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CRTC rejects Stingray COVID relief request, orders broadcaster to pay $9M in tangible benefits

telecom | 08/16/2022 5:05 pm EDT

The CRTC has denied an application from Stingray Group Inc. for relief from payments the company owes to the broadcasting sector known as "tangible benefits payments," to the...

Stingray gets French designation for HITS service 

Media | 06/02/2021 5:28 pm EDT

The CRTC approved a request from broadcaster Stingray Group Inc. Wednesday, asking that it be allowed to change its English-language discretionary service, Stingray HITS, into a French service.  According to the decision, the HITS service was designated as English-language programming in March 2020 when the CRTC approved a separate application from Stingray for a broadcasting licence for the then-exempt service.  That application proposed musical programming centring on popular video clips from the last 20 years, 40 per cent of which would be in French, and that it would eventually...

Canadian radio broadcasters ask CRTC for space to compete with streamers

Media | 03/30/2021 5:35 pm EDT

The CRTC needs to do away with restrictive regulations, argue multiple...

Broadcast Act updates not comprehensive enough: NDP, Conservatives

Media | 11/03/2020 6:44 pm EST

The Liberal government’s proposed updates to the Broadcasting Act have...

No new commercial radio stations in Scarborough, CRTC says

Media | 06/26/2020 3:07 pm EDT

The Scarborough radio market can’t support another commercial radio...

Media companies face more uncertainty than telecoms: analyst

Media | 03/23/2020 3:39 pm EDT

The next period of time — no one knows just how long — will be "riddled with both demand and supply shocks," and the country's biggest media companies are in for a much bumpier financial ride...

Stingray, Music Choice settle U.S. lawsuits

Media | 02/06/2020 4:50 pm EST

Stingray Group Inc. and Pennsylvania-based music company Music Choice have settled their duelling U.S. lawsuits involving patent infringement. Stingray said in its earnings press release Wednesday that it will pay Music Choice $17.2 million in two instalments.  That puts a “definitive end to the parties’ patent litigation in the United States and fully and finally settles all claims, counterclaims and defenses asserted in connection with that litigation,” it said. It does not apply to any lawsuits in Canada....

Corus putting more focus on AVOD strategy

Media | 10/18/2019 5:46 pm EDT

High demand among advertisers for premium content to be siloed in ad-supported video-on-demand (AVOD)...

Bell and Stingray partner on targeted ads for radio, audio streaming

Media | 09/26/2019 5:05 pm EDT

BCE Inc. and Stingray Group Inc. have launched a targeted advertising platform that allows ads to be placed on their radio stations, audio streaming apps and podcasts. The companies said in a press...

CRTC approves Stingray Alta. radio station buy

Media | 07/15/2019 4:59 pm EDT

The CRTC has approved an acquisition by Stingray Group Inc. of the radio station CHOO-FM in Drumheller,...

Few internet giants weighed in to BTLR, submission list shows

telecom | 03/08/2019 4:13 pm EST

The panel in charge of reviewing the broadcasting and telecom acts received...