Coarse Language Requires Post-9:00 pm Time Slot & Viewer Advisories, Says Canadian Broadcast Standards Council

The Canadian Broadcast Standards Council (CBSC) today released its decision concerning TVA’s broadcast of Juste pour rire:  Le gala hommage à Denise Filiatrault on January 15, 2012.  The CBSC found that TVA breached the Canadian Association of Broadcasters’ (CAB) Code of Ethics for broadcasting coarse language in a program that began before 9:00 pm and for failing to provide viewer advisories.

Rogers strikes multiplatform deal to carry TVA, TVA Sports and Sun News

Today Rogers Communications, announced an agreement with Groupe TVA Inc. and Sun News to offer TVA Network, TVA Sports and Sun News content to Rogers customers. The multiplatform agreement includes on-demand content, mobile rights, access to TVA Sports and continued distribution of Sun News. The deal will also make available, in the near future, quality French-language programming on-the-go with TVA …

TV viewers to vote by cell phone

Viewers will use their wireless phone to vote in the new French music talent show “Star Académie”, Rogers AT&T and LIPSO announced on February 13th. They will be able to communicate with the show’s participants in real-time, a first in Quebec.

LCN Complains to the CRTC against Bell ExpressVu

TVA Group Inc. has filed a complaint with the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) concerning Bell ExpressVu’s business practices, which are depriving Le Canal Nouvelles (LCN) of substantial revenues. The practices in question involve the direct sale by Bell ExpressVu and its authorized agents of multiple decoders to new customers, for use in the customer’s primary residence and secondary …