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CRTC proposes a new approach to national news services

Today, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) invited Canadians to participate in a review of its policy on the licensing of Canadian national news television services. It also invited comments on the distribution conditions for these services and for foreign news services. ...

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CRTC approves BCE’s bid to acquire Astral’s television and radio services

Today, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) approved an application by Astral Media Inc. to sell its pay and specialty television channels, conventional television stations and radio stations to BCE Inc. The CRTC’s approval comes with a number of conditions that are necessary to uphold the public interest. ...

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Rogers Media Receives Final CRTC Approval to Acquire Score Media

Rogers Media today received final regulatory approval from the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) to acquire Score Media Inc., which has been held in trust since October 19, 2012.  With today’s approval, Rogers Media will integrate the operations and financial results of Score Media effective immediately. The acquisition of Score Media includes The Score, Canada’s third large ...

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VMedia to Appear Before the CRTC

The VMedia team will be appearing before the CRTC on Friday, April 26, to intervene against applicants for mandatory carriage licences. This form of licence, if awarded, would oblige every Canadian consumer who gets a basic package to receive and pay for a channel with this licence.  ...

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CRTC releases 2012 financial results for Canadian cable and satellite companies

Today, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) released statistical and financial information on Canadian broadcasting distribution companies for the broadcast year ended August 31, 2012. During the past year, cable companies reported a modest growth in revenues and subscribers, while satellite companies recorded a decline in both categories. The combined revenues for these co ...

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CBC plans to go more commercial

CBC is presenting a plan this morning for the renewal of its broadcasting licences that will make it less of a public service broadcaster, and less distinctive, if approved by the CRTC, according to the watchdog group, Friends of Canadian Broadcasting. ...

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