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Blue Ant joins broadcasters in call for CanCon relief

Briefs | 07/18/2024 5:30 pm EDT

CRTC proposes code of conduct for ISPsBlue Ant Media Inc. is calling on the CRTC to lighten its CanCon spending obligations, blaming its “inability” to compete in the broadcasting market on the company’s restrictive licence conditions.  In a request submitted to the CRTC last month but made public on Thursday, Blue Ant asked to reduce its Canadian content, or programs of national interest (PNI), expenditure requirement to five per cent of the previous year’s revenues. Its current PNI requirement...

Greenwin responds to Netflash Part 1 over Kitchener building access

Briefs | 07/18/2024 1:41 pm EDT

Greenwin responds to Netflash Part 1 over Kitchener building accessGreenwin Corp., the owner of two buildings in Kitchener that are centred in a dispute over a telecom’s access, argues Continuum Online Services Ltd. is overreaching in its...

Drew Olsen named CEO of Copyright Board

Briefs | 07/17/2024 4:25 pm EDT

Drew Olsen, CEO of Copyright Board of Canada.Drew Olsen has been named vice-chair and CEO of the Copyright Board of Canada, it was announced Tuesday....

Freedom Mobile no longer pursuing full MVNO status

Briefs | 07/16/2024 6:02 pm EDT

Freedom opening in Eastern Ontario marketsQuebecor Inc.’s Freedom Mobile division is no longer seeking full mobile virtual network operator...

Corus reports drops in revenue, profit during Q3 as layoffs continue

News | 07/15/2024 5:25 pm EDT

Corus proposes contribution framework at CRTC, says time to regulate streamers is nowCorus Entertainment Inc. expects to have cut a quarter of its full-time...

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Federal Court grants site-blocking order against pirate NHL, NBA, Premier League live streams

Broadcasters that hold the rights to televise live sporting events including the NHL, NBA, and Premier League have secured an order from the Federal Court requiring internet service providers to block access to a rolling list of IP addresses associated with illegal live streams of the games.  The...

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Blue Ant joins broadcasters in call for CanCon relief

Blue Ant Media Inc. is calling on the CRTC to lighten its CanCon spending obligations, blaming its “inability” to compete in the broadcasting market on the company’s restrictive licence conditions.  In a request submitted to the CRTC last month but made public on Thursday, Blue Ant asked to reduce...

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Drew Olsen named CEO of Copyright Board

Drew Olsen has been named vice-chair and CEO of the Copyright Board of Canada, it was announced Tuesday. He begins his five-year term on Aug. 26. A longtime employee of the Department of Canadian Heritage, Olsen is currently associate director general its audiovisual branch. He holds a law degree from the...

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