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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, ...

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.

Wikwemikong community TV5 presents to CRTC

Manitoulin Expositor - ‎5 hours ago‎
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 ...

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.

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

Lexology (registration) - ‎1 hour ago‎
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).
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Ottawa won't overturn CRTC ruling allowing Oprah network to broadcast in Canada

Vancouver Sun - ‎Jan 28, 2016‎
The ruling upheld a 2015 CRTC decision that allowed Corus Entertainment Inc. to amend its broadcasting licence so it could keep airing programming from U.S.
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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 calls for licence renewal applications from big ownership groups

Cartt.ca (subscription) - ‎Feb 8, 2016‎
OTTAWA - The CRTC is asking for broadcast licence renewal applications from the country's big English- and French-language ownership groups for their services that have licences set to expire in 2017.

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.

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.

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 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.

CRTC requests group-licence renewal applications

Playback (subscription) - ‎19 hours ago‎
The CRTC announced Monday it has asked the country's large ownership groups to submit licence renewal applications for television licences that are set to expire on Aug. 31, 2017.

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 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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CRTC serves warrant at Niagara locations

Niagara Falls Review - ‎Jan 27, 2016‎
The CRTC launched an investigation following a lead from FireEye Inc., a U.S.-based company specializing in cyber threat protection and forensics.
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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.

Warrant Issued For Malware Under Canada's Anti-Spam Law

Lexology (registration) - ‎Feb 1, 2016‎
The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission ("CRTC") has executed a warrant under Canada's anti-spam law (commonly known as "CASL") to investigate the installation of malware and the alteration of transmission data.

CHET TV makes its case for support to the CRTC

Alaska Highway News - ‎Jan 28, 2016‎
Sabulsky hopes to push the CRTC to mandate more support from broadcast distributors for community stations, to make up for advertising dollars lost to bigger networks.
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