Articles Tagged ‘CRTC’

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Just how bad did the pandemic hit broadcasters?

The CRTC’s latest broadcast statistics show advancing declines across the board, though some areas fared worse than others.

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How Canadians feel about commercial radio stations

Research from Ipsos and the CRTC shows they still prefer it over other audio platforms, but there are big areas for improvement.

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Ad revenue ‘two to three’ years from recovery, CBC tells CRTC

As a result, the public broadcaster is making a push behind Gem across its own platforms and digital advertising.

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CBC outlines ‘balancing act’ of linear and digital to CRTC

The public broadcaster is requesting its license be renewed for five years with less regulatory scrutiny of its digital content.

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Heritage minister proposes bill to regulate OTTs

If passed, the proposed amendments to the Broadcasting Act will see vast amounts of new money flowing through the funding system.

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Up to 50 radio stations could close this year: CAB

The association has applied to the CRTC for regulatory relief, but that is still under review.

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CRTC postpones CBC hearing

All timelines on CRTC files are being reviewed, according to a CRTC spokesperson.

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CRTC begins interventions for Bell Media/V deal

Quebecor is holding firm in its stance against the acquisition.

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Supreme Court overturns CRTC’s Super Bowl simsub ban

Canada’s highest court ruled that the Commission “went beyond [its] power” by introducing the ban, which came into effect in 2017.

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Corus’ request for CanCon flexibility met with opposition

The entertainment giant has asked the CRTC fo increase its maximum “under-expenditure” on Canadian programming, and some guilds are unhappy.

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CRTC sets public hearing on V’s ownership change

Bell Media plans to acquire V and AVOD service Noovo.ca in a transaction valued at $25.2 million, with a tangible benefit package of around $2.5 million.

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ICYMI: CRTC makes historic appointment, Snap launches more originals

Plus, WarnerMedia has launched a new HBO streaming platform in the U.S., and Spotify Lite launches across the globe.

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Heritage response to “What We Heard” report hints at what’s next

Minister of Canadian Heritage Pablo Rodriguez said the government will require web giants to create Cancon and promote it on their platforms.

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CBC revenue up in 2018 as private broadcasting slide continues: CRTC

Overall broadcasting revenues in Canada dipped by 1.2%, while CBC revenues jumped to $1.06 billion in its conventional TV business.

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OMNI remains a must-carry: CRTC

After examining eight applications for a national multi-ethnic service, the commission said the Rogers-owned service best met its criteria.