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CRTC pushes cable providers, public to tell all about new $25 basic TV packs

CBC.ca - ‎May 25, 2016‎
The cable companies' answers are tucked away at the bottom of a lengthy CRTC document. After CBC News highlighted the problem, the CRTC responded that it was working on a solution. At 8 p.m. ET tonight, a new direct link to the TV providers' answers ...
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Two studies, two think tanks, same conclusion – CRTC needs reform

iPolitics.ca (subscription) - ‎4 hours ago‎
Two studies released Wednesday - one from the C.D. Howe Institute, and another from the Fraser Institute - say Canada's broadcasting laws and regulations are outdated and are not keeping up with the pace of technological change in the industry.

CRTC may pull plug on pick-and-pay cable packages when Blais departs, expert predicts

bnn.ca - ‎5 hours ago‎
On Tuesday, the CRTC announced it will hold a public hearing in September to evaluate the implementation of pick-and-pay services.

CRTC launches public hearing to evaluate skinny basic cable

Calgary Sun - ‎May 24, 2016‎
As of March 1, the CRTC mandated cable and satellite TV service providers to offer basic cable packages capped at $25 monthly and let consumers either add channels onto their subscriptions in an a-la-carte manner or through prepackaged bundles.

CRTC launches public hearing to evaluate so-called skinny cable TV

Calgary Herald - ‎May 24, 2016‎
CTRC Chairman Jean-Pierre Blais speaks to media at the CRTC offices in Gatineau, Que., on March 19, 2015. Canada's broadcast regulator is launching a public hearing to evaluate the implementation of so-called skinny TV services.

As a condition of their licence renewal, cable companies must provide the CRTC with details about their $25 basic TV ...

CBC.ca - ‎May 13, 2016‎
If their $25 basic TV packages fail to meet CRTC expectations, cable companies could face trouble as they try to renew their broadcast licences.

Ontario commissioner extends legal battle with CRTC chairman

The Globe and Mail (subscription) - ‎May 20, 2016‎
The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) said on Wednesday that it will hold a public inquiry in the fall into the practice of “zero-rating,” which is when Internet or wireless providers exempt certain services (such as ...
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CRTC to explore Net neutrality in hearing on Internet, wireless data pricing

The Globe and Mail (subscription) - ‎May 18, 2016‎
The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) received multiple complaints after Videotron introduced the Unlimited Music program in September and the commission said Wednesday it would rule on the Videotron case on ...

CRTC directs Internet and TV providers to give refunds

CTV News - ‎May 20, 2016‎
A CRTC order that was supposed to protect you from being double billed wasn't working and now the Commission has sent a strong message to companies to stop billing customers after they cancel their service.
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CRTC estimates $3.3M in costs to investigate, enforce National Do Not Call List

Toronto Sun - ‎May 17, 2016‎
OTTAWA -- The CRTC estimates it will cost the broadcast regulator $3.3 million this year to investigate alleged violations of the National Do Not Call List and enforce the program.

Ashby: In the CRTC's game of thrones, cable companies must lose

Ottawa Citizen - ‎May 24, 2016‎
Canadian content rules and CRTC regulations have ensured that Canadian producers are rewarded for creating content, so long as it's aggressively Canadian.

CRTC demands 'skinny' TV details from companies as part of annual broadcast licence renewals

Financial Post - ‎May 13, 2016‎
“A lot of people complained they're not getting what we promised,” CRTC spokeswoman Patricia Valladao said in an interview, cautioning that the CRTC gets a high volume of complaints for any big change. The regulator is monitoring the industry and “won ...

Videotron's Unlimited Music To Receive Ruling From CRTC

Android Headlines - ‎May 20, 2016‎
The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) announced that they are going to investigate the different pricing practices when it comes to wired and wireless data plans by way of a public hearing starting on October 31, 2016.

CRTC Calls for Comments on Conditions of Licence for TV, Specialty and On-Demand

Broadcaster - ‎May 24, 2016‎
The CRTC has called for comments on standard conditions of licence, expectations and encouragements for television stations, discretionary services (i.

Shoan launches another judicial review challenging CRTC chairman's authority

Cartt.ca (subscription) - ‎May 23, 2016‎
OTTAWA - The conflict between CRTC Ontario commissioner Raj Shoan and chairman Jean-Pierre Blais has escalated again. Earlier this month, Shoan filed another judicial review with the Federal Court of appeal once again challenging the CRTC ...

Crtc switch activated during fasting helps halt spread of intestinal bacteria into bloodstream

News-Medical.net - ‎May 18, 2016‎
The new study is part of an ongoing collaborative effort by the Montminy lab and the lab of Salk Professor John Thomas to pin down the mechanisms that a genetic switch in the brain called Crtc uses to control energy balance. A constant network of ...

CRTC: Do Not Call List enforcement to cost $3.3M | North Bay Nugget

The North Bay Nugget - ‎May 17, 2016‎
OTTAWA -- The CRTC estimates it will cost the broadcast regulator $3.3 million this year to investigate alleged violations of the National Do Not Call List and enforce the program.

CRTC chief deems Internet a necessity

Manitoba Co-operator - ‎May 17, 2016‎
“We had put forth a resolution to have the CRTC lobbied to make it an essential service, because it is an essential service,” he said.
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CRTC Hearings Begin on New Ethnic Stations in Vancouver

Broadcaster - ‎May 17, 2016‎
The CRTC has commenced hearings to consider applications to operate new ethnic commercial AM and FM radio stations in the Greater Vancouver market, including the City of Surrey.
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