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PIAC joins media groups’ fight against OMNI decision

Media | 08/14/2019 6:11 pm EDT

The Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC) has endorsed a number of petitions to the Governor in Council, joining the call for the government to send the CRTC’s June decision granting a mandatory carriage license to Rogers Communications Inc.’s OMNI channel back to the CRTC.  Since the June decision, four of the groups that had also applied for the license and were rejected when the CRTC chose Rogers for the license have filed petitions to the Governor in...

Rogers focuses on past shortcomings for ethnic must-carry licence

Media | 11/26/2018 5:55 pm EST

GATINEAU, QUE. -- Rogers Communications Inc. is taking what it learned a year ago and is proposing to rectify what a previous CRTC panel said were shortcomings to run its national ethnic channel for a full five-year term. When the CRTC in 2017 granted Rogers the sole licence to operate its OMNI Regional as a mandatory channel broadcasters had to air on their slate of basic service television programs, it handed the licence on a shorter-than-requested three-year basis. It did so because...