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CRTC Releases 2015 Radio Financials Report

FYI Music News - ‎Apr 26, 2016‎
Canada's broadcast regulator says overall revenue at Canada's 704 commercial stations declined slightly last year with revenues dipping slightly for the 2015 broadcast year, according to the CRTC's statistical and financial results for this sector ...
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Former CRTC head praises Ottawa for rethinking CanCon

The Globe and Mail - ‎Apr 25, 2016‎
“Clearly the Internet and the digital age have changed things, and we have to rethink how we foster Canadian content,” Konrad von Finckenstein, who was chairman of the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission from 2007-12, said ...
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CRTC chair makes strong call for national broadband strategy

The Globe and Mail (subscription) - ‎Apr 18, 2016‎
Expressing disappointment that Internet access and affordability received little attention in the country's fall election, Jean-Pierre Blais, chairman of the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC), noted that funding ...

CRTC Chair Jean-Pierre Blais At Internet Hearings: Where Are The Women?

Huffington Post Canada - ‎Apr 23, 2016‎
Blais, the chairman of the Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC), crunched some numbers on how much of a voice women have had in CRTC hearings, which help determine regulations for TV, internet and phone services ...

CRTC chair calls out telecom industry for lack of women at hearing

The Globe and Mail (subscription) - ‎Apr 21, 2016‎
Jean-Pierre Blais, chairman of the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC), made the remarks on Wednesday to a panel of three men representing the Canadian Cable Systems Alliance at the commission's three-week public ...

CRTC and NFB to Co-host Youth Edition of Discoverability Summit

Broadcaster - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
Jean-Pierre Blais, Chairman and CEO of the CRTC and Claude Joli-Coeur, Government Film Commissioner and Chairperson of the NFB, are pleased to welcome the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage, as a guest of honour to this event ...

Internet providers urge CRTC against subsidies to extend high-speed service

The Globe and Mail (subscription) - ‎Apr 21, 2016‎
BCE argues that the CRTC should prepare a report first to help guide the government in its spending decisions, but Mr. Daniels added, “If the commission does choose to act now, it could do so by redirecting existing voice contribution funds to ...
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Commercial radio revenue stable at $1.6B: CRTC

InsideHalton.com - ‎Apr 25, 2016‎
OTTAWA - Canada's broadcast regulator says overall revenue at Canada's 704 commercial stations declined slightly last year amid relative stability in advertising sales.

Manitoba internet speeds 2nd slowest in Canada

CBC.ca - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
CIRA manages the .CA domain and advocates for better internet speeds in Canada, noting the U.S. Federal Communications Commission's speed target is 25 Mbps while the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission has a target of 5 ...
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Leadership Sorely Needed on Canada's Broadband Strategy

TheTyee.ca - ‎Apr 25, 2016‎
Jean-Pierre Blais, chair of the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC), opened the hearing two weeks ago with a warning: even if an ideal speed target could be identified, there was no guarantee of regulatory action.

Governments are enemies of change

Toronto Sun - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
Think of the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC), which seems unaware that the world of information has gone around it and straight into smart phones.
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Robyn Urback: Heritage Minister has promised to overhaul broadcasters' CanCon requirements. Why not just abolish ...

National Post - ‎Apr 27, 2016‎
The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) took an incremental step in acknowledging this shift last year, when it loosened its Canadian quota for daytime television.
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CIRA internet performance tests show Western Canada lags

CBC.ca - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
The results showed a Canada-wide average download speed of 18.64 megabits per second. That's fast enough to download a 5GB HD movie in 36 minutes.

Preserving Canada's first LGBT TV show

Daily Xtra - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
Gayblevision was no stranger to controversy. In 1984, a Vancouver Sun column noted that the show's content, while popular, had received more complaints to the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) than any other show ...

Media Advisory - Content. Abundance. Discoverability. CRTC and NFB co-hosting Youth edition to Discoverability ...

Montreal Gazette - ‎Apr 27, 2016‎
OTTAWA, April 27, 2016 /CNW/ - Members of the media are invited to join the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) and the National Film Board of Canada (NFB) on May 2, 2016, in Toronto, Ontario, for a dynamic Youth ...
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Rogers says few customers switching to skinny TV packages, but more choice coming in Dec.

680 News - ‎Apr 18, 2016‎
The three months ended March 31 was the first since the country's broadcast regulator, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission, mandated all cable and satellite TV service providers offer basic cable packages capped at $25 a ...

New Amber Alerts earning some bad reviews

London Free Press - ‎Apr 27, 2016‎
Broadcasters are required by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission to break into programming with the alerts.
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Quebec crime-prevention channel seeks heritage minister's help to stay alive

CBC.ca - ‎Apr 19, 2016‎
The head of Avis de Recherche TV (ADR-TV) says its survival beyond the end of April hinges on her help. The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission revoked the channel's mandatory distribution status in August 2013, six years ...

Fill out this survey to help rewrite CanCon regulations

ChartAttack - ‎Apr 26, 2016‎
The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission, the regulatory agency that oversees Canadian broadcasting requirements, was established in 1968, in part, to promote creative and cultural content produced by Canadian creators ...
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Why Netflix's Canadian sales may top half a billion a year

bnn.ca - ‎Apr 18, 2016‎
Netflix has fought to keep its Canadian subscriber data under lock and key, even clashing over the data with the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission at a hearing in 2014. Estimates obtained by BNN suggest the streaming ...
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