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  1. Bell Mobility gets slap on the wrist for violating broadcast orders

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    In a broadcasting decision handed down today, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) says Bell Mobility has violated the regulator's New Media Exemption broadcasting orders. After a complaint by Telus Communications, the federal regulator investigated and found...
  2. CRTC clamps down on use of musical montages

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    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...
  3. Shaw gets okay from feds to merge cable and satellite tv operations

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    In a broadcasting decision handed down yesterday, the CRTC has granted a request by Shaw Communications Inc., to strike down a 15 year old rule which required a structural separation between Shaw's cable and satellite television operations. Under the old rules, the federal regulator forced Shaw...
  4. CRTC orders broadcasters to turn down the volume on commercials

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    In February of this year, the CRTC launched a public consultation on the issue of loud television commercials. At the time, Chairman of the CRTC Konrad von Finckenstein said that television “Viewers should not have to adjust the volume at every commercial break, and we will work with the...
  5. CRTC denies Sun TV News application

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    The CRTC has rejected Quebecor's application for a Category 1 licence for Sun TV News, a 24-hour English news channel. Last month the company had announced plans to launch Sun TV News on January 1, 2011 provided it was given a category 1 licence, a type of licence the CRTC had said it would not...
  6. CRTC approves the Single Parent Channel

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    In a broadcasting decisions handed down today by the CRTC, the federal regulator has approved an application for a new Canadian specialty channel called the Single Parent Channel. The English-language channels would consist of instructional and educational programs on topics such as coping on...
  7. CKDU-FM Halifax: Less Power and More coverage

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    In a broadcasting decision issued last week, the CRTC has approved an application by CKDU-FM Society which would allow the station to move its current transmission site to a higher location. The move will increase the size of the stations service areas despite decreasing its average effective...
  8. CRTC rules on FreeHD satellite television application

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    The CRTC has ruled on an application by FreeHD Canada Inc. which would allow the company to operate a national direct-to-home (DTH) satellite television service offering only high definition channels. FreeHD Canada had applied to the CRTC for a licence last August with hopes of launching its...
  9. CJOY Guelph denied move to FM

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    In a surprising broadcast decision handed down today, the CRTC has denied an application which would enable radio station CJOY in Guelph to move from the AM band to the FM band. Corus owned CJOY, which currently operates Oldies music station on 1460 AM, had requested to operate a 9,500 watt...