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COVID has accelerated media ‘crisis’: report

Media | 08/26/2020 5:17 pm EDT

Canadian traditional media sources are in "crisis" as COVID-19 has exacerbated existing downward trends in advertising revenues, with shortfalls for local private broadcasters in the next two years reaching as much as $1.06 billion, according to a report released by the Canadian Association of Broadcasters (CAB).  The report, compiled by Communications Management Inc. and commissioned by the CAB, found private radio experienced a 63.5 per cent drop in advertising revenue between April and June, compared with the same period last year, while conventional private television experienced a...

Rogers can outsource Chinese-language newscasts: CRTC

Media | 04/10/2018 5:29 pm EDT

Union to challenge Rogers’ use of third party for OMNI newscastsThe CRTC has turned down a complaint by Unifor against Rogers Communications Inc.’s media division for contracting out its Chinese-language newscasts to Fairchild Media Group Inc. instead of producing them in-house. The regulator said in a decision Tuesday that Rogers...

Joly’s cultural policy continues drawing mixed reaction

Media | 09/29/2017 5:20 pm EDT

Joly’s cultural policy continues drawing mixed reactionVarious groups praised the promised investment in production and promotion...

Rogers’ OMNI gets temporary mandatory distribution

Media | 05/15/2017 5:13 pm EDT

Rogers Communications Inc. will get a three-year window to run its new national ethnic channel before having to compete with other proposals for its mandatory carriage, the CRTC announced Monday. The regulator partially...

Unifor asks for suspension of SimSub ban

Media | 01/12/2017 5:12 pm EST

The union representing members of the television and media sectors is asking the CRTC to reverse or suspend its decision banning simultaneous substitution for the Super Bowl in order for its impact to be fully considered. In...