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Cogeco Cable Is Pleased That the Supreme Court Has Accepted to Hear its Appeal on the Compensation Regime for Private Television Stations

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Cogeco Cable Is Pleased That the Supreme Court Has Accepted to Hear its Appeal on the Compensation Regime for Private Television Stations17:45 EDT Thursday, September 29, 2011MONTRÉAL, QUÉBEC--(Marketwire - Sept. 29, 2011) - Cogeco Cable Inc. (TSX:CCA) expressed its satisfaction that the Supreme Court of Canada has accepted to hear its appeal concerning the jurisdiction of the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) to impose a compensation regime in favour of private television stations whose signals are available free over-the-air and redistributed via cable and satellite.The decision comes after Cogeco Cable filed an application on April 27, 2011 for leave to appeal a split decision by the Federal Court of Appeal rendered on February 28, 2011 ruling that the CRTC had jurisdiction to impose such a regime under the Broadcasting Act. It will be remembered that in March 2010, the CRTC issued Broadcasting Order CRTC 2010-168 in which the Commission itself requested that the Federal Court of Appeal rule that it had the necessary powers under the Broadcasting Act to implement a new compensation regime for private local conventional television signals.Cogeco Cable will formally file its notice of appeal with the Supreme Court of Canada shortly.ABOUT COGECO CABLECogeco Cable (www.cogeco.ca) is the second largest cable operator in Ontario, Québec and Portugal, in terms of the number of Basic Cable service customers served. Through its two-way broadband cable networks, Cogeco Cable provides its residential customers with Audio, Analogue and Digital Television, as well as HSI and Telephony services. Cogeco Cable also provides its business customers with data networking, e-business applications, video conferencing, web hosting, Ethernet, private line, VoIP, HSI, data storage and security, and co-location services and other advanced communication solutions. Cogeco Cable's subordinate voting shares are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX:CCA).FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT: Advisor, Corporate CommunicationsCatherine Pleau(514) 764-4762