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CRTC consulting on mandatory carriage renewals

Media | 10/17/2017 3:00 pm EDT

The CRTC will consider mandatory distribution licence renewals for nine television channels when it holds a hearing next year, the regulator said in a Tuesday release. The commission said it will consider the renewal for the national broadcast of eight networks, and one in Nunavut and the Northwest Territories which, if approved, will continue to be required programming on basic packages. The hearing will be held in Gatineau, Quebec, on April 30, with deadlines for submissions being November 16. The regulator has the authority to compel providers to distribute channels under section...

CRTC OKs station’s ‘innovative’ plan for accessible programming

Media | 06/23/2016 8:58 pm EDT

The CRTC has approved a proposal by an independent over-the-air (OTA) station that would see it source programming from Accessible Media Inc. (AMI) to fulfill its described-video obligations. CHEK TV in Victoria, B.C. told the commission that “while it had been able to meet its described video obligation in the 2014-2015 broadcast year, it was falling slightly below for the 2015-2016 broadcast year and would thus need to acquire content to fulfill its...