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Heritage reaffirms CRTC decision on OMNI

Media | 08/21/2019 2:27 pm EDT

Canadian Heritage will leave in place a CRTC decision that gave Rogers Communications Inc. the sole license to have its ethnic channel OMNI required on basic TV packages.  An order-in-council, dated August 17, said Heritage is declining to review the May decision, which gave Rogers a three-year term to 2023. The broadcaster previously held the license for a three-year term.  The order comes after a number of unsuccessful companies vying for the license asked the government, and even the Federal Court, to review the decision based on an alleged suspicion of bias when Rogers met with...

CRTC meetings unrelated to OMNI, Rogers says in court filing

Media | 07/26/2019 10:25 am EDT

Rogers Communications Inc. has filed a response in a court case challenging the CRTC’s decision to give the broadcaster a coveted broadcasting licence with mandatory carriage, saying that meetings it had with CRTC commissioners ahead of that decision were normal procedure...