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CRTC revokes iChannel licence

Media | 08/16/2016 8:35 pm EDT

The CRTC has approved an application from Stornoway Communications LP to revoke the licence of its iChannel offering, the regulator said Tuesday. Stornoway applied in June to voluntarily revoke the licence “due to the inability to secure sustainable packaging by Canadian BDU’s,” the application said. It listed Aug. 15 as the last day of operation for the channel which was described on its website as an information channel exploring the political and social issues that affect the lives of Canadians.  The channel’s removal from a BCE Inc. TV theme package prompted a Part 1 complaint by Stornoway against Bell last year, which was dropped at the beginning of this year.  ...

Stornoway withdraws complaint over Bell’s iChannel downgrade

Media | 02/01/2016 8:49 pm EST

Stornoway Communications LP has withdrawn a Part 1 complaint to the CRTC against BCE Inc. stemming from the removal of its iChannel offering from a Bell TV theme package. The CRTC confirmed it has now closed the file in a Jan. 28 letter posted on its website. The letter did not specify the reason behind the withdrawal, and Stornoway CEO Sandy Baptist declined to comment in a phone call with the Wire Report, citing a confidentiality agreement. Filed last July, the complaint alleged that Stornoway, as the licensee for the independent Category A specialty service, would see a 67 per cent...

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...