In broadcasting decisions handed down today, the CRTC has announced it will restrict the use of musical montages by two Francophone commercial radio stations. The regulator has imposed a condition on Astral’s Gatineau station CKTF-FM and Cogeco’s Montreal station CKOI-FM limiting their broadcasting of montages to no more than 10% of total programming per week.
A musical montage is a compilation of excerpts from a number of songs played without interruption.
If you are interested in learning more about the broadcasting industry, the broadcasting distribution industry or the telecommunications industry in Canada then you need to better understand the CRTC.
The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) is an agency of the federal government which regulates and supervises the Canadian broadcasting and telecommunications system.
Cogeco, the nation’s fourth largest cable provider, today announced its financial results for the first quarter of its 2011 fiscal year which ended November 30, 2010.
Cogeco reported overall revenue for the quarter increased by 4.5% from the same period a year earlier to $342.8 million while operating income rose 6% to $137 million. Net income for the quarter dropped 29.8% to $16 million from $22.7 million in the same quarter a year earlier.
Slacker, an interactive Internet subscription radio service has announced that its ad supported free Basic Radio service is now available in Canada. Previously it had only been available as a 30 day trial.
The service lets users listen to more than 100 expert-programmed genre stations or create and share customized music stations starting with either Slacker’s programmed stations or by artist’s name or song title.
Fujifilm Canada announced this week its spring 2011 line-up of eleven digital cameras ranging in price from $90 CDN to $500 CDN. The new cameras will be available in Canada beginning in February.
Features found in all of the new cameras include: High Definition (HD) video, Tracking Auto Focus, Scene Recognition, Panorama Shooting Modes, YouTube/Facebook easy web upload, and Face Detection.
Did you know there are more than twenty five over-the-air (OTA) television stations currently broadcasting High definition (HD) signals in Canada plus many more HD stations which spill over into Canada from the United States?
The knowledge that a multitude of free over-the-air high definition signals was available was the impetus for a bunch of retired and hobbyist antenna engineers working together in the Digital Home forums to create a super TV antenna that can be built by just about anyone.
The Scientific Atlanta Explorer 8300HD is a high definition, two-tuner personal video recorder (DVR) that is currently being marketed by cable companies throughout North America including Rogers Cable and Videotron. The unit has been well received by Digital Home members and a common complaint is that it can only record about 20 hours of high-definition programming.
This article, from one of Digital Home’s most well regarded members, was written some time ago, however, it remains l the standard for explaining how you can quickly and cheaply add additional recording capacity to your SA 8300HD PVR.