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Rogers focuses on past shortcomings for ethnic must-carry licence

Media | 11/26/2018 5:55 pm EST

GATINEAU, QUE. -- Rogers Communications Inc. is taking what it learned a year ago and is proposing to rectify what a previous CRTC panel said were shortcomings to run its national ethnic channel for a full five-year term. When the CRTC in 2017 granted Rogers the sole licence to operate its OMNI Regional as a mandatory channel broadcasters had to air on their slate of basic service television programs, it handed the licence on a shorter-than-requested three-year basis. It did so because...

Public consultation before closing TV stations unwarranted: Bell, Rogers

Media | 12/02/2016 12:53 am EST

GATINEAU, Que. — CRTC Chairman Jean-Pierre Blais floated the idea that the commission should require a public consultation before a broadcaster closes a TV station during the last day of its hearing on English-language TV licence renewals.   The question was put forth by Blais to BCE Inc., Corus Entertainment Inc. and Rogers Communications Inc. during the reply phase of the hearing Thursday. Currently, broadcasters can shut down local stations...

Companies should be compensated for 600 MHz spectrum reallocation: Rogers

Media | 04/19/2016 8:15 pm EDT

OTTAWA — Rogers Communications Inc. moved its request to be compensated for the sale of 600 MHz spectrum to a new battlefront Tuesday morning, with representatives pleading the company’s case with parliamentarians. During an appearance in front of the House of Commons standing committee on Canadian Heritage,...

Rogers, Corus seek dismissal of ‘terms of trade’ challenge

Media | 05/11/2015 8:09 pm EDT

Rogers Communications Inc. and Corus Entertainment Inc. are asking the Federal Court of Appeal to dismiss the Canadian Media Production Association's (CMPA's) challenge of CRTC's directive to eliminate the "terms of trade" agreement between the group and large broadcasters. Eliminating terms of trade...