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Class action suit against SiriusXM announced following Competition Bureau fine

Media | 06/13/2024 1:29 pm EDT

A Toronto law firm is launching a class action suit against SiriusXM Radio Canada Inc. and SiriusXM Canada Holdings Inc. over its pricing arrangements. The company has already...

SiriusXM to pay $3.3 million penalty for misleading ads 

Media | 06/05/2024 6:37 pm EDT

Sirius XM Canada Inc. agreed to pay a $3.3 million penalty to the Competition Bureau after an investigation into the satellite radio company’s misleading advertising tactics.  The issue centered around the company's use of drip pricing for its satellite radio and...

Indigenous content is distinct from CanCon: Indigenous Screen Office

Media | 11/23/2023 8:29 am EST

The Indigenous Screen Office (ISO), newly certified as an independent...

Francophone music group loses CanCon case against CRTC

Media | 11/02/2021 4:12 pm EDT

A group representing Francophone and Acadian musicians outside Quebec has...

French music group suing CRTC over 2012 funding decision

Media | 10/03/2019 5:26 pm EDT

In 2012, the CRTC released a broadcasting decision that required Sirius XM Holdings Inc. to allocate, as a condition of licence, 20 per cent of some of its revenues to an English-language music fund...

CRTC says $500K Sirius claimed in CanCon doesn’t count

Media | 05/01/2019 5:33 pm EDT

The CRTC has told Sirius XM Canada Holdings Inc. that half a million dollars it has spent on content it counted as part of its required Canadian content contributions is ineligible, and ordered the company to make up the shortfall. “The Commission is of the view that...

Growing CRTC cost awards delays ‘problem for everybody’

Media | 12/18/2018 7:44 pm EST

Increases in how long the CRTC takes to pay public interest groups to...

Radio listening drops, very slightly: MTM

Media | 05/25/2018 2:45 pm EDT

A new Media Technology Monitor (MTM) report says 87 per cent of anglophone Canadians reported listening...

CRTC denies ‘self-serving’ Sirius XM fund proposal

Media | 03/16/2018 5:27 pm EDT

The CRTC has denied a proposal by Sirius XM Canada Holdings Inc. to create...

CRTC asks digital giants for info, promises confidentiality

Media | 02/05/2018 2:02 pm EST

As part of its government-ordered proceeding on future content distribution models, the CRTC is asking a number of companies — including Alphabet Inc.’s Google and Netflix Inc. — for information...

BPF registers to lobby amidst consumer group funding concerns

Media | 12/14/2017 2:25 pm EST

A few months after the emergence of a proposal asking the CRTC to shift...

SiriusXM streaming service adds 75 channels

Media | 10/12/2017 3:38 pm EDT

Sirius XM Canada Holdings Inc. has added 75 new channels to its SiriusXM Streaming service, it said...

Advocacy groups ask CRTC to deny Sirius tangible benefits plan

Media | 08/09/2017 3:55 pm EDT

A proposal by Sirius XM Canada Holdings Inc. to create a new fund...

Sirius says new fund proposal to fill gaps in CanCon system

Media | 07/06/2017 2:45 pm EDT

As part of its discretionary tangible benefits proposal, Sirius XM Canada...

Blais pans, prophesizes in end-of-term speech

Media | 06/13/2017 1:48 pm EDT

CRTC Chairman Jean-Pierre Blais used what may prove to be his final address as head of the telecom regulator to issue recriminations for past practice and predictions for the future of the country’s cultural industries and the CRTC itself. “I will not apologize for...

Radio still big among Canadians: MTM

Media | 06/05/2017 2:19 pm EDT

Radio still factors heavily into the daily lives of anglophone Canadians, with local stations providing some of the most popular content, according to a new Media Technology Monitor (MTM) report. The Thursday report by MTM, a...

Sirius privatization plan gets final OK from CRTC

Media | 04/26/2017 8:37 pm EDT

Sirius XM Canada Holdings Inc. received the final nod required in its bid to privatize, with the CRTC granting its approval Wednesday for the transaction it said was worth $479 million. The deal is in the public...

Sirius ordered to make up $300K CanCon contribution shortfall

Media | 04/24/2017 7:04 pm EDT

Sirius XM Canada Holdings Inc. has to pony up more than $300,000 to make up a deficit in its Canadian content development contributions, the CRTC said. In a letter dated April 5, the regulator...

Sirius shareholders OK going private

telecom | 08/30/2016 8:29 pm EDT

Sirius XM Canada Holdings Inc. shareholders approved a move to take the company private Tuesday, the company said in a press release. “With these shareholder approvals in place, we will continue to work to...

Sirius fined for bad telemarketing

telecom | 06/30/2016 7:45 pm EDT

Sirius XM Canada Holdings Inc. had to cough up $650,000 after being investigated by the CRTC for breaking telemarketing rules, the regulator said Wednesday. “Further to an investigation, the CRTC’s Chief Compliance and Enforcement Officer found that Sirius XM Canada hired telemarketers to conduct calls on its behalf,” the CRTC said in a press release. “The telemarketers in question made calls to Canadians who were registered on the company’s internal do not call list.” The penalty was the largest of six the CRTC imposed, as part of settlements...

Sirius XM to go private

Media | 05/16/2016 2:04 pm EDT

Sirius XM Canada Holdings Inc. is going private in a move it plans to close by the end of the fourth quarter of 2016, the company announced Friday. “SiriusXM and certain Canadian shareholders will form a new company to acquire shares of Sirius XM Canada not already owned by them pursuant...

Sirius XM responds to privatization claim

Media | 02/12/2016 9:51 pm EST

In response to a media report suggesting privatization is in its future, Sirius XM Canada Holdings Inc. said Friday that nothing is confirmed and it has not received a “binding proposal.” Sirius XM said in a...

Nelson Millman joins Sirius to head NHL Network

Media | 09/17/2015 1:54 pm EDT

Sirius XM Canada Holdings Inc. said Thursday that Nelson Millman is its new program director for NHL Network Radio. The satellite-radio operator said in a press release that Millman has 42 years of experience in radio, including...

Sirius reports higher Q1 earnings

Media | 01/13/2015 3:05 pm EST

Sirius XM Canada Holdings Inc. on Monday reported higher profits, revenue and subscriber numbers for its first fiscal quarter ended Nov. 30. The provider of satellite radio service said in a press release that earnings for the...

John Bitove stepping down as Sirius chairman

Media | 10/30/2014 8:33 pm EDT

John Bitove is stepping down as chairman of satellite radio operator Sirius XM Canada Holdings Inc., the company said Thursday. SiriusXM Canada said in a press release that Bitove, who among other things is the founder of...

Streaming services need certainty to thrive: Songza exec

Media | 04/01/2014 9:23 pm EDT

OTTAWA — Canada’s regulatory environment doesn’t promote technological innovation in the music industry, and that’s part of the reason why streaming services here are lagging...