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CRTC dismisses bias complaint against Bell Fund

Media | 01/08/2019 5:37 pm EST

The CRTC has dismissed in part a complaint lodged against BCE Inc.’s Bell Fund earlier this year by a coalition of media producers including CBC/Radio Canada and Blue Ant Media Inc., which alleged bias in how it decides on distributing funding. The complainants had...

Change Bell Fund rules, media companies ask

Media | 05/15/2018 7:08 pm EDT

On Monday, the CRTC published a complaint from a group of media production companies including CBC/Radio-Canada outlining how, in their view, the BCE Inc.-supported Bell Broadcast and New Media Fund, or Bell Fund, falls short in the evaluation, allocation and governance of...

TFO looking for participants for March blockchain test

telecom | 02/01/2018 2:45 pm EST

OTTAWA — A Canada Media Fund-backed initiative to implement blockchain...

CMF funding blockchain-based system for rightsholders

Media | 08/02/2017 4:47 pm EDT

The Canada Media Fund (CMF) is backing an initiative by Ontario public broadcaster Groupe Média TFO to implement technology that would allow it to more efficiently credit content and pay rightsholders. The proposed system will...

PBS to distribute TFO content to U.S. teachers

Media | 10/18/2016 5:38 pm EDT

Ontario’s French-language public broadcaster has teamed up with an American partner to distribute its educational programs in the United States, Groupe Média TFO said in a press release Monday. The...

CRTC denies TFO’s must-offer application

Media | 11/12/2015 6:58 pm EST

The CRTC denied an application by Groupe Média TFO, Ontario’s French-language public broadcaster, for a must-offer order that would have required TV providers to offer its French-language educational TV service in English-language and French-language markets across the country. TFO had argued in its application that “maintaining and...

TFO launches OTT website

telecom | 09/30/2015 8:28 pm EDT

Ontario’s French-language public broadcaster Groupe Média TFO has launched a website that allows viewers to watch its video content. The catalogue includes “over 9 000 videos and games, 5 600 pieces of educational content for children between two and six years, mobile applications, colouring spaces, light-hearted skits, reports on different topics and musical sessions by francophone artists,” TFO said in a press release Wednesday. That includes complete series of shows like Caillou and “a selection of some hundred classic and contemporary films that have been acclaimed in the world's greatest film festivals.” The platform also includes an “ad-free space” for kids between two and six years old, and parental controls, including a timer that allows parents to control kids’ video...