This is what happens with government over-regulation.
Bell Canada provides cable/satellite channels to its subscribers. It does so with a license from the Government agency, CRTC.
Bell Canada also owns and operates CTV – a news network. It does this also with a license from the CRTC.
Rather than making it available by choice, however, the CRTC has decreed that every cable/satelite provider MUST carry the CTV news channel. and must make it available to its subscribers as part of the ‘basic’ package (the channels are bundled – a Canadian is not permitted to simply pay for the channels she wants, we can only buy a couple of ‘bundles’ of channels). In other words, if a Canadian wishes to get cable/satellite TV, she MUST purchase Bell’s news channel. CTV – along with the government’s own channel, the CBC.
A new news channel started up: Sun TV. They are licensed by the same CRTC to operate in Canada and must adhere to its standards.