Articles Tagged ‘CRTC’

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Industry orgs call for game time simsub reversal

With less than a month until the Super Bowl, the industry organizations seek a reversal or delay from the CRTC on decision.

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Bell, NFL step up simsub appeal as time runs out

With the Super Bowl just a month away, the media co and U.S. football league urged the Federal Court of Appeal to overturn the CRTC’s simsub ban.

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U.S. politicians weigh in on sim sub

Senators Marco Rubio and Ron Johnson have spoken out against the CRTC’s ruling, but will their input prompt any action?

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How skinny basic fared through 2016: report

Eight in 10 Canadians made no significant changes to their cable packages, but half of subscribers are considered “at risk” of cutting the cord.

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Telus takes on VIs for ‘bonus’ advertising: CRTC hearings

The telco accused vertically integrated services, specifically Bell, of freezing out Telus when it comes to soft news.

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Bell Media on turning the legacy ship and shuttering OTA transmitters: CRTC hearings

The media co’s representatives pushed for across-the-board parity in regulations on day two of the CRTC’s English hearing.

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Rogers Media makes its case for OMNI Regional: CRTC hearings

The media co also defended the shomi closure and discussed its approach to content ownership.

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Corus ask for flexibility to compete against SVODs: CRTC hearings

Execs from the entertainment company cited increased competition from SVODs – for programming, not just viewers – as one of the industry’s biggest challenges.

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CRTC licence renewal hearings: day one

Greater Cancon spending flexibility was a key theme from Quebecor Media, Groupe V and Bell Media at yesterday’s hearing.

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Court rules in favour of Bell Media in VMedia dispute

In its decision, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice left the door open for the matter to be revisited in front of the CRTC.

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CRTC establishes pick-and-pay best practices

Licences will be renewed for one-year terms, as opposed to seven years, as TV service providers roll out new packages.

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Blais tells media cos to look ahead, not back

In a speech delivered Wednesday, the chair of the CRTC challenged critics and the industry to embrace the disruptive nature of digital.

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Bell given the go-ahead to appeal simsub ruling

The Federal Court of Appeal has granted Bell the right to challenge the CRTC’s ruling, but with a significant caveat.

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CRTC to allow ads on pay TV channels

The regulator has made the ruling to level the playing field in light of the removal of genre protection.

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Internet access revenue surpassed broadcasting in 2015: CRTC

Last year marked the first time more Canadians spent their communications dollars going online.