Articles Tagged ‘CRTC’

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CRTC denies Bell Media’s request to suspend simsub ban

Despite the apparent overturn of the CRTC’s simsub ban in the trilateral USMCA pact, the commission declined to consider the matter while it is still before the Supreme Court.

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ICYMI: Amazon’s ad business grows

Plus, First Peoples Radio launches a new station and Stingray closes its deal with Newfoundland Capital Corporation.

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ICYMI: The Star paywall goes back up

Plus, CBC says goodbye to ‘fake news’ with the cancellation of This is That.

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ICYMI: Newstalk strikes Waze partnership

Plus, Notable has made another acquisition, and APTN was renewed for a five-year term by the CRTC this week.

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How CRTC’s GLR decisions will affect broadcasters

Programs of national interest (PNI) expenditure for English-language broadcast groups will now be based on historical spend, up from 5% of revenues.

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CRTC renews nine broadcast licences

Channels including CHCH and Super Channel owner Allarco, have had their terms extended, some for as long as eight years.

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CRTC renews broadcast licences for eight Blue Ant channels

Channels including Love Nature, Cottage Life and Makeful were renewed until August 2023.

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Broadcaster data sharing gets a deadline

BDUs must be ready to lift the lid on their set-top boxes by September 2019.

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CRTC issues $250,000 fines to Sunlight Media, Datablocks

The companies were fined for allegedly aiding the installation of malware through online ads.

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Falling ad dollars lead to third straight decline for BDUs: CRTC

Overall BDU revenues fell to $8.54 billion in 2017, marking the third consecutive year of losses, according to the report.

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CRTC recommends an overhaul of funding system

In its report on future distribution models, the commission suggested restructuring the content funding system and replacing prescriptive licensing.

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Supreme Court to hear Bell Media’s simsub appeal

Canada’s top court said the appeal gives it an opportunity to consider judicial review of actions taken by administrative bodies like the CRTC.

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CRTC and global partners go spam hunting

While details remain thin, industry groups praise progress in the search for bad actors.

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CRTC seeks input from digital giants

The commission told Netflix, CBC, Google and others that it wants their subscriber and Cancon investment info, but promised not to share it.

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Bell Media’s Super Bowl audience still smaller, but stable

Overnights show only a slight AMA drop across CTV, CTV2 and TSN2 from last year, but audiences are still far lower than the simsub heyday.