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City Wide appeals Eastlink POI decision at CRTC

telecom | 06/30/2022 5:51 pm EDT

City Wide Communications Inc. is appealing the CRTC's decision not to force Bragg Communications Inc. to move its third-party internet access to downtown Halifax, Nova Scotia.  In a review and vary application filed with the regulator on June 23, City Wide argued that...

NorthwesTel details NWT outage

telecom | 06/28/2022 5:10 pm EDT

In response to a CRTC request for information from BCE Inc.-subsidiary NorthwesTel, the company detailed a brief territory-wide outage, followed by substantially longer localized outages around the Fort Liard area.  The trouble began, according to NorthwesTel’s filings with the CRTC, on June 11 when a construction crew working in Fort Liard severed a fibre cable in the area, though the filing redacts information about who the construction crew was working for.  “We do not have a record that the construction crew...

Hydro Ottawa reenters telecom market with Hiboo Networks

telecom | 04/28/2022 6:11 pm EDT

Hydro Ottawa is returning to the telecom market with the launch of Hiboo...

Quebec court authorizes class-action against Bell’s Télébec, Câblevision

telecom | 02/09/2022 6:09 pm EST

A Superior Court of Quebec judge has authorized a class-action lawsuit...

Shaw reports $33M increase in profit for Q1 2022

Media | 01/12/2022 4:41 pm EST

Shaw Communications Inc. saw a 20.2 per cent increase in its net earnings this quarter, jumping from $163...

Arbitrator dismisses Union complaint against Bell Technical Solutions 

telecom | 01/06/2022 4:52 pm EST

An Ontario-based labour arbitrator has dismissed a complaint by Unifor...

Safeguards can’t justify Rogers-Shaw merger: Bell to CRTC

Media | 11/25/2021 6:35 pm EST

No amount of proposed remedies will undo the damage of Rogers Communications Inc. gaining 47 per cent of the English-language broadcast distribution undertaking (BDU) market, according to representatives of BCE Inc., who Thursday asked CRTC commissioners not to approve their...

Court grants CIPPIC, Beanfield intervenor status in dynamic site-blocking case

Media | 10/14/2021 5:39 pm EDT

A Federal Court judge has granted intervenor status to the...

New ‘dynamic’ site-blocking needs new safeguards: CIPPIC 

Media | 09/22/2021 5:56 pm EDT

The site-blocking order that will block a rolling list of pirate streaming...

Hockey broadcasters seek injunction against pirate streamers

Media | 06/17/2021 6:11 pm EDT

Rogers Communications Inc., BCE Inc., and Quebecor Inc. are asking a...

Rogers, Shaw execs mum on spectrum at Industry committee  

Media | 03/29/2021 7:40 pm EDT

On the opening day Monday of hearings into Roger's proposed acquisition of...

Regulatory approval of Rogers-Shaw deal will hinge on wireless: Execs, analysts

Media | 03/15/2021 8:30 am EDT

From the perspective of Rogers Communications Inc. CEO Joe Natale,...

Government waives licence fees for broadcasters

Media | 03/30/2020 6:04 pm EDT

Canadian radio and TV broadcasters won’t have to pay licence fees for 2020-21 in a bid to help them navigate declines in advertising revenue caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Heritage Minister Steven Guilbeault announced the move, which he said had been made following consultations between the government and the CRTC, on Monday. The CRTC will simply not issue letters requesting payment for Part 1 licence fees for the 2020-21 year, saving broadcasters more than $30 million, according to the statement. "Canadian broadcasters are working hard to fulfill the mission of sharing credible...

Videotron buys cable company in Abitibi-Témiscamingue, Que.

Media | 01/02/2020 5:41 pm EST

Quebecor Inc.’s Videotron has purchased a local cable company operating...

English Canadian subs to OTT jumps to 65%: MTM

Media | 12/06/2018 1:17 pm EST

The number of English-speaking adults in Canada subscribing to over-the-top streaming services continues...

Viewing of U.S. kids’ linear TV channels in a freefall: analyst

Media | 11/16/2018 4:30 pm EST

Viewership of children’s TV channels in the United States declined by another 20 per cent in the past year, according to Bernstein Research analyst Todd Juenger. That decline means viewing of...

Most content pirates have TV subscriptions: MTM

Media | 11/15/2018 5:19 pm EST

More than half, or 59 per cent, of Canadians who pirate TV and movie content also have a TV subscription, according to a new report from Media Technology Monitor (MTM). “This likely indicates that pirating content has to do...

Comms law review panel extends comment period

Media | 11/05/2018 1:13 pm EST

The comment period for the government-appointed, blue-ribbon panel that’s reviewing Canada’s communications laws is being extended into next year. It is being lengthened to January 11, 2019, the panel has confirmed to The Wire Report. Submissions to the panel were originally due at the end of this month, on Nov. 30, but some groups had complained about the fast-approaching deadline. Last week, at the International Institute of Communications (IIC) annual conference, a consumer advocacy group had asked the head of the Broadcasting and Telecommunications Legislative Review Panel to...

Videotron losing its CEO as Brouillette announces departure

telecom | 10/16/2018 12:42 pm EDT

Manon Brouillette, who has been at the helm of Quebecor Inc.’s Videotron for the past five years, is leaving the company in what National Bank...

Broadcast revenue bleeding got worse in 2017: CRTC

Media | 07/09/2018 8:30 pm EDT

According to the latest data from the CRTC, the Canadian broadcasting and broadcast distribution...

Bains mum on if telecom concerns led to Aecon takeover denial

telecom | 05/24/2018 5:01 pm EDT

OTTAWA — Innovation Minister Navdeep Bains wouldn’t say Thursday...

Anglophone TV subs down slightly to 73%: MTM

Media | 03/09/2018 4:54 pm EST

The percentage of anglophones subscribing to TV service fell to 73 per cent in 2017 from 75 per cent a year earlier, according to the latest numbers from CBC/Radio-Canada’s Media Technology Monitor (MTM) project. Continuing...

CCSA says Rogers violating the rules in affiliation agreement dispute

Media | 03/02/2018 11:59 am EST

  The Canadian Cable Systems Alliance (CCSA) has filed a Part 1...

Bell, Telus report wireless sub gains from December promos

Media | 02/08/2018 6:27 pm EST

BCE Inc. and Telus Corp. both reported quarterly results for the three...

‘Technical issue’ hurt Rogers churn during Dec. wireless promos: CEO

telecom | 01/25/2018 4:54 pm EST

Rogers Communications Inc.’s systems had a technical glitch that...

As its TV ad revenue drops, Corus says ad tech is the future

Media | 01/10/2018 6:05 pm EST

Corus Entertainment Inc. executives emphasized their optimism about future...

Jim Shaw, former Shaw CEO, dies at 60

Media | 01/04/2018 1:05 pm EST

Shaw Communications Inc. said on Wednesday evening that its former CEO, Jim Shaw, has died. “Jim’s countless contributions to our company are integral to Shaw’s long-term strength and growth as a Canadian industry leader,” current CEO and brother Brad Shaw said in...

Bell needs to do more with ad tech, CEO says

Media | 11/02/2017 3:43 pm EDT

BCE Inc. CEO George Cope said the company needs to do a better job of finding opportunities in emerging advertising technology, as the company seeks additional revenue growth...

Freedom set to support older iPhones with spectrum rejig, deployment

telecom | 10/26/2017 5:37 pm EDT

Shaw Communications Inc. announced Thursday that it would move to redeploy...

Corus focuses on content over broadcast with Historia, Séries+ sale

Media | 10/18/2017 6:16 pm EDT

Corus Entertainment Inc. announced Tuesday it is selling two...

Look at high cost of à la carte channels, PIAC tells CRTC

Media | 10/17/2017 8:16 pm EDT

GATINEAU, Que. — There are still some problems with the implementation...

No business case, no set-top box measurement system: Cablecos

Media | 10/16/2017 8:29 pm EDT

GATINEAU, QUE. — Some companies in a working group crafted to measure how audiences consume content on set-top boxes (STB) told a panel of CRTC commissioners Monday that if there isn't a business case for the system, it may fail. “Whether or not, at the end of the...

Lori Rosenberg to join CCSA as VP of contracts

Media | 10/05/2017 3:00 pm EDT

The Canadian Cable System Alliance (CCSA) said Thursday that Lori Rosenberg will join its executive team...

CRTC licence decision sent back to drawing board

Media | 08/14/2017 5:55 pm EDT

A controversial CRTC decision that creative groups said would negatively affect the production of Canadian content will be sent back to the CRTC for reconsideration by the federal cabinet, Heritage Minister Mélanie Joly...

CRTC calls for comments on VOD, discretionary service dispute tool

Media | 08/04/2017 1:13 pm EDT

The CRTC is asking for feedback on whether it should add dispute-resolution provisions to its newly created Discretionary Services Regulations. In a call for consultations posted Friday, the...

BDU revenue losses accelerate to 2.1%: CRTC

Media | 07/27/2017 5:10 pm EDT

Canadian TV providers’ revenues dropped 2.1 per cent in 2016 — a marked increase from the 0.1 per...

Cogeco’s U.S. cable prospects more promising: Barclays

telecom | 07/17/2017 2:40 pm EDT

Cogeco Inc. can look to cable in the United States to see sustained growth compared to a harsher cable market in Canada, according to Barclays Capital analyst Phillip Huang. “Relative to...

Cogeco reports higher revenues and profit in Q3

Media | 07/14/2017 3:11 pm EDT

Cogeco Inc. reported stronger revenues and profits for its fiscal third quarter, the first earnings...

Alaraby Television Network approved for distribution

Media | 07/11/2017 5:29 pm EDT

The CRTC approved Tuesday an application by sponsor Ethnic Channels Group Ltd. to add Alaraby Television Network to its list of non-Canadian channels authorized for distribution. Ethnic Channels group said in its...

Cogeco expands U.S. biz with MetroCast buy

Media | 07/10/2017 1:08 pm EDT

Cogeco Inc. is again expanding its U.S. footprint, with the announcement Monday that it would purchase...

STB data measurement complex task, group says

Media | 06/30/2017 2:23 pm EDT

Activity by a working group tasked with studying the implementation of an audience measurement system via set-top boxes is slow, but steady, TV providers told the CRTC, with user privacy coming to bear as a top concern for those involved. Broadcast distribution...

CTV joins local news expansion parade

Media | 06/07/2017 12:15 pm EDT

An additional nine local CTV stations across the country will begin airing an early evening newscast this fall, BCE Inc.’s media division said Wednesday. “Local news is an essential institution that unites communities...

Rogers Media Sales signs with weather, food brands

Media | 06/06/2017 4:26 pm EDT

Rogers Communications Inc. announced Tuesday its media sales division had signed two deals that “expand reach and deliver brand-safe, premium-content environments to advertisers.” In a press release, the company said the...

CRTC calls for radio, BDU licence renewal applications

telecom | 05/31/2017 1:36 pm EDT

The CRTC is asking for holders of both radio and cable and IPTV broadcast distribution undertaking (BDU) licences that expire on Aug. 31, 2018 to apply to renew their licences. The commission said...

Cable no substitute in wholesale service gap areas: CNOC

telecom | 05/19/2017 4:46 pm EDT

The presence of cable infrastructure in locations where there is no telco option for wholesale Internet service is not a sufficient alternative, small Internet service providers (ISPS) are arguing in...

Terrebonne asks CRTC for help with access agreement

telecom | 05/18/2017 2:38 pm EDT

Another Canadian municipality is turning to the CRTC after failing to agree on a municipal access agreement with telecoms. The Montreal-area Terrebonne, Que., filed an application with the CRTC on May 12, telling the commission that it couldn’t reach an agreement with...

Illegal streaming on Kodi boxes in 6% of households: Sandvine

Media | 05/04/2017 8:10 pm EDT

A new report from broadband equipment maker Sandvine Corp. says about six per cent of households in North America “currently have a Kodi device configured to access...

Court dismisses appeal of set-top box sales ban

Media | 03/20/2017 8:33 pm EDT

MONTREAL — The Federal Court of Appeal dismissed Monday a challenge to an injunction on the sale of pre-loaded set-top boxes. “In our view, in light of the uncontradicted evidence, including the advertisement that...

TVO cancels plan to shut down OTA transmitters

Media | 02/17/2017 5:27 pm EST

Ontario public broadcaster TVO has decided to keep broadcasting over-the-air (OTA), after the provincial government moved to provide $1 million in funding to keep the transmitters operational. TVO said in a press...

TVO to end OTA broadcasts outside of Toronto

Media | 01/31/2017 7:34 pm EST

Ontario public broadcaster TVO will shut down eight over-the-air transmitters, keeping one transmitter in Toronto “for the purposes of the CRTC licence and to minimize distribution costs,” it said in a Jan....

Jay Thomson to head CCSA

telecom | 01/10/2017 9:31 pm EST

The Canadian Cable Systems Alliance (CCSA) has named Jay Thomson as its new CEO. Thomson, who is currently the vice-president of broadcasting policy and regulatory affairs for the Canadian Media Producers Association (CMPA), will start effective Feb. 1, 2017, the CCSA said in a press...

Big Three among biggest spenders on R&D in Canada

Media | 11/21/2016 9:04 pm EST

Rogers Communications Inc., BCE Inc. and Telus Corp. are near the top of this year’s list of the 100 companies in Canada that spend the most on research and development. The...

Blue Ant sells 4 shows to Discovery Communications

Media | 11/14/2016 7:11 pm EST

Blue Ant Media Inc. has sold four reality shows to Discovery Communications Inc., which will be broadcast on Discovery’s channels airing in the United States and Latin America. Blue Ant said in...

CCSA board responds to wrongful dismissal suit

telecom | 09/19/2016 8:05 pm EDT

The former CEO of the Canadian Cable Systems Alliance (CCSA) could not have been wrongfully dismissed since her employment contract was already up, the board of directors argued in court documents responding to a lawsuit by Alyson...

CRTC grills telecoms on skinny basic promotion, bundling

Media | 09/08/2016 1:01 am EDT

GATINEAU — A CRTC panel pressed Canada's largest TV service providers on whether they were doing enough to bring attention to new skinny-basic services, raising concerns that higher-tier services were receiving favourable treatment, on the first day of a hearing on skinny-basic implementation. The commission heard Wednesday from  Quebecor Inc.’s Videotron, Rogers Communications Inc., Shaw Communications Inc. and BCE Inc., who fielded questions on how they were faring with respect to implementing its skinny-basic rules, which came into effect on...

Bell’s Wholesale Code appeal, conditions of licence ask face stiff opposition

Media | 08/26/2016 9:14 pm EDT

BCE Inc. has “unclean hands” in its effort to have the Wholesale Code overturned by the federal Appeal Court while simultaneously applying to have removed certain conditions of...

Luc Noiseux named Cogeco chief technology officer

Media | 08/23/2016 2:37 pm EDT

Cogeco Inc. said Monday it appointed Luc Noiseux as the company’s new senior vice president and chief technology and strategy officer. Noiseux, whose appointment was effective Monday, joined the company...

Louise St-Pierre leaving Cogeco Connexion

Media | 08/12/2016 7:20 pm EDT

The head of Cogeco Inc.’s Canadian division is retiring after more than 17 years with the company, the company announced Friday. Louise St-Pierre, Cogeco Connexion president and CEO, will step down as...

Cogeco reports higher revenues, takes a hit from Peer 1

telecom | 07/07/2016 9:20 pm EDT

Cogeco Inc. reported higher overall revenues for the third quarter, but a write-down on its Peer 1 business pulled on the reins. The Montreal-based company reported its earnings for Q3, which...

CCSA sued for wrongful dismissal after Townsend departure

telecom | 07/07/2016 6:05 pm EDT

The Canadian Cable Systems Alliance (CCSA) is facing a lawsuit from former president and CEO Alyson Townsend, who is accusing the organization of wrongful dismissal. In a statement of claim filed in a New Brunswick court on June 30, Townsend is identified as the CCSA’s first employee, who incorporated the company in 1993. It now represents more than 115 independent cable, telephone and Internet television companies across the country. The CCSA confirmed Townsend’s departure last month, with little details as to the circumstances. “For a period of 23 years, Ms. Townsend had...

Anglophone TV subs fall to 73%: MTM

Media | 06/17/2016 9:12 pm EDT

The number of anglophones subscribing to TV service continues to fall, according to a new report by Media Technology Monitor (MTM), a project of CBC/Radio-Canada. In the spring of 2016, 73 per cent subscribed to TV...

CRTC ‘rebalances’ TV system funds; up to $90M available for local news

Media | 06/15/2016 10:44 pm EDT

The CRTC has established new funding for local television news in a decision on its local and community TV hearing, though advocates expressed concern that the changes won’t happen quickly...

CCSA president Alyson Townsend leaves post

telecom | 06/15/2016 3:26 pm EDT

Canadian Cable Systems Alliance (CCSA) president and CEO Alyson Townsend has left the organization, vice-president of corporate and regulatory Chris Edwards confirmed Wednesday. Jenny Bosien, CCSA’s finance director,...

Shomi, Crave in fewer than 1M households: SRG

Media | 06/14/2016 9:15 pm EDT

Solutions Research Group Consultants Inc. estimates fewer than one million Canadian households are currently subscribers to BCE Inc.’s CraveTV and Rogers Communications Inc.’s and Shaw...

Telecom told it can’t name and shame subs with unpaid bills

telecom | 06/09/2016 8:25 pm EDT

The office of the privacy commissioner has forced a cable provider to censor the names of customers with overdue accounts it made public, according to an incident summary posted on its website...

Mobile service gives Quebecor Q1 revenue boost

Media | 05/12/2016 7:39 pm EDT

Quebecor Inc. reported a five-per-cent increase to revenue in the first quarter of 2016, bringing in $975.4 million compared to $929 million the same period a year earlier. According to quarterly earnings...

Charter-Time Warner deal gets FCC approval

telecom | 05/09/2016 7:21 pm EDT

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has granted its approval to the merger of Charter Communications Inc., Time Warner Cable Inc. and Bright House Networks LLC, the regulator said in a press...

Charter-Time Warner merger moves ahead, with conditions

telecom | 04/26/2016 6:43 pm EDT

The U.S. Department of Justice has given its approval for a pair of Charter Communications Inc. acquisitions, which, according to a Monday press release, would create the second-largest cable company...

CRTC starts renewal process for TV provider licences

telecom | 04/21/2016 9:07 pm EDT

The CRTC issued a call for Thursday for IPTV and cable providers whose broadcast licences will expire in 2016 and 2017 to submit licence renewal applications. The regulator said that licensees with licences expiring on Aug. 31 this year should submit their renewal applications by May 5, while those whose licences expire in 2017 should submit the same information no later than Aug. 31 this year....

20% of Canadians don’t subscribe to TV: MTM

Media | 04/07/2016 8:20 pm EDT

The number of Canadians without TV subscriptions is currently 20 per cent, according to a pair of new reports from Media Technology Monitor, a project of CBC/Radio-Canada. MTM noted that “living without a paid TV...

23.7% of Canadian households don’t subscribe to TV: report

Media | 04/06/2016 6:35 pm EDT

A new report from Convergence Consulting Group Ltd. estimates 3.43 million Canadian households, or about 23.7 per cent, didn’t have a traditional TV subscription with a cable,...

Corus closes Shaw Media deal, announces new exec slate

Media | 04/01/2016 5:14 pm EDT

Corus Entertainment Inc. has closed its $2.65-billion acquisition of Shaw Communications Inc.’s media division and appointed a team of executive vice-presidents for the combined company....

CRTC approves Shaw-Corus deal, with no tangible benefits

Media | 03/23/2016 10:37 pm EDT

The CRTC has approved the acquisition of Shaw Communications Inc.’s media division by Corus Entertainment Inc., and decided not to require Corus to pay any tangible benefits, a contribution...

TV subscription rate down to 77%: MTM

Media | 03/22/2016 10:47 pm EDT

The percentage of Canadians subscribing to TV service in Canada fell to 77 per cent in the fall of 2015, according to a new report released Tuesday by Media Technology Monitor, a project of CBC/Radio-Canada. That’s a five-per-cent decrease from numbers reported a year earlier. MTM said the IPTV market, unlike cable and satellite, “is expected to grow in the coming years as its footprint expands.” MTM said subscriptions to IPTV services grew to 21 per cent by the fall of 2015, up from 18 per cent a year earlier. The report added that 53 per cent of subscribers were...

CRTC tells CCTS to step up enforcement, ‘naming and shaming’

Media | 03/17/2016 9:09 pm EDT

In addition to expanding the mandate of the Commissioner for Complaints for Telecommunications Services (CCTS) Thursday to include TV service, the CRTC told the organization to make more use of...

As skinny basic arrives, experts doubt consumer appeal

Media | 03/01/2016 9:41 pm EST

On the day Canadian TV providers were required to make their skinny basic options available to consumers, experts expressed skepticism about how many Canadians will sign up for the new offers and...

Rogers to offer $3-$18 theme packs with skinny basic

Media | 02/25/2016 8:34 pm EST

Rogers Communications Inc.’s $24.99 skinny basic offer will include the U.S. "4+1” networks ABC, NBC, CBS, Fox and PBS, and its theme packages will cost between $3 and $18. Rogers spokeswoman Jennifer Kett sent...

FCC opens “unlock the box” proposal to comment

Media | 02/19/2016 4:41 pm EST

A new proposal from the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) aims to free TV subscribers from their leased set-top box agreements with cable and satellite operators. In a 3-2 decision on...

Heritage committee to conduct study on news media

Media | 02/17/2016 9:34 pm EST

The House of Commons heritage committee will undertake a study on the news media. The committee will hold at least 10 meetings that will study how Canadians and “especially local communities, are informed about local and...

CMF, CMPA to help promote Canadian kids’ productions

Media | 02/08/2016 9:15 pm EST

The Canada Media Fund (CMF) said in a press release Monday that it has teamed up with eight organizations, including the Canadian Media Producers Association (CMPA) and the BCE...

CRTC asks Bell, Rogers, Shaw, Quebecor to renew TV licences

Media | 02/08/2016 8:38 pm EST

The CRTC said Monday that BCE Inc., Rogers Communications Inc., Shaw Communications Inc. and Quebecor Inc. should apply to renew their TV licences that will expire in...

CRTC approves new hybrid VOD service

Media | 02/01/2016 7:40 pm EST

The CRTC has approved a video-on-demand licence application by Gold Line Telemanagement Inc., a Markham, Ont.-based company that offers over-the-top (OTT) subscriptions to international TV and radio services. The commission...

Videotron says original show breaks Illico viewing record

Media | 01/28/2016 8:54 pm EST

Quebecor Inc.’s Videotron said Thursday that its over-the-top (OTT) service Club Illico’s original series Blue Moon reached 100,000 views in less than 48 hours within its launch. Videotron said in a French press release that Blue Moon was the first show to receive so many views in such a short period of time in the history of Club Illico, and added that this was the first show across all categories of content to break the record. It noted that the show was available to about 250,000 customers since Jan. 25. Last February Videotron announced it was going to begin producing...

CRTC news fund proposal would ‘gut’ community TV: Cogeco

Media | 01/27/2016 10:14 pm EST

Cogeco Communications Inc. told a CRTC hearing Wednesday that a plan the commission proposed to create a new fund for local TV news programming, to be funded by existing financial resources within the...

Bell, Channel Zero tell CRTC local TV needs help

Media | 01/26/2016 12:57 am EST

GATINEAU — The first day of the CRTC’s hearing on local and community television painted a picture of traditional TV in flux, as operators of conventional stations said declining ad revenue is making local TV...

CACTUS complaints result in 4 CRTC proceedings

Media | 01/25/2016 4:45 pm EST

The CRTC has grouped 61 complaints by the Canadian Association of Community Television Users and Stations (CACTUS) into four Part 1 proceedings, giving Shaw Communications Inc., Cogeco Cable Inc., Rogers...

ADR assured Videotron must keep it until dispute resolved

Media | 01/22/2016 5:28 pm EST

The CRTC has told officials representing ADR.TV and Quebecor Inc.'s Videotron that the latter must maintain distribution of the former as the CRTC sorts through a dispute between the two parties....

Gusto TV sells show to South Korean 4K channel

Media | 01/20/2016 4:36 pm EST

Canada's Gusto TV on Tuesday announced that has sold one of its original shows to a South Korean 4K channel. It said in a press release that 30 episodes of A is for Apple — a cooking-challenge program — had been sold UMAX, which is owned by Cable TV VOD Corp. UMAX is known as becoming the first dedicated 4K channel in the world in 2014. Gusto TV general manager Mark Prasuhn said in an email that A is for Apple and all of Gusto's original series are shot and produced in 4K, even though they are not yet being shown at this quality in Canada. He noted that much of the...

Telecoms to feel economic headwinds: analyst

Media | 01/18/2016 7:33 pm EST

Barclays Capital analyst Phillip Huang said Monday that providers of telecommunications services in Canada will feel the effects of the struggling economy. He said in a research note that most of repercussions from things such as...

Rogers broadcasts first 4K NBA game

Media | 01/15/2016 8:40 pm EST

Rogers Communications Inc., the National Basketball Association and BT Group PLC’s BT Sport teamed up Thursday to produce the world's first live broadcast of an NBA basketball game in 4K, a Rogers spokesman confirmed...

Cogeco looking to expand in the U.S. cable market: Audet

Media | 01/13/2016 9:48 pm EST

MONTREAL — Cogeco Inc. CEO Louis Audet said Wednesday that the company will prioritize its U.S. cable and Internet business over a potential wireless initiative in Canada. Speaking to reporters...

Tangible benefits unclear for Corus-Shaw deal: expert

Media | 01/13/2016 8:18 pm EST

Regulatory approval of Corus Entertainment Inc.'s planned purchase of Shaw Communications Inc.'s media division shouldn't be a problem since there's no real change in who's controlling the assets, said one...

CRTC proposes fund for local TV news

Media | 01/12/2016 8:33 pm EST

The CRTC is proposing a new fund to support local TV news programming, which would be funded by existing financial resources within the broadcasting system. The proposal was included a paper released Tuesday, which will be used...

CCTS to enforce TV service provider code

Media | 01/08/2016 5:38 pm EST

The Commissioner for Complaints for Telecommunications Services (CCTS) said in a press release Friday it will be responsible for administering the CRTC's new television service provider code of conduct. The new TV code, which...

TV service provider code takes effect September 2017

Media | 01/07/2016 10:21 pm EST

Television service providers have another 20 months before they are forced to abide by a new code governing their relationship with customers. The CRTC on Thursday released a finalized version of its television service provider...

Community TV channels do not meet CRTC standards: CACTUS

telecom | 01/07/2016 4:44 pm EST

The Canadian Association of Community Television Users and Stations (CACTUS) said Thursday that most cable community TV channels do not meet CRTC standards for operating a community TV channel,...

TV regulatory changes could cost 15,000 jobs: report

telecom | 01/05/2016 4:15 pm EST

New CRTC regulatory changes from the Let’s Talk TV decisions could lead to a loss of more than 15,000 Canadian jobs and take $1.4 billion from the Canadian economy annually by 2020, according to a new report released Tuesday that was co-authored by independent TV consultant Peter Miller and research company Nordicity. The report predicted that, in the next five years, decisions from Let’s Talk TV, particularly on the unbundling of services, will affect specialty channels and services with a loss of subscribers. It added that the changes could result in a $970-million decrease in...