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CRTC revokes Bloomberg TV Canada licence

Media | 12/11/2017 1:44 pm EST

The CRTC granted a request by Bloomberg TV Canada to revoke its broadcasting licence Friday. The channel eliminated its in-house programming this August, according to a report in the Globe and Mail this summer. Its broadcasting licence — also issued in August — specified that it must run 35 per cent Canadian programming. The channel launched in 2015 as a partnership between Channel Zero Inc. and Bloomberg Inc....

House of Cards arrives on Canadian TV

Media | 09/07/2017 4:29 pm EDT

Netflix Inc. original series House of Cards will broadcast on Channel Zero Inc.’s CHCH this fall, the company said in a press release Wednesday, calling the broadcast “a first for conventional television in North America.” The French-language version of House of...

CRTC news fund proposal would ‘gut’ community TV: Cogeco

Media | 01/27/2016 10:14 pm EST

Cogeco Communications Inc. told a CRTC hearing Wednesday that a plan the commission proposed to create a new fund for local TV news programming, to be funded by existing financial resources within the...

Bell, Channel Zero tell CRTC local TV needs help

Media | 01/26/2016 12:57 am EST

GATINEAU — The first day of the CRTC’s hearing on local and community television painted a picture of traditional TV in flux, as operators of conventional stations said declining ad revenue is making local TV...

Changes ahead for TV sector in 2016

Media | 01/08/2016 9:14 pm EST

If industry and regulators spent much of 2014 talking about the future of TV in Canada, 2016 will provide the first glimpse of what that future might look like. “If 2015 was the year for announcing changes, I guess 2016 will be the year for actually making the changes and implementing them, because there are a lot of things that the CRTC had put...

Hamilton’s CHCH restructures news ops

Media | 12/14/2015 5:59 pm EST

Channel Zero Inc. said Friday that it has restructured the news operations for CHCH-TV, the Hamilton TV station it owns, and that the company that produced news for the channel, Channel 11 L.P., has filed for bankruptcy. Channel Zero said in a press release that the changes, which include fewer hours of news programming, were made so that the...

Bell holds out on distributing Bloomberg TV

Media | 11/19/2015 7:11 pm EST

When Channel Zero Inc. announced the launch of its Bloomberg TV Canada channel this week, it listed every TV-service provider that was carrying it and absent from that list was Canada's biggest provider of TV service. Channel Zero said in a press release that the new business-news channel is being carried by Rogers Communications Inc., Saskatchewan Telecommunications Holding Inc., Manitoba Telecom Services Inc., Eastlink, Telus Corp., Shaw Communications Inc.'s cable and satellite systems and Cogeco Cable Inc. in Ontario. It added that Cogeco and Quebecor Inc.'s Videotron would...

Bloomberg TV Canada to launch Nov. 16

Media | 10/13/2015 5:03 pm EDT

Bloomberg TV Canada will debut on Nov. 16,  the Canadian broadcaster that will be operating the channel said Tuesday. Channel Zero Inc. added in a press release that it has hired Pamela Ritchie — who was an on-air...

No plans to seek must-offer status for Bloomberg TV

Media | 02/26/2015 10:19 pm EST

One of the executives behind the newly announced Bloomberg TV Canada news channel says that there are no plans to seek a broadcast licence that would compel broadcast distributors to offer the channel to customers. New York-based...

Channel Zero ownership fight comes to a close with CRTC ruling

Media | 08/08/2014 7:20 pm EDT

The CRTC approved an ownership structure change for three channels owned by independent broadcaster Channel Zero Inc. Friday, and renewed its licences for Category B film channels Movieola and...

Uncertain future for targeted TV ads in Canada

Media | 05/06/2014 6:35 pm EDT

One of television’s strengths as a vehicle for advertising has always been its ability to reach a lot of people with the same message at the same time. The industry has the technological capability to move in a different...

Channel Zero faces CRTC hearing on adult channel Cancon

Media | 03/05/2014 7:52 pm EST

Independent Canadian broadcaster Channel Zero Inc. will have to answer to the CRTC for violations of Canadian content and closed-captioning rules on its specialty channels, including three adult-movie stations, at a hearing in April. The CRTC claims that multiple channels, including film channels Moviola and Silver Screen...

Cogeco, CHCH implement geo-specific advertising

Media | 02/11/2014 6:43 pm EST

Cogeco Cable Inc. and Channel Zero Inc.’s CHCH TV said Tuesday they made Canadian television history last week by being the first in the country to offer localized advertising. The companies said advertisers will be able to...

Channel Zero loses out on U.K. broadcast licences

Media | 03/01/2013 10:16 pm EST

Canadian broadcaster Channel Zero Inc. was shut out in its efforts to secure licences to run a series of over-the-air, local broadcast stations in the United Kingdom. In May 2012, U.K. broadcast and telecom regulator Ofcom said it would accept applications for 21 over-the-air broadcast licences to foster the creation of local television stations in...