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BDUs defend skinny basic implementation in CRTC hearing

Videotron, Rogers, Shaw and BCE’s introduction of basic channel packages and flexible pricing options went under the microscope in Gatineau, QC.

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Bell, NFL back to square one with simsub appeal

The Federal Court of Appeal has dismissed the companies’ formal appeal to reinstate simultaneous substitution for the Super Bowl.

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CRTC shuts down ads on Radio 2 and ICI Musique

In its ruling, the regulator said the CBC hasn’t proven it used national advertising funds to maintain radio investments.

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CRTC orders removal of simsub for Super Bowl

The order was made despite a pending federal appeal from BCE and the NFL, which is expected to conclude this fall.

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Stornoway shutters iChannel

The CRTC has revoked the broadcast licence for iChannel, the most recent of Stornoway’s channels to cease operations.

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BDU subscriptions sliding, revenues steady: CRTC

The regulator’s report for the year ending Aug. 31, 2015 indicated that the combined revenue for Canadian cable, IPTV and satellite companies was $8.9 billion.

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ICYMI: Molson Coors goes country, Jones Media adds a site

In case you missed it: Molson Coors has signed on with CMT Music Fest, Jones Media is representing Tastemade and six companies have been charged for non-compliant telemarketing calls.

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CRTC’s Raj Shoan dismissed from office

Updated: Raj Shoan has released a statement indicating he will appeal the government’s decision.

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Specialty check-in: ads down, subscribers up

How the top channels and industry overall fared in 2015, according to the CRTC’s report.

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CRTC sets-up local news fund

Vertically integrated companies must keep all stations open in order to use the money.

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OMNI aims to bring back regional news with new channel

Rogers Media has applied for a new channel that would restore local, ethnic news programming it cut last year.

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The power of the skinny

Over 13% of respondents for J.D. Power’s study said they subscribe to the $25 package and are satisfied.

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CRTC calls skinny basic hearing

The regulator is calling TV providers to a hearing to discuss how basic TV packages have been implemented across the country.

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ICYMI: CBC wants to keep radio ads, Cordery returns to U.K.

In case you missed it: The CBC has applied to extend radio ads on Radio 2 and ICI Musique, Loraine Cordery lands at Havas Media, and City’s Between gets a second season.

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Discoverability Summit: More Qs than As on day one

From academics to industry executives, the CRTC opened its exploration into Canadian content with a top-level discussion of modern issues.