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French music group suing CRTC over 2012 funding decision

Media | 10/03/2019 5:26 pm EDT

In 2012, the CRTC released a broadcasting decision that required Sirius XM Holdings Inc. to allocate, as a condition of licence, 20 per cent of some of its revenues to an English-language music fund and 10 per cent to its French-language counterpart.  Part of the problem for the Alliance Nationale De L’Industrie Musicale (ANIM), a representative for francophone and Acadian music, was that the new allocation structure, whose purpose is to bolster Canadian content in both official languages, upset an equilibrium previously maintained by the CRTC when French-language Musicaction was...