This story is complex and subtle, especially if you do not live in Canada.
Here in the true north strong and… OK we are neither strong or free, but here’s hoping, we have an agency called the CRTC which grants licences on Frequencies, itself a preposterous notion as there is no limit to available Hz. Now with this power, and the fact that the CRTC mandates what all Canadians HAVE to get with a cable package, that the CBC, a fairly biased left wing opinion manufacturing machine to the tune of 1.1 BILLION dollars a year, (yes a Carl Sagan Billion with a capitol B) of government money and various other networks all of whom are dependant in one way or another on their relationship with government, either through direct funding like the aforementioned CBC, or through regulations which guarantee market share like the CTV.
The new non-leftist and conservative friendly SUN Media TV network has now been dropped by Bell, one of Canada’s largest cable suppliers and that is because they are refusing to pay SUN for the signal. Meanwhile, other networks have to be provided through Bell by law.
Here is Ezra Levant on this matter.