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More small BDUs sanctioned with CRTC denial

Media | 08/13/2015 3:35 pm EDT

The CRTC has given two more companies permission to provide television services to small audiences, even though it has technically denied their applications for licences. The commission said Thursday it has rejected an application from AEBC Internet Corp. for a broadcast licence to serve parts of Ontario, and another from Hastings Cable Vision Ltd. to do business in parts of Ontario and Quebec. However, it noted that the applications came in before its decision to allow new terrestrial-based TV-service providers with less than 20,000 subscribers to be exempt from requiring licences. The CRTC...

CRTC approves 3 BDU licences

Media | 04/16/2015 3:59 pm EDT

The CRTC on Thursday approved two licences for AEBC Internet Corp. to operate television services in Alberta and British Columbia. The company, which offers Internet, phone and IPTV service, was approved to offer a TV service that includes affiliates of the five main U.S. over-the-air U.S. networks, being NBC, ABC, CBS, Fox and PBS. In a separate decision, the regulator approved a licence for 768812 Ontario Inc. to operate a broadcast distribution operation in Whitchurch-Stouffville, Ont....