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Corus proposes contribution framework at CRTC, says time to regulate streamers is now

Internet and Governance | 11/30/2023 11:13 am EST

Those who stand to benefit from the Online Streaming Act want the CRTC to act as quickly as it can while those who may be forced to pay are urging caution. The commission is...

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...

Leclerc-RNC radio sale unlikely to go ahead despite CRTC approval

Media | 04/30/2019 6:17 pm EDT

The CRTC has approved a proposed sale of two Quebec radio stations to Leclerc Communication Inc., but not a requested exception to its ownership policy that Leclerc has said would kill the deal if not...

CRTC to hold hearing on Leclerc radio stations acquisition

Media | 11/16/2018 4:54 pm EST

The CRTC will hold a hearing in Quebec City on Feb. 20 that will look into...

Cogeco gets CRTC go-ahead for acquisition of RNC stations

Media | 10/11/2018 1:54 pm EDT

The CRTC has approved Cogeco Inc. to purchase 10 radio stations from RNC Media Inc., it said in a decision Thursday. “The Commission considers that the RNC stations integrated into Cogeco could...

CRTC opens consultation on Cogeco-RNC radio station deal

Media | 06/28/2018 2:34 pm EDT

The CRTC is now accepting interventions in its review of Cogeco Inc.’s plans to buy 10 radio stations from RNC Media Inc. Cogeco is proposing a tangible benefits package of six per cent of the...

Cogeco picking up 10 RNC radio stations for $18.5M

Media | 04/24/2018 2:25 pm EDT

Cogeco Inc. has reached a deal with RNC Media Inc. to acquire 10 of RNC’s radio stations. The deal, which is worth $18.5 million, will nearly double the number of stations Cogeco owns, which currently stands at 13, the company noted in a press release Tuesday. “We...

CRTC orders radio station to publicize non-compliance

Media | 10/30/2017 3:42 pm EDT

The CRTC has told a radio station it must air a message about non-compliance with its licence. In a decision Monday, the regulator said RNC Media Inc.’s CHXX-FM in Sainte-Croix, Que. must broadcast an announcement three times...

RNC seeks relief for radio station on Cancon contribution

Media | 10/09/2015 5:00 pm EDT

RNC Media Inc. is asking the CRTC to relieve it of a licence condition for its radio station CHLX-FM in Gatineau, Que., that requires it to pay $8,000 a year toward the development of Canadian...

CRTC’s music categories for radio called ‘subjective’

Media | 09/03/2015 3:57 pm EDT

The CRTC’s recent decision to deny a licence amendment requested by Harvard Broadcasting Inc.’s CKEA-FM in Edmonton was based on a difference of opinion over what songs fall into what category, according to the company, while a radio expert says the same could be true of other cases. The regulator renewed the...

Quebec radio station must play jazz

Media | 08/25/2015 4:03 pm EDT

A Gatineau, Que., radio station on Tuesday was granted a seven-year licence renewal but was not relieved of the requirement that jazz and blues make up least 20 per cent of its musical programming. The CRTC said in an online...

French-language radio stations to combine sales

Media | 07/08/2015 4:46 pm EDT

The CRTC said Wednesday that two separately owned French-language commercial radio stations in Gatineau, Que., will be allowed to combine their sales teams. The stations involved are Cogeco Cable Inc.-owned CKOF-FM, which has a...