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All things CRTC from Broadcast Dialogue, Canada’s broadcast industry publication of record.

Critics say CRTC telco report lacks accountability, commitment

Critics say while the CRTC report on misleading and aggressive telecom sales practices acknowledges there's a problem, it stops short of committing to any...

CRTC finds misleading telco sales practices occurring to an “unacceptable degree”

The CRTC says it will implement a nationwide secret shopper program, among other measures to be considered, to try to combat misleading sales practices...

TekSavvy questions data omissions in CRTC report

TekSavvy has issued a letter to the CRTC questioning the quality of its 2018 Communications Monitoring Report. Published on Dec. 20, 2018, the Chatham, ON-based...
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CRTC asks for authority to regulate online service providers like Netflix

The CRTC asks for authority to regulate online service providers like Netflix and Spotify, and fine broadcasters, among other new powers in its written...

CRTC takes steps to make lower-cost data-only wireless plans available

The CRTC has announced that Bell, Rogers and Telus will offer data-only wireless plans for as low as $15/month, as part of the regulator's effort to...

Telus, Shaw tell CRTC no need for national, multi-ethnic TV service

As a third day of CRTC hearings continued Wednesday on a national multi-ethnic television service and who might operate it, the commission heard from...

Roundhouse Radio shareholders to sell to South Fraser Broadcasting for $600K

The shareholders of defunct Vancouver talk station Roundhouse Radio (CIRH-FM) have applied to the CRTC to sell its assets to South Fraser Broadcasting Inc.  Roundhouse...
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CRTC asks Canadians to weigh in on proposed code of conduct for ISPs

The CRTC says it's taking action to address increasing complaints about internet services. The commission is seeking comments on the need for a mandatory code...

CRTC hearings on questionable telco practices wrap

CRTC hearings on misleading and aggressive sales practices by the country's telecom providers concluded Friday afternoon, with Shaw, Rogers and Bell disputing that questionable...

CRTC greenlights Stingray’s purchase of Newcap

The CRTC has approved Stingray Digital Group's purchase of Newfoundland Capital Corporation Limited (NCCL) and its radio and television stations for $523,949,242. In addition to the...
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