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CRTC proposes cost recovery regulations for digital news platforms

News | May 23, 2024

The CRTC is asking for comments on its proposed Cost Recovery Regulations aimed at regulating the funding of its new responsibilities under the Online News Act. The move...

CRTC grants Corus, TVA CanCon relief; other BDUs must wait

News | May 13, 2024

The CRTC approved amendments to Corus Entertainment Inc.'s broadcasting conditions that would grant the independent broadcaster much needed regulatory relief, gave Quebecor Inc. permission to alter its local news and programming requirements, and is forcing other...

CRTC accepts arbitration request in Bell, Quebecor sports channel dispute

Briefs | 05/22/2024 3:50 pm EDT

The CRTC is stepping in to resolve a dispute between BCE Inc. and Quebecor...

CRTC approves APTN programming changes; raises wholesale fee

Briefs | 05/14/2024 4:53 pm EDT

The CRTC has approved a request from APTN to consolidate its four channels...

Wildbrain reports revenue declines and net loss in Q3

Briefs | 05/10/2024 7:44 pm EDT

Kids and family entertainment company Wildbrain Ltd. released the financial results for its third quarter...

CBC still facing scrutiny in both chambers of Parliament

Briefs | 05/10/2024 5:25 pm EDT

CBC/Radio-Canada continued to come under fire in Parliament Thursday. The...

Quebecor Q1 revenues soar following Freedom takeover

News | May 9, 2024

Quebecor Inc. reported a robust increase in revenues and profits for the first quarter of 2024, driven largely by its acquisition of Freedom Mobile last year. The telecom company discussed its financial results during a conference call on Thursday. For the three months...

Sylvain Lafrance named chair of Telefilm Canada

Briefs | 05/08/2024 7:33 pm EDT

Sylvain Lafrance has been appointed the new chair of Telefilm Canada, effective Thursday. His term will...

Bloc continues to hammer CBC integration plans

Briefs | 05/06/2024 7:36 pm EDT

Monday the Bloc Québécois continued its assault on plans for CBC/Radio-Canada to merge some of its...

Miracle Channel gets licence for discretionary service

Briefs | 04/29/2024 4:00 pm EDT

The Miracle Channel Association (MCA) has been granted a licence for a...

Rogers sells Monday night NHL rights to Amazon Prime streaming service

Briefs | 04/25/2024 1:24 pm EDT

Rogers Communications Inc. announced Thursday that it is entering into an...

Bell Media launches FAST channels in English and French

Briefs | 04/25/2024 1:14 pm EDT

BCE Inc. announced Thursday that it is launching seven English and three...

WildBrain appoints Mark Trachuk as general counsel

Briefs | 04/22/2024 12:29 pm EDT

Portrait photo of WildBrain general counsel Mark Trachuk in a white shirt and grey suit, in front of a blue background.Toronto entertainment company WildBrain Ltd. has named Mark Trachuk as its general counsel. He will also...

CRTC sets final conditions of service on three broadcast licence holders

Briefs | 04/05/2024 6:12 pm EDT

The CRTC issued a series of decisions providing addenda to...

Eastlink unveils video streaming app

Briefs | 03/26/2024 5:34 pm EDT

Eastlink store on South Park St., Halifax, N.S.Bragg Communications Inc.’s Eastlink announced Tuesday that it is introducing a video streaming...

Conservatives attack CBC in House and Senate

News | May 9, 2024

The Conservative Party launched attacks on CBC/Radio-Canada Wednesday after several days of the Bloc Québécois firing broadsides. The party used question period in both the House of Commons and the Senate to lambaste the public broadcaster. Opposition leader Pierre...

CRTC to consider new radio station for Yellowknife

Briefs | 03/14/2024 4:19 pm EDT

The CRTC has decided to look at whether the town of Yellowknife, NWT can support another FM radio...

Indigenous Screen Office to receive permanent funding

Briefs | 03/14/2024 4:01 pm EDT

The Indigenous Screen Office (ISO) will receive permanent government funding to support Indigenous-led...

TVA reaches agreement with CUPE local in Quebec

Briefs | 03/04/2024 12:37 pm EST

Quebecor Inc. subsidiary Groupe TVA has reached an agreement with CUPE local 687, which represents...

Senator questions genocide provisions of Online Harms Bill

Briefs | 03/01/2024 3:58 pm EST

A member of the Independent Senators Group is questioning why penalties for...

CBC’s finances improving, no more job cuts needed, Tait tells heritage committee

News | May 8, 2024

CBC/Radio-Canada has significantly reduced its financial shortfall and will not be cutting any more jobs to balance its budget this year, the public broadcaster’s president...

St-Onge appoints committee to look for new CBC president

Briefs | 03/01/2024 3:50 pm EST

Minister of Canadian Heritage Pascale St-Onge announced Friday an...

CBC and Canadian Media Guild reach tentative agreement

Briefs | 03/01/2024 3:25 pm EST

CBC/Radio-Canada and the Canadian Media Guild have inked a tentative labour...

Senator urges government to increase print advertising

Briefs | 02/29/2024 3:56 pm EST

A Quebec senator is calling for the government to increase its spending in newspapers and magazines. During Wednesday’s Question Period, Independent Senators Group member Tony Loffreda said...

Online News Act proceeding coming in March

Briefs | 02/13/2024 5:10 pm EST

The CRTC will initiate public consultation on Canada's Online News Act, formerly known as Bill C-18, next...

Stingray reports revenue growth in Q3 results

Briefs | 02/07/2024 1:23 pm EST

Stingray Group Inc. saw an increase in growth and revenue as it issued its third quarter results on...

CBC to pay costs to Ontario after losing case before Supreme Court

Briefs | 02/02/2024 4:16 pm EST

CBC/Radio Canada has been ordered to pay costs after it lost a case over...

BQ calls for support of CBC/Radio Canada and other media outlets

Briefs | 02/01/2024 12:29 pm EST

The Bloc Québécois is calling for CBC/Radio-Canada to have its funding...

Government announces $100M for Telefilm

Briefs | 01/31/2024 4:37 pm EST

The Government of Canada is supporting Canadian feature films and television productions by investing...

Bloc condemns reported integration of CBC English and French services

News | May 3, 2024

The Bloc Québécois has sounded the alarm after a report in La Presse that CBC/Radio-Canada is planning to merge some of its operations between English and French services....

Corus restructures content leadership team 

Briefs | 01/29/2024 3:40 pm EST

Corus Entertainment Inc. announced Monday its plans to restructure its original content leadership team...

CRTC commissioner encourages participation in upcoming consultations 

Briefs | 01/22/2024 4:02 pm EST

As it gears up to launch several public consultations aimed at modernizing...

CMPA joins international call for streaming regulation

Briefs | 01/17/2024 3:50 pm EST

The Canadian Media Producers Association (CMPA)  has joined up with other...

Supreme Court dismisses leaves to appeal in CBC, Samsung cases

Briefs | 01/11/2024 4:36 pm EST

CBC/Radio-Canada will not be permitted to appeal a lower court’s ruling...

Bell pleased with subscription numbers as it releases Q1 figures

News | May 2, 2024

BCE Inc. issued its first quarter 2024 results Thursday morning and featured a mixed bag of returns. Subscriptions were up, earnings were down and average revenue per user (ARPU) was constant. Postpaid wireless phone subscriptions jumped from 43,289 in Q1 2023 to 45,247...

Cogeco Media to adopt Quickplay’s OTT platform

Briefs | 01/09/2024 5:30 pm EST

Cogeco Inc. is partnering with Quickplay to adopt their cloud-native OTT platform, the company announced in a Tuesday press release. The collaboration will offer Cogeco Media's five million listeners...

Ministers reluctant to endorse Catherine Tait’s leadership at CBC

Briefs | 12/12/2023 3:04 pm EST

The current and past Minister of Canadian Heritage were loath to endorse...