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Campaign to save curling centres from TV rate hikes

Rogers and Bell recently increased fees paid for cable packages that include TSN and Sportsnet by licensed establishments with capacity over 100 people. These fees will be passed on to Shaw and Telus customers who have cable packages that include TSN and Sportsnet too. Establishments licensed for seating for 100-200 people are facing an increase of approximately $300 per month to continue to show TSN and Sportsnet, in addition to their regular cable or satellite fees. This will ensure that an average location of this size would be facing an approximate $270 per month or $3,240 annual fee.

Curling Canada has launched a wide-ranging campaign to lobby Canadian media companies to re-think a new fee structure they are introducing. Click above for more information.