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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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Wireless competition has improved. MTS deal hinges on investment in service

The Globe and Mail (subscription) - ‎16 hours ago‎
This deal will require approvals from a slate of entities, including the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission, the Competition Bureau and Industry Canada. In a move to make this deal more palatable to regulators (who may not ...
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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 ...

Digital Cancon Review: Be Wary of Old Whine in New Bottles

TheTyee.ca - ‎May 2, 2016‎
For example, the primary impetus behind the CRTC's much-maligned TalkTV consultation was the dramatic shift in the television landscape due to the internet.

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 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 ...

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

The New Hamburg Independent - ‎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.
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The challenge of reshaping Canada's cultural landscape

The Globe and Mail - ‎May 1, 2016‎
The CRTC had previously decided to keep a hands-off approach to the distribution of content on the Internet and mobile devices, and the courts ruled it had no authority over Internet services providers (ISPs), which some argue should be subject to ...

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 ...
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At Shoal Lake 40, Trudeau Vows to Close Digital Divide

Motherboard - ‎May 3, 2016‎
A recent poll, commissioned by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission, revealed that rural and northern Canadians were two and three times as likely, respectively, to be dissatisfied with the speed and reliability of their ...

BCE to buy Manitoba Telecom in friendly deal worth $3.9 billion

Prince George Citizen - ‎May 2, 2016‎
The deal will add Manitoba's largest phone, Internet and wireless company to a Montreal-based telecommunication business that stretches across Canada. BCE (TSX:BCE) is offering $40 per share in cash or equity for the Winnipeg-based company's stock ...
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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.

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 ...

BCE to buy Manitoba Telecom Services in friendly deal worth $3.9 billion

Westman Journal - ‎May 2, 2016‎
Each side has agreed to pay a $120-million break fee under certain circumstances if the deal isn't completed. The agreement will require various approvals, including from the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission, but is expected ...
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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.

Rousing the government from its communications slumber

Caledon Enterprise - ‎May 2, 2016‎
With your permission, I'll begin where I left off last week. The viewpoint seemed self-evident. “The question of whether high-speed Internet service was a want or a need passed unanswered more than a decade ago when foresight by Parliament and the CRTC ...

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 ...

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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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.
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