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U.S. channel carried in Canada against its will

Media | 05/13/2015 8:17 pm EDT

A U.S. affiliate of ABC has been denied by the CRTC its request to be removed from the list of non-Canadian television channels approved for distribution in Canada. The commission turned down an application from Hubbard Broadcasting Inc. to have KSTP-TV Minneapolis removed from the list on the grounds that it would deprive viewers of a valued service, adding that some of the issues brought up by the U.S. broadcaster concern Canadian copyright law and are not under the CRTC's jurisdiction. The CRTC said in its decision Wednesday that Hubbard had argued its signal is not available for...

AT&T division registers to lobby Canadian government

telecom | 05/08/2014 2:55 pm EDT

AT&T subsidiary NextWave Broadband LLC has registered to lobby the federal government, The Lobby Monitor reported (Lobby Monitor subscribers only) on Wednesday. Grant Buchanan, a consultant and lawyer with McCarthy Tétrault LLP in Toronto, registered to lobby on May 5 on behalf of NextWave Broadband LLC, which is part NextWave Wireless Inc., a developer of wireless broadband products and technologies for mobile devices and network operators. AT&T completed an acquisition of NextWave Wireless last year for about $600 million US. Buchanan registered to talk to the government on...