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Preventing LGBTQ content discrimination raised in BTLR consults

Media | 01/21/2019 4:15 pm EST

The CEO of an independent specialty TV channel is raising concerns that a lack of regulation could let foreign-based digital companies operating in Canada de-monetize or discriminate against types of Canadian content based on cultural values, such as works made by the LGBTQ community. Brad Danks, the CEO of OUTtv Network Inc., a Canadian-based LGBTQ television network, raised the point in his company’s consultation submission to the Broadcasting and Telecommunications Legislative Review panel -- the expert group studying how to modernize Canada’s communications legal and regulatory...

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...

iChannel’s status downgrade with Bell leads to complaint

Media | 09/04/2015 6:44 pm EDT

Stornoway Communications LP has launched a complaint to the CRTC about its iChannel being taken out of a theme package offered by BCE Inc. to IPTV and satellite-TV customers. Stornoway said in an application that appeared on the CRTC's website Friday that it has been informed by Bell that iChannel, a Category A...

OUTtv accuses Bell of undue preference

Media | 08/12/2015 4:05 pm EDT

OUTtv Network Inc. has accused BCE Inc. of an undue preference toward its company in a complaint that appeared on the CRTC's website Wednesday. The LGBT-oriented specialty channel said in a letter to the CRTC that it was...