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$30M in broadcaster licence fees waived amid pandemic ad revenue slump

The CRTC will be waiving Part I licence fees for broadcasters for the 2020-21 fiscal year, representing a collective savings of $30 million for...

Guilbeault wants broadcast reform bill tabled by June

Canadian Heritage Min. Steven Guilbeault says he's aiming to have a broadcast reform bill tabled in the House of Commons by June. Speaking at the...

What classifies as “media” redefined under BTLR recommendations

The Broadcasting Telecommunications Legislative Review panel has issued 97 recommendations to government, including a redefinition of what classifies as "media" under the CRTC's jurisdiction...

CRTC initiates commercial radio policy review

The CRTC has initiated its review of the policy framework governing commercial radio. The first commercial radio policy update since 2014, it will encompass issues...

CRTC extends public consultation on CBC/Radio-Canada licence renewal

The CRTC is extending the public consultation period on CBC/Radio-Canada's licence renewal by one week. The commission says the extension follows the submission of a...

Canadian ads will be back for 2020 Super Bowl following SCOC ruling

The Supreme Court of Canada (SCOC) has quashed a CRTC order that has prohibited simultaneous substitution of American ads during the Super Bowl since 2017. In...

Bell’s proposed ‘V’ acquisition threatens to crush competition, says Quebecor

Quebecor is asking the CRTC to outright deny Bell Media's application to acquire the French-language V network. In its intervention to the commission, filed Friday,...
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CRTC opens public Facebook consultation on CBC/Radio-Canada

The CRTC is asking Canadians for their opinions on CBC/Radio-Canada programming as part of the public broadcaster's licence renewal process. "CBC/Radio-Canada plays an important role...
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Canadian Heritage upholds CRTC decision on OMNI Regional

Canadian Heritage will uphold the May CRTC decision to issue Rogers Media the broadcast licence to operate national, multilingual, multi-ethnic discretionary service OMNI Regional....

CRTC unveils Internet Code aimed at better informing consumers

The CRTC has published a code of conduct for Internet service providers (ISPs) aimed at providing Canadians with more safeguards against the shady practices...

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