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CRTC says Toronto IPTV provider can broadcast U.S. channels

telecom | 11/12/2015 4:48 pm EST

The CRTC granted Atop Broadband Corp., an IPTV provider serving most of the Greater Toronto Area, the authorization to carry WNLO-TV and WNYO-TV, based in Buffalo, N.Y. The regulator said in a decision Thursday that Atop requested carriage of the two channels in order “to remain competitive with other BDUs that offer these programming services.” The approval “is consistent” with other previous applications, it noted.  ...

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...

Uniserve confirms plans for IPTV service

Media | 08/12/2015 6:53 pm EDT

Uniserve Communications Corp. on Wednesday made note of a decision from the CRTC last month that set the stage for it and Atop Broadband Corp. to provide television-distribution services in British Columbia under a new exemption...