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Bell emphasizes original, ‘boots on the ground’ content for ethnic licence

telecom | 11/27/2018 8:35 pm EST

GATINEAU, QUE. -- Seeking to differentiate itself from other applicants, BCE Inc. said it would not outsource, and commit to limit dubbing over, ethnic and third-language...

CRTC calls for ISPs to pay for CanCon, ‘equitable’ OTT contributions

Media | 05/31/2018 11:18 am EDT

GATINEAU — The CRTC is recommending the government undertake a bevy of changes to the Canadian content system, including a new approach to funding content that would include...

Future reviews to determine much of DigiCanCon strategy: experts

Media | 09/28/2017 11:25 am EDT

OTTAWA — While the response to the long-awaited results of Heritage...

New OTT offerings pose threat to BDUs, opportunity for producers

Media | 08/17/2017 4:47 pm EDT

A proliferation of new streaming TV competition in Canada is set to benefit...

Ken Engelhart joins consulting firm

Media | 01/20/2017 7:41 pm EST

Former Rogers Communications Inc. regulatory chief Ken Engelhart is joining StrategyCorp, the consulting company announced. In a Jan. 13 press release, the company said Engelhart — who served as senior...

Small ISPs laud government denial of Bell’s FTTH appeal

telecom | 05/11/2016 1:23 pm EDT

Independent Internet Service Providers (ISPs) and advocacy groups said Wednesday they’re encouraged by the federal government’s rejection of BCE Inc.’s appeal of the CRTC...

Sweeping government review to include CRTC, Broadcast Act, CanCon

Media | 04/25/2016 10:56 pm EDT

Industry insiders and observers are calling Canadian Heritage’s impending study of Canadian content in the digital age — which could potentially affect CBC/Radio-Canada, legislation like the broadcasting, telecom and CRTC acts, and Canadian content rules for TV and radio — long overdue. Ken Engelhart, former Rogers Communications Inc. senior vice-president and principal of Engelhart Law, said in a phone interview that he hasn’t seen a review like this during...

Ken Engelhart leaves Rogers for ‘new adventures’

Media | 04/20/2015 8:41 pm EDT

Ken Engelhart, Rogers Communications Inc.’s former vice-president of regulatory affairs, has quietly left the company after 25 years and will be starting his own law firm. His last day at Rogers was April 10, he said in a...

CRTC urged to look toward future on wireline regulation

telecom | 12/03/2014 8:44 pm EST

GATINEAU, Que. — On Wednesday, the first day of replies in the CRTC’s wholesale wireline hearing, the regulator was consistently asked to look to the future in determining how best to...

Carriers ask CRTC to take powers from government

telecom | 10/02/2014 9:37 pm EDT

GATINEAU, Que. — Two of Canada's largest wireless carriers called on the CRTC to take some regulatory power from Industry Canada at the commission's week-long hearing into the wholesale wireless market. Both Rogers...

Rogers takes aim at Telus, Bell network sharing

telecom | 10/01/2014 9:19 pm EDT

GATINEAU, Que. — It's not always a case of the wireless incumbents battling newer entrants; Wednesday's session of the CRTC hearing into the wholesale wireless market featured one of the big three throwing its two...

U.S. channels have ‘little bargaining power’: CRTC

Media | 09/26/2014 7:40 pm EDT

Documents from the CRTC indicate its officials felt that if conventional television broadcasters from the United States had the right to negotiate their carriage by Canadian service providers, they would have "little bargaining power" due to their "marginal viewership" in Canada. "Since Canadian...

Internet regulation may be template for future of wholesale wireless

telecom | 09/26/2014 2:19 pm EDT

As the CRTC prepares for a week of hearings beginning Monday on the future of wholesale wireless in Canada, the rules regarding wholesale Internet access may be a predictor of how the regulator will...

Cogeco calls for regulated access to wireless networks

telecom | 09/25/2014 8:05 pm EDT

Cogeco Cable Inc. wants the CRTC to set up regulated access to established wireless carriers’ networks, president and CEO Louis Audet said during a conference call with media Thursday....

TekSavvy asks CRTC for help to launch TV service

Media | 09/16/2014 9:15 pm EDT

GATINEAU, Que. — Independent ISP TekSavvySolutions Inc. told the CRTC Tuesday it is considering becoming a TV distributor, on the same day that it announced a “partnership” with Hastings Cable Vision Ltd., an...

Rogers VP predicts end of TV broadcasting, as we know it

Media | 09/11/2014 11:09 pm EDT

GATINEAU, Que. — You can’t assume that young people who have never had subscription-TV service will eventually get it, Ken Engelhart, Rogers Communications Inc.’s vice-president of regulatory affairs, told the CRTC on Thursday. In the past, the number of subscribers increased at the same rate as the number of homes passed, though for the last four or five years, it has stayed flat and has now started declining, he said during Rogers’ appearance during the commission’s two-week Let’s Talk TV hearing into the future of television. “When digital...

Rogers changes privacy policy due to customer ‘concern’

telecom | 07/16/2014 9:10 pm EDT

Rogers Communications Inc.’s decision to change its privacy policy to require law enforcement agencies to provide a warrant or court order to obtain subscriber information was made partly due to...

Telecoms square off on government intervention

telecom | 06/18/2014 1:01 am EDT

TORONTO — Canada’s biggest telecom companies faced off with one of their smaller rivals over the government’s approach to regulating the wireless industry at the Canadian Telecom Summit on Tuesday. Ted Woodhead,...

Rogers received over 170,000 sub-info requests in 2013

telecom | 06/05/2014 8:08 pm EDT

Rogers Communications Inc. said Thursday it received 174,917 requests for information on subscribers from government agencies last year, though it did not say with how many it complied. The company...

Government wireless policy blasted at telecom conference

telecom | 05/01/2014 11:57 pm EDT

OTTAWA — Participants at a conference discussion about the wireless industry on Thursday blasted the federal government for its approach in trying to bring more competition to the sector, and a...

Small ISPs say cablecos ‘unduly discriminating’ against them

telecom | 10/01/2013 8:46 pm EDT

Canada’s small Internet service providers (ISPs) are asking the telecom regulator to impose extra costs on incumbent cablecos that offer wholesale Internet, said Ken Engelhart, senior vice-president of regulatory affairs at Rogers Communications Inc.  “They want to load a lot of extra costs onto us, but do they want to pay for those extra costs?” Engelhart said of the small ISPs, which filed a CRTC application asking the CRTC to impose new obligations on the cablecos. “It seems they want platinum service for a bronze price. I don’t know if that’s really fair.” In an application filed with the CRTC on Friday, the Canadian Network Operators...

Wind Mobile says ‘extreme rents’ higher than the cost of building a tower

telecom | 06/05/2013 2:17 pm EDT

TORONTO—Wind Mobile said it is paying “extreme rents” for wireless tower sharing and called for mandated tower access at regulated rates as the Conservative government is said to be considering stronger roaming and tower sharing rules favouring the new entrants. On a panel Tuesday...

CRTC says consumers can cancel wireless contracts after two years, no fees

telecom | 06/03/2013 2:08 pm EDT

Canadian wireless consumers can cancel long-term wireless contracts with mobile phone providers after two years without any cancellation fees, the CRTC said in new wireless code of conduct...

Rogers deal a win for Quebecor: analyst

telecom | 05/31/2013 5:21 pm EDT

A network sharing agreement between Rogers Communications Inc. and Quebecor Media Inc.'s telecom subsidiary is a “material win” for Videotron and positive for Rogers, RBC telecom analyst Drew McReynolds said. In a...

Rogers, Videotron reach network deal for capex savings, more competition in Quebec

telecom | 05/30/2013 7:09 pm EDT

Rogers Communications Inc. will be better positioned to compete against rival incumbent wireless carriers BCE Inc. and Telus Corp. in the Quebec market under a new network-sharing agreement with...

Don’t expect ruling on option deal until 2014: Engelhart

telecom | 04/23/2013 7:12 pm EDT

Rogers Communications Inc. does not expect Industry Canada to rule on its option agreement to acquire “new entrant” spectrum from Shaw Communications Inc. until the summer of 2014, Ken Engelhart, Rogers’ senior vice-president of regulatory affairs, said on a call with analysts. Rogers, Canada’s...

Bring-your-own-device market encouraged by incumbent discounts

telecom | 02/13/2013 3:57 pm EST

GATINEAU, Que.—Competition for wireless customers in the “bring your own device” market is intensifying as Telus Corp. and BCE Inc. offer discounted plans for customers with their own devices and Rogers Communications Inc. is looking at doing the same, company officials told CRTC commissioners at a hearing...

Rogers would use Shaw spectrum to quickly expand LTE services, Rogers, experts say

telecom | 01/24/2013 10:08 pm EST

Rogers Communications Inc. could quickly expand the capacity of its fourth-generation LTE network in lucrative Western Canadian markets to offer faster data speeds for a larger number of subscribers...