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CRTC to arbitrate Rogers dispute over Family Channel

Media | 09/08/2022 4:50 pm EDT

In a Sept. 6 letter, the CRTC has accepted a request from Rogers Communications Inc. for final offer arbitration (FOA) with WildBrain Ltd. over carriage of the Family Channel and its subsidiary Family Jr. In a redacted letter to both parties, the commission said it had...

Marla Boltman to head up Friends

Media | 02/02/2022 12:19 pm EST

Friends, formerly known as Friends of Canadian Broadcasting, announced Wednesday that Marla Boltman has been appointed as executive director and spokesperson, replacing Daniel Bernhard.  Bernhard left the organization shortly after the 2021 election. “With the imminent arrival of key pieces of legislation, Boltman will serve as a powerful advocate for Canadian voices at a critical time for the country’s cultural media policy,” Friends wrote in its press release.  Boltman will continue to engage Ottawa on...

CRTC sending Cogeco and Wildbrain to mediation over channel drop dispute

telecom | 08/18/2021 5:03 pm EDT

A dispute over Cogeco Inc. dropping children’s television content creator...

Cogeco accuses Wildbrain of “glaring abuse” of CRTC process over Part 1

Media | 03/03/2021 5:26 pm EST

Cogeco Inc. has responded to a Part 1 from television company Wildbrain,...

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...