanks for all your support!
The Sun News team