Péladeau calls for CBC to be banned from advertising, charging for content

Quebecor Inc. CEO Pierre Karl Péladeau has called on the CRTC to recentre the mission of CBC/Radio-Canada to a “true public interest mission” where the public broadcaster does not receive any advertising income, stating it should move towards a model of complementary, rather than competitive behaviour. 

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SSi Canada announces new satellite capacity for north

SSi Canada says a partnership with satellite and connectivity services provider SES S.A. will deliver a “large, large amount” of extra capacity for its QINIQ broadband and mobile services in the country’s north, allowing SSi to again add new customers and provide continual service for its existing ones.

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Advocates call for end to digital media exemptions for CBC

The advocacy group Friends of Canadian Broadcasting has called on the CRTC to force CBC/Radio-Canada to open up what the group says is the CBC’s request to put $300 million into a “black box” of unregulated digital expenditures, and to keep the current CBC management on a “shorter leash” by imposing a three-year license term. 

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Tait defends Tandem initiative at CRTC hearing

On the final day of the first week of  CBC/Radio-Canada‘s license renewal hearing before the CRTC, CBC executives Friday defended the broadcaster’s branded content initiative Tandem, pointing to what they called “guardrails” put in place after the initiative was put on a pause following public criticism in the fall. 

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