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APTN says funds needed to support public service broadcasters

Internet and Governance | 11/27/2023 4:56 pm EST

The Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN) on Friday called for the creation of a Services of Exceptional Importance Fund to support mandatory carriage broadcasters and other important services in the broadcasting system that meet critical policy mandates.  The...

CRTC report floats idea of Indigenous content quotas

Media | 03/25/2021 7:43 pm EDT

The CRTC has released the findings from its first phase in the development of a new Indigenous broadcasting policy, highlighting a severe lack of Indigenous representation on Canadian radio and television as one key issue.  This phase — the first of three...

Wawatay files appeal over radio licence decision

Media | 07/25/2017 2:08 pm EDT

Wawatay Native Communications Society has submitted a formal petition to Heritage Minister Mélanie Joly seeking to overturn a June decision by the CRTC that handed out licences for Indigenous radio stations. In the June 29...

Cultural diversity improving on Canadian screens: report

Media | 07/14/2017 3:08 pm EDT

The Canadian TV landscape gets poor marks when it comes to the...

Wawatay seeking appeal of Aboriginal radio licence decision

Media | 06/21/2017 5:04 pm EDT

OTTAWA — Wawatay Native Communications Society will ask for an appeal of...

Reconciliation to play role in new CRTC chair’s mandate: Joly

Media | 06/16/2017 3:03 pm EDT

OTTAWA — The next chair of the CRTC will have a more explicit focus on...

Aboriginal radio licence decision ‘major disappointment’: Wawatay

Media | 06/14/2017 6:06 pm EDT

The CRTC has approved five urban radio licences in markets across the country to serve Aboriginal peoples, a decision one Ontario Aboriginal radio station said will result in fewer hours, and less diversity, of Aboriginal-language content in Ottawa and Toronto than its application would have provided. The decision, handed down Wednesday, came after a three-day hearing in March and after the regulator revoked licences for Aboriginal Voices Radio Inc. in 2015 to serve those communities....