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CRTC sticks with OMNI for multi-ethnic must-carry spot

| 05/23/2019 6:12 pm EDT

Rogers Communications Inc.'s OMNI will continue to benefit from the sole licence to operate its multi-ethnic channel on basic TV packages as a result of a CRTC decision on Thursday.  Rogers beat out seven other applicants for the licence, including BCE Inc. and Ethnic...

CRTC asks for public input on Canada’s next multi-ethnic channel licensee

Media | 04/17/2018 4:43 pm EDT

The CRTC wants Canadians to weigh in as it considers the candidates competing for a licence for a multi-ethnic channel with mandatory carriage on basic TV packages. It said in a press release Tuesday that it has received eight applications that fulfill its criteria and wants Canadians to send in their comments on the proposals by May 17. It will then hold a public hearing on Oct. 15. Last year, the regulator gave Rogers Communications Inc. a temporary licence to run OMNI Regional as a...

CRTC approves Kosiner’s proposed TV audio channels

Media | 10/01/2015 6:53 pm EDT

The CRTC said Thursday it has approved an application from Kosiner Venture Capital Inc. to launch new TV audio channels, opening the door to competition in a market in which Stingray Digital Group Inc. currently holds a monopoly. The commission gave the OK to an application Kosiner made late last year seeking permission to...

CRTC renews licence for Stingray’s music channels

Media | 08/17/2015 4:55 pm EDT

The CRTC renewed the licence for Stingray Digital Group Inc.’s music TV channels, though it imposed a shorter licence term, citing Stingray’s past non-compliance with its licence conditions. The CRTC said Monday that...

HuffPost TV channel approved for Canada

Media | 06/12/2015 4:18 pm EDT

The television channel of AOL Inc.'s Huffington Post, called HuffPost Live, has been approved for distribution in Canada, the CRTC said Friday. A notice on the commission's website, said an application put forward by the...

Stingray files for IPO

Media | 04/27/2015 3:05 pm EDT

Stingray Digital Group Inc. has filed for an initial public offering, according to documents filed Friday with Canadian securities regulatory authorities. The Montreal-based company’s products include audio TV channels, as well as music- and video-streaming apps. Stingray said in the...

Kosiner looking for piece of TV music market

Media | 04/15/2015 4:14 pm EDT

A 27-year-old entrepreneur wants to offer an alternative to what he calls a monopoly in the market for audio music channels offered through TV service providers in Canada. Evan Kosiner, president and owner of Kosiner Venture Capital Inc., said in a phone interview there is still a business opportunity in audio-only music channels despite the impending launch of scaled-down TV subscriptions next year as mandated by the CRTC and the rise of online music streaming. "It's something that consumers are used to having, and it provides an extra value of 40 to 80 channels for the...

Company asks for distribution of HuffPost Live channel

Media | 12/18/2014 5:55 pm EST

Kosiner Venture Capital Inc. has asked the CRTC to approve HuffPost Live, a television channel operated by AOL Inc.’s Huffington Post, for distribution in Canada. About 60 per cent of the...