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Ottawa councillor rallies support for CRTC fibre-op ruling

MetroNews Canada - ‎15 hours ago‎
Jeff Leiper tabled a notice of motion calling for councillors to support a Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) ruling that allows smaller companies to piggyback off the fibre-optics infrastructure of telecom giants like Bell.
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CRTC's ruling on Canadian ads during the Super Bowl is a fumble

The Globe and Mail (subscription) - ‎Feb 6, 2016‎
In its decision last year, the CRTC ruled that Bell's right to replace U.S. ads with Canadian ones on this particular show - a practice known as simultaneous substitution or “simsub” - will cease in 2017.
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Toronto council supports CRTC ruling on Internet access

The Globe and Mail (subscription) - ‎Feb 4, 2016‎
The company filed a petition to the Governor in Council in October, challenging part of a July decision by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) that will require BCE to give small Internet providers - such as TekSavvy, ...

Wikwemikong community TV5 presents to CRTC

Manitoulin Expositor - ‎Feb 9, 2016‎
A delegation consisting of Gordon Odjig, videographer producer, FirstTeltv5 Anne Marie Sandford, Communications Business Manager, FirstTel, Lawrence Enosse, Wikwemikong council member and Lyndsay Brisard, board director at the Wikwemikong ...

Digital divide: Is high-speed internet access a luxury or a right?

CBC.ca - ‎Feb 8, 2016‎
In an era when some Canadians are cutting back on groceries and skimping on the rent just to stay online, there's a growing argument that high-speed home internet access is no longer a luxury, but a necessity.

CRTC approval moves Bell, City of Hamilton closer to new MAA

Cartt.ca (subscription) - ‎16 hours ago‎
OTTAWA - The CTRC is helping Bell Canada and the City of Hamilton to kiss and makeup. As Cartt.ca reported last January, the two had been at a standoff over a new municipal access agreement (MAA) and asked the CRTC to step in. On Wednesday, the ...

Fears grow for future of community TV as CRTC set to hold hearings in Vancouver

The Province - ‎Jan 31, 2016‎
The topic comes to a head on Tuesday when the CRTC, Canada's governing body for public broadcasters, holds a public hearing in Vancouver at 858 Beatty St. The CRTC says funding formulas may need to be redirected to reflect changes in broadcasting.
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Bell's CRTC Appeal Will Raise Internet Prices, Reduce Investment

Huffington Post Canada - ‎Feb 3, 2016‎
Within 48 hours of last year's federal election, Bell Canada (BCE Inc.) invoked a rarely used procedure asking Cabinet to reverse a major pro-consumer CRTC decision. The decision continued a longstanding CRTC policy by granting small Internet service ...

CRTC executes its second malware investigation under Canada's Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL)

Lexology (registration) - ‎Feb 10, 2016‎
On January 27, 2016, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) announced that it executed a warrant under Canada's Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL).

Has The CRTC Opened The Door To Consolidation Among Canadian Independent Producers‎

Mondaq News Alerts (registration) - ‎Feb 5, 2016‎
In one of the CRTC's Let's Talk TV policy rulings, the CRTC determined to take a "big picture" view of the infrastructure of government support and private investment in the Canadian broadcasting sector.

Don't forget community TV, CRTC told

The Tri-City News - ‎Feb 1, 2016‎
CRTC is looking at alternatives for divvying up $151 million collected annually. One idea being touted is reallocating some of the money to commercial television stations to offset their declining revenues and ensure local television news stations can ...

CRTC hearing examines troubled local television stations

Winnipeg Free Press - ‎Jan 29, 2016‎
According to a study commissioned by the advocacy group Friends of Canadian Broadcasting, without swift intervention by the CRTC to create a new financial-support framework for the industry, as many as half of Canada's local TV stations could be forced ...

CRTC Calls for TV Licence Renewal Applications from Large TV Broadcasters

Broadcaster - ‎Feb 8, 2016‎
The Commission stated its intention to implement a number of policy determinations at the renewal of television licences owned by large English- and French-language ownership groups, which expire on 31 August 2017.

McARTHUR | CRTC ruling impacts Super Bowl Commercials

640 Toronto News - ‎Feb 8, 2016‎
Next year this ritual will be none existent as the CRTC ruled Bell will no longer have to simultaneous substitution or “simsub” with Canadian commercials starting in 2017.

CRTC Executes Another Raid In Malware Investigation

Mondaq News Alerts (registration) - ‎Feb 2, 2016‎
This is only the second such warrant executed by the CRTC under the anti-spam law. As in a recent previous announcement respecting the execution of a similar warrant, the warrant was issued as part of an ongoing investigation, and the party that was ...
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Cable companies mum on pick-and-pay and cheaper 'skinny' TV packages

CBC.ca - ‎Feb 2, 2016‎
In less than a month, big changes are coming that will usher in a new era of pick-and-pay television. But it appears none of the major cable and satellite TV companies wants to talk about it.

Thunder Bay's Dougall Media deals with loss of CRTC funding, ad revenue

CBC.ca - ‎Jan 29, 2016‎
The director of news and public affairs for Dougall Media in Thunder Bay says the local broadcaster may need to reinvent itself to deal with the challenges it's facing.
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Further CRTC Investigation Underway

Mondaq News Alerts (registration) - ‎Jan 31, 2016‎
For the second time the CRTC has publicized the execution of a warrant under the CRTC's powers under Canada's Anti-spam law (CASL).

CRTC sides with Bell over Avis de Recherche in distribution dispute

Cartt.ca (subscription) - ‎Feb 8, 2016‎
On Thursday, the CRTC dismissed the channel's complaint alleging that Bell's decision to cease distributing Avis de Recherche while continuing to carry its affiliated service Canal D/Investigation constituted a prima facie case of undue preference.

Fight over Net neutrality heats up

The Globe and Mail (subscription) - ‎Jan 31, 2016‎
Last week, parties filed what are expected to be the final round of comments with the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) on a regulatory challenge to Videotron Ltd.'s Unlimited Music program, which involves ...
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