From Greg O’Brien of Cartt.ca:
Link: How the CRTC failed Cancon with the Super Bowl simsub decision
The decision to set aside simultaneous substitution and, essentially, cause direct harm to Bell Media – the company which purchased the rights to the game in Canada – is a fundamental departure from what the Commission is supposed to do, which is promote, foster and enable the distribution of Canadian content and culture through the Canadian broadcasting system. It’s impossible to fathom how setting aside the simultaneous substitution rules for a single program – the most popular one of the year at that – meets those objectives. Continue reading.
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