Why Are Canadian Regulators Telling Music TV Channels How Many Videos They Can Play?
from the going-overboard dept
Pickle Monger points us to a bit of regulatory micromanaging up in Canada, where the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) has been carefully regulating exactly how many music videos various music channels can play. This results in silly situations, such as the case where it denies a request by one channel who wants to play fewer music videos... and then three months later, it denies a request from a different channel who wants to play more music videos.
Three months after the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission told MuchMusic it can't air fewer music videos than it already does, the same federal agency has denied a request to play more of them on a cable music channel that's become a launching pad for dozens of independent Canadian artists.