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TV subscribers dwindling, but prices rise, CRTC data shows

CBC.ca - ‎Jul 13, 2016‎
About 160,000 Canadians cancelled their TV subscription last year, but the industry managed to offset that loss by charging the remaining customers more.

Advocacy group asks CRTC to declare Quebec's online gambling bill unconstitutional

The Globe and Mail - ‎Jul 12, 2016‎
“PIAC brought its complaint to the CRTC because Bill 74 violates a long-standing recognition of federal jurisdiction over telecommunications and owing to concerns about what could happen if one province is allowed to order ISPs [Internet service ...

CRTC rules Sugar Mobile can continue using Rogers' network, at least for now

MobileSyrup.com - ‎Jul 14, 2016‎
The CRTC, Canada's regulating body for the telecom industry, has given a temporary order that Sugar Mobile (which is still under a year old) can continue to use Rogers' network for roaming purposes.

CRTC Deals Crippling Blow to Community Television — Cactus

Broadcaster - ‎Jul 19, 2016‎
The CRTC's June 15th decision redirects money for community TV to private news production in a handful of mid-sized Canadian cities where local news is no longer profitable for Canada's media giants, such as Rogers, Bell, Shaw, and Videotron.

“Why raid community TV?”, CACTUS asks CRTC over new policy

Cartt.ca (subscription) - ‎Jul 22, 2016‎
OTTAWA - The CRTC's new policy framework for local and community television is a “crippling blow” to Canada's community TV industry, says the Canadian Association of Community Television Users and Stations (CACTUS).

CRTC Releases 2015 Financial Results for Cable, IPTV and Satellite Providers

Broadcaster - ‎Jul 12, 2016‎
The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission today released statistical and financial information on Canadian cable, Internet Protocol television (IPTV) and satellite companies for the year ending on August 31, 2015.

CRTC Calls for Comments on APTN's Request for Change to Condition of Licence

Broadcaster - ‎Jul 21, 2016‎
Application by Aboriginal Peoples Television Network Incorporated relating to the national, English- and French-language specialty Category A service APTN.

CRTC says Ottawa blues station can change its tune

Cartt.ca (subscription) - ‎Jul 20, 2016‎
While renewing the broadcasting licence for the Torres Media Ottawa-owned station through August 31, 2023, the CRTC also deleted CIDG-FM's condition of licence relating to the broadcast of Canadian jazz and blues selections, noting a requirement in ...

CRTC Selects Videotron's Offer on Subscriber Wholesale Rates for RDS Services

Broadcaster - ‎Jul 12, 2016‎
The CRTC sets out its decision on an application for final offer arbitration by Videotron G.P. regarding the distribution of Bell Media Inc.'s RDS services.
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CRTC shows cable, IPTV and satellite subscriptions declined in 2015, but revenue is steady

MobileSyrup.com - ‎Jul 12, 2016‎
The CRTC's data focuses on companies that offer cable, satellite and Internet Protocol television (IPTV), like Zazeen or Vmedia, which deliver television services through the internet, much like VOIP services for phones.

CRTC Calls for Comments on New Radio Station to Serve Georgina, Ontario

Broadcaster - ‎Jul 12, 2016‎
The CRTC has received an application for a broadcasting licence to operate a new commercial radio station to serve Georgina, Ontario.

CRTC sides with Videotron on RDS fee

Cartt.ca (subscription) - ‎Jul 13, 2016‎
OTTAWA - The CRTC has ruled that Videotron's proposed rate increase for carriage of French-language sports services RDS and RDS2 is “more reasonable” than that proposed by the channels' parent Bell Media.

Le CRTC donne raison à Vidéotron

Le Journal de Montréal - ‎Jul 13, 2016‎
Le Conseil de la radiodiffusion et des télécommunications canadiennes (CRTC) vient de donner raison au câblodistributeur Vidéotron, dans un différend qui l'opposait à Bell Média concernant les hausses tarifaires exigées par cette dernière pour la ...

How often are payphones used in Alberta?

Globalnews.ca - ‎Jul 19, 2016‎
A survey done for the CRTC found that only 32 per cent of Canadians used a payphone even once in the last year, compared to 50 per cent who reported occasional use in 2004.

Battle between big, indie Internet providers heats up over proposed wholesale access rates

Financial Post - ‎Jul 13, 2016‎
Smaller providers were baffled when the proposed wholesale rates went up almost across the board even though the CRTC indicated the existing rates were likely not just and reasonable.

Regulating the Internet is an obsolete throwback plan

Hamilton Spectator - ‎Jul 24, 2016‎
A recent study from the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives called for the CRTC to end the Digital Media Exemption Order (DMEO) and begin regulating over the top (OTT) video providers such as YouTube and Netflix.

Telus Corp claims new refund regulations will cost the company 'tens of millions'

Financial Post - ‎Jul 22, 2016‎
The decision stemmed from a dispute between Quebecor Inc.-owned Vidéotron and Bell Canada, but the CRTC expanded it to include all service providers.

Around The Dial: Broadcast News Today

FYI Music News - ‎Jul 19, 2016‎
The CRTC has renewed the licence renewal for Torres Media-owned DAWG FM Ottawa (CIDG-FM) from Sept. 2016 through Aug. 31, 2023.

Ethnic broadcasters oppose Rogers' OMNI application

Cartt.ca (subscription) - ‎Jul 18, 2016‎
GATINEAU - Five Canadian ethnic broadcasters have written a letter to the CRTC saying Rogers Media's application to make OMNI-TV a national, must-carry specialty service is off-side.

Are You Compliant with Canada's Anti-Spam Law? Expect the Multi-Million Dollar Lawsuits to Start Next Year

Lexology (registration) - ‎17 hours ago‎
Currently, CASL is enforced by three federal agencies: (i) the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (“CRTC”), (ii) the Competition Bureau, and (iii) the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada. Beginning on July 1, 2017, ...
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