Articles Tagged ‘CRTC’

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Judith LaRocque named interim CRTC chair

LaRocque will head up the commission as its looks for a permanent successor for former chair Jean-Pierre Blais.

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CRTC grants five new licenses for Indigenous communities

Following the launch of the new stations, the CRTC will initiate a review of its current Indigenous radio policy.

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Upfronts 2017: Bell adds more NFL, Lennox remains optimistic on Super Bowl overturn

CTV Two will begin airing Thursday night football games this fall.

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ACA and ACTRA granted intervenor status on simsub

The Association of Canadian Advertisers, which worries that the simsub ban will hurt advertisers and broadcasters alike, can now make their case to the Federal Court of Appeal.

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Five more years for English-language broadcasters: CRTC

A new policy for local TV and the introduction of a public consultation process before closing stations are among new rules as part of the licence renewals.

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CRTC to review CBC, digital media

As part of its three-year plan, the commission will look to renew and monitor the pubcaster’s licence, as well as research the financial state of digital media.

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Rogers Media suspends production at Toronto station

Ten people have been laid off at the media company’s York Mills Road station.

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Super Bowl ad recall up, but U.S. feed fared better: report

Budweiser was the brand with the highest recall, according to numbers from Toronto-based Solutions Research Group.

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Super Bowl ratings down 39% for Bell Media

The media co attributed the decline to the CRTC’s previous simsub ruling, and vows to continue to fight the decision.

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Which brands are investing on Canadian side of simsub divide?

From beer to banks to video games, here are the advertisers that will have a presence during the big game.

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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.