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More small BDUs sanctioned with CRTC denial

Media | 08/13/2015 3:35 pm EDT

The CRTC has given two more companies permission to provide television services to small audiences, even though it has technically denied their applications for licences. The commission said Thursday it has rejected an application from AEBC Internet Corp. for a broadcast licence to serve parts of Ontario, and another from Hastings Cable Vision Ltd. to do business in parts of Ontario and Quebec. However, it noted that the applications came in before its decision to allow new terrestrial-based TV-service providers with less than 20,000 subscribers to be exempt from requiring licences. The CRTC...

Uniserve confirms plans for IPTV service

Media | 08/12/2015 6:53 pm EDT

Uniserve Communications Corp. on Wednesday made note of a decision from the CRTC last month that set the stage for it and Atop Broadband Corp. to provide television-distribution services in British Columbia under a new exemption order for companies with less than 20,000 subscribers. The decision from the CRTC that was issued July 22 was technically a denial of applications from both companies for licences to operate regional broadcast-distribution businesses. The CRTC noted, however, that these applications were submitted before several determinations made in March relating to Canada's TV...