The broadcasting industry and its regulator meet tomorrow to determine everything from whether Cana­dians can get HBO or ESPN, or pay more to watch television.
The broad scope of the public hearings has caused many to fret that the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission has put so much on the line that it could undo a broadcasting system they say has nurtured a creative domestic industry while delivering an abundance of TV shows.
With so much at stake, key players have commissioned public polls, filed pages of arguments, and waged a war of words in advance of the three-week CRTC hearings.