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Experts to ‘find solutions’ in broadcast, telecom review: Joly

Media | 06/05/2018 8:10 pm EDT

OTTAWA — The expert panel appointed by the federal government to spearhead its review of the Telecommunications Act and Broadcasting Act will have to figure out how to...

Peter Grant reappointed broadcasting arbitrator

telecom | 03/08/2016 3:30 pm EST

Elections Canada announced Monday that Peter Grant has been reappointed as broadcasting arbitrator. It said in a press release that the reappointment was made “by a unanimous decision of the parties represented in the House of Commons.” Grant, a communications lawyer with McCarty Tetrault, has acted as the broadcasting arbitrator since 1993, the release said. The broadcasting arbitrator is responsible for allocating air time that Canadian broadcasters provide during a general election to political parties, the release added....

Rights holders seek to double royalties for distant TV signals

Media | 11/24/2015 10:32 pm EST

OTTAWA — Rights holders of programming shown over distant TV signals are seeking to at least double the amount of money they receive from TV service providers, on a per subscriber basis, for...

Telecom and broadcasting converge as legislation remains separate

Media | 03/31/2015 5:38 pm EDT

A case involving BCE Inc.’s mobile-TV service that’s currently winding its way through the Federal Court of Appeal is just one example of how the lines between telecommunications and...