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CRTC upping Independent Local News Fund limit

Media | 06/15/2021 6:40 pm EDT

The CRTC has approved an application from the Canadian Association of Broadcasters (CAB) to increase the amount of proceeds from the “Independent Local News Fund” (ILNF) that can be given to any one station or group operated by the same licensee in a given market.  In its decision Tuesday, the CRTC said it will increase the maximum amount of distributable proceeds from the fund to 12 per cent in any given year, up from the 10 per cent cap set when the fund was...

V sale in public interest: CRTC

Media | 05/19/2020 5:55 pm EDT

The CRTC has issued the reasoning behind its April 3 decision to allow BCE Inc. to buy Groupe V Media Inc., saying the transaction will serve the public interest. “In fact, the Commission considers that the transaction would have a positive impact on the viability of the V Stations, allowing them to contribute to the Canadian broadcasting system by providing programming that reflects Canadian attitudes, opinions, ideas and values,” the CRTC said Tuesday. “Further, the transaction would allow for the introduction of a second private broadcaster in the French-language market with the resources necessary to invest in high quality and big budget Canadian French-language programs.” The sale was opposed by Bell rival Quebecor Inc., who said it would give Bell control of 42 per cent of Canada’s advertising revenue, and as such, a...

Quebecor takes fight against Bell’s V purchase to court

Media | 05/01/2020 5:32 pm EDT

Quebecor Inc. has filed an application for judicial review in the Federal Court of Appeal, asking the court to overturn the CRTC's approval of BCE Inc.'s acquisition of Groupe V Media Inc.  In the...

Unclear who owns set-top box data, broadcasters argue

telecom | 08/21/2019 5:48 pm EDT

Quebecor Inc. hasn’t established that it actually owns the set-top box data at the centre of a new...

Péladeau asks Quebec to block Bell’s V network buy

Media | 07/25/2019 2:19 pm EDT

Quebecor Inc. CEO Pierre Karl Péladeau is vowing to oppose BCE Inc.’s acquisition of a French-language...

Bell to buy French-language conventional TV network

Media | 07/24/2019 3:10 pm EDT

BCE Inc. will purchase Groupe V Media Inc.’s conventional TV network V, Bell said in a press release Wednesday.  The deal, which must still be approved by the CRTC, also includes “related digital assets including the...

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...

NFB, Bell Media, V Media content coming to Tou.tv OTT service

Media | 05/08/2018 1:49 pm EDT

Three French-language broadcasters will make their content available on the...

Radio-Canada asks broadcasters ‘to pool our strengths’ on OTT, content

Media | 03/16/2018 10:02 am EDT

CBC/Radio-Canada is in negotiations over opening up its French-language...

Bell can’t drop French-language music channels from legacy package: CRTC

Media | 03/03/2017 9:36 pm EST

BCE Inc.’s proposed repackaging of Groupe V Media Inc.’s French-language music channels partially violates the Wholesale Code, the CRTC said Friday. In a decision posted to its...

Groupe V Media launches complaint about music shuffle

Media | 10/26/2016 8:50 pm EDT

Groupe V Media Inc. has filed a complaint with the CRTC over BCE Inc.’s removal of Groupe V Media’s French-language music channels from its cheapest pre-assembled cable TV packages. According to the Part 1...

Bell’s Wholesale Code appeal, conditions of licence ask face stiff opposition

Media | 08/26/2016 9:14 pm EDT

BCE Inc. has “unclean hands” in its effort to have the Wholesale Code overturned by the federal Appeal Court while simultaneously applying to have removed certain conditions of...

Vice, V Media to launch French version of Viceland

telecom | 06/23/2016 4:17 pm EDT

Vice Media Inc. has teamed up with Groupe V Média Inc. to launch the Viceland TV channel in French Canada, the companies said in a Wednesday press release. The deal includes “the creation of a television...

CBC funding to destroy ‘precarious balance’ in industry: Que. broadcasters

Media | 05/25/2016 8:37 pm EDT

A group of Quebec broadcasters say that unless accountability measures are put in place, the increased funding the federal government has slated for CBC/Radio-Canada will be a “blank...

CRTC extends TV renewal application deadline

telecom | 03/10/2016 5:40 pm EST

The CRTC announced Thursday it is extending the deadline to submit applications for TV licence renewals that will expire in 2017 to April 18. It said that the commission received requests from BCE Inc., Corus Entertainment Inc., Quebecor Inc., Rogers Communications Inc., Shaw Communications Inc., and Group V Media Inc., to extend the deadline “in order to provide more fulsome answers to the questions asked.” The announcement added that Rogers “having already been granted a similar extension, must respect the deadlines” set out in the commission’s original...

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...