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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 lost its court fight against the CRTC. The L'Alliance nationale de l'industrie musicale (ANIM)  was seeking damages from the commission for allegedly violating the Official Languages Act (OLA)...

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 and 10 per cent to its French-language counterpart.  Part of the problem for the Alliance Nationale De L’Industrie Musicale (ANIM), a representative for francophone and Acadian music, was that the new allocation structure, whose purpose is to bolster Canadian content in both official languages, upset an equilibrium previously maintained by the CRTC when French-language Musicaction was...

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...

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 about their digital media broadcasting revenues, subscribers and viewing in Canada. Several years ago, during its Let’s Talk TV proceeding, those two companies refused to provide such info to the regulator, triggering conflict with the commission that saw then-chairman Jean-Pierre Blais briefly walk out of a hearing and threaten to revoke the digital-media exemption order under which Netflix...

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...

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 secure the necessary regulatory approvals to close the transaction in a timely manner," president and CEO Mark Redmond said in the release. The deal still has to be approved by the Ontario Superior Court of Justice and the CRTC, the release noted....

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...

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 quarter were $8 million, up from $4.8 million in the same quarter a year earlier. Revenue was up 3.3 per cent to $79 million. The company said there were 2.6 million total subscribers at the end of the quarter, a gain of 7.4 per cent from 2.43 million a year earlier. Self-paying subscribers, or those who were not part of a promotion, numbered 1.85 million, up 5.2 per cent from 1.76 million a year earlier. Average revenue per self-paying customer was $12.38 per month in the first quarter, compared to $12.08 a year before, SiriusXM Canada said....

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...