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Heather Conway leaving CBC

Media | 11/05/2018 1:18 pm EST

CBC/Radio-Canada’s executive vice-president of English-language services, Heather Conway, is leaving the public broadcaster next month, the Crown corporation announced Monday. Conway will leave her role on Dec. 7 to “pursue other opportunities,” following five years working at Canada’s public broadcaster, according to a CBC press release. “It is with very mixed emotions I write to tell you that I will be leaving CBC at the end of this year (December 7, 2018),” Conway wrote in an internal note to CBC staff....

CBC digital expansion ahead of schedule

Media | 12/11/2017 2:58 pm EST

CBC/Radio-Canada has achieved its goal of doubling its digital reach more than two years early, the public broadcaster said in a press release Monday. It cited numbers from measurement company Comscore Inc. that showed its digital sites received an average of 18 million...

Canada needs a flexible federal smart city strategy, committee hears

telecom | 02/16/2017 9:29 pm EST

Canada is years behind other jurisdictions when it comes to government attention on the development of smart cities, Bill Hutchison, president of the i-Canada Alliance, an organization focused on the...

CBC ‘past the disruption stage’ of strategic plan: Lacroix

Media | 09/27/2016 10:51 pm EDT

CBC/Radio-Canada CEO Hubert Lacroix said during the public broadcaster’s annual meeting in Moncton, N.B., that “27 months after launching our 2020 strategy, we are past the disruption...

As OTA leaves 600 MHz, stations set for ‘difficult transition’: expert

Media | 08/18/2015 8:34 pm EDT

Industry Canada will repurpose the 600 MHz spectrum band for mobile use and collaborate with the United States on the move, which means at least some over-the-air (OTA) television stations will have...

MTS Classic TV phase-out hastened by CRTC rules

telecom | 11/14/2014 9:07 pm EST

Manitoba Telecom Services Inc.'s first generation of IPTV service was already on the way out, pushed aside by a more technologically advanced alternative the carrier started in 2009, but CRTC requirements for participation in...

Videotron wins right to broadcast channel in digital only

Media | 09/03/2014 7:39 pm EDT

On Wednesday the CRTC approved a move by Quebecor Inc.'s Videotron to drop the analog broadcast of TV channel ICI, an ethnic station from Montreal. The channel had originally signed a contract with Videotron for digital-only service, yet when the channel was launched it asked to be broadcast in the Montreal region by analog as well and Videotron was compelled to comply by the conditions of its broadcast licence. Now, the CRTC has amended that licence to exempt Videotron from being compelled to broadcast ICI in analog. Videotron filed an application in January for the exemption, arguing...

Ottawa company brings PVR capability to over-the-air TV

Media | 06/20/2014 3:11 pm EDT

Amid the many challenges television service providers were already facing, along came an Ottawa company making devices with digital recording capabilities and electronic-guide functionality for those...

James Moore unveils name, cover page of digital strategy

telecom | 02/28/2014 8:55 pm EST

Industry Minister James Moore showed off the cover page of the government’s digital economy strategy at a speech on Friday, saying the long-awaited policy was close to release, according to a...

Nearly 100 communities get TVO towers

Media | 03/20/2013 9:25 pm EDT

TVO gave away “close to” 100 of its analog broadcasting towers to communities in Ontario, the Canadian Association for Community Television Users and Stations (CACTUS) said. In a release Tuesday, CACTUS said nearly...

U.K. completes digital transition

telecom | 10/24/2012 8:08 pm EDT

The UK completed its transition to digital over-the-air television Wednesday as Northern Ireland became the last part of the country to turn off its analog transmitters, UK regulator Ofcom said. In a release, Ofcom said Northern...

Satellite service continues to provide free APTN signal to northern residents

Media | 08/14/2012 7:03 pm EDT

A free satellite service offered by the federal government, BCE Inc. and the Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN) is allowing northern residents to continue receiving APTN despite the loss of...

TVO offering 105 analog transmitters to local communities

Media | 07/31/2012 8:03 pm EDT

One hundred and five low-powered TVO analog TV transmitters scheduled for decommission this week are being offered to local communities to use at no cost, the Ontario Educational Communications...

TVO, TFO approved for analog shutdown

Media | 07/30/2012 8:00 pm EDT

Ontario’s French and English-language public broadcasters will begin decommissioning some of their 123 analog TV transmitters across the province on Tuesday after receiving the CRTC’s permission last week. In a pair...

CBC to be unavailable on antennas in 604 communities

Media | 07/19/2012 3:15 pm EDT

CBC/Radio-Canada's programming, including local news shows, will become unavailable using TV antennas in 604 communities across Canada under the broadcaster's plan to shut down its analog transmitters, according to a count...

CRTC clears CBC to shut down transmitters, communities to lose CBC

Media | 07/17/2012 9:39 pm EDT

The CRTC approved CBC/Radio-Canada’s plan to shut down all of its analog transmitters that support 23 English and French-language television stations across Canada. In broadcasting decision 2012-384, released Tuesday, the CRTC said it approved the CBC’s request to amend the licences of 23 TV stations to remove their analog retransmitters. The decision is expected to affect hundreds of communities, for which CBC has not switched the transmitters to digital over-the-air...