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Aboriginal radio licence decision ‘major disappointment’: Wawatay

Media | 06/14/2017 6:06 pm EDT

The CRTC has approved five urban radio licences in markets across the country to serve Aboriginal peoples, a decision one Ontario Aboriginal radio station said will result in fewer hours, and less diversity, of Aboriginal-language content in Ottawa and Toronto than its application would have provided. The decision, handed down Wednesday, came after a three-day hearing in March and after the regulator revoked licences for Aboriginal Voices Radio Inc. in 2015 to serve those communities....

CanCon review panel announcement draws mixed reaction

Media | 06/28/2016 9:19 pm EDT

Heritage Canada’s announcement of an expert advisory panel for its review of Canadian content in a digital age, which includes representatives from a number of broadcasters, was met with both praise and criticism Tuesday. The panel will “provide advice and ongoing feedback” to the Heritage Minister during the consultations and review, the heritage department said in a press release Tuesday. The 12 members of the panel “represent a cross-section of the Canadian arts and culture sectors,” the release added, noting members were “selected on the...

APTN commits to U.S. expansion

Media | 02/22/2016 3:23 pm EST

Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN) is launching an American sister network. The All Nations Network (ANN) will be headquartered in New Mexico, with network distribution represented by Castalia Communications, APTN said...