Tag: COVID-19

Regulatory, Telecom & Media News – CRTC waives $30M in broadcaster...

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

Radio & Podcast News – Kelowna’s Soft 103.9 files for bankruptcy

Soft 103.9 (CKOO-FM) Kelowna is expected to go off the air Friday after filing for bankruptcy. The station is believed to be the first...

Glacier Media halts production of Vancouver Courier

Glacier Media has temporarily halted production of the Vancouver Courier and laid off staff, with an internal memo citing revenue losses and poor cash...

Kelowna’s Soft 103.9 first Canadian radio casualty of COVID-19

Soft 103.9 (CKOO-FM) Kelowna is expected to go off the air Friday after filing for bankruptcy. The station is believed to be the first...

$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...

Quebecor, Cogeco announce temporary layoffs

Both Quebecor and Cogeco have announced temporary layoffs as media companies move to shutter non-essential parts of their business and grapple with a decline...

Online & Digital Media News – Saltwire Network, CN2i lay off...

Saltwire Network, the biggest newspaper publisher in Atlantic Canada, is laying off 40% of its workforce for up to three months and temporarily shuttering...

TV & Film News – CBC moves to restore some local...

CBC plans to restore some local TV news with an expanded 30-minute local news segment on CBC News Network, saying “over the course of...

As CBC restores some local TV news, FRIENDS’ Daniel Bernhard worries...

As CBC plans to restore some local TV news starting Wednesday, FRIENDS' of Canadian Broadcasting executive director Daniel Bernhard is increasingly worried about the...

Breakfast Television adds daily one-hour national special

Breakfast Television is expanding with the addition of a daily, one-hour special that will air on Citytv stations across the country. Starting today, Dina Pugliese,...
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