Articles Tagged ‘CRTC’

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Rogers says objections to Shaw deal come from competitors’ ‘self-interest’

The company said BCE and Telus presented the CRTC with “manufactured concerns.”

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BCE asks CRTC to deny Rogers-Shaw deal

The company said the merger’s negative impacts will “echo” throughout the broadcasting system for years to come.

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Unifor urges CRTC to maintain funding for Global news

Canada’s largest private-sector union asked that Rogers be mandated to continue Shaw’s funding of the Corus network, instead of diverting it to City.

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TLN and ECG now support Rogers-Shaw deal, but ask for safeguards

The independent ethnic broadcasters now accept the merger as a “necessary response” to changes in the broadcasting landscape.

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Telus says Rogers would become programming ‘gatekeeper’ with Shaw deal

The company says the proposed deal has already impacted negotiations with Disney over digital services.

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Rogers tells CRTC Shaw deal is necessary to compete with global streamers

The company also said the acquisition will help build CityTV in Western news markets and invest in more coverage of Indigenous communities.

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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.