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  1. Industry News
    Today, two weeks before the beginning of a public hearing being held on telecommunication services in Canada, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) announced they have added a public opinion research report to the public record of its proceedings, in turn...
  2. Industry News
    Today, the CRTC determined it necessary to regulate the wholesale roaming rates of Canada’s three largest cell phone carriers in order to foster greater competition in the Canadian mobile market. This mandate comes on the heels of a public hearing held on the issue in Gatineau, Quebec. The...
  3. Industry News
    The new wireless code introduced by the CRTC on June 3rd enables Canadians to cancel their cell phone contracts after two years. Before you call up your wireless provider, note that the code will apply to new contracts for cell phones and other personal mobile devices starting on December 2...
  4. Industry News
    BCE and Astral Media are moving forward in addressing submissions in preparation for the CRTC hearing that begins May 6 in Montréal. Both organizations have replied to interventions filed with the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission as part of the review process to...
  5. Industry News
    After an outright rejection from the CRTC against the proposed merger with Astral Media in mid-October, BCE wants to get back to the bargaining table. The CEO of BCE, George Cope and his team have tabled a new proposal to meet the regulatory requirements set forth by the CRTC and in so doing...
  6. Industry News
    BCE and Astral will buy some time by extending the closing date of the proposed merger to December 16th. With last week's CRTC ruling denying regulatory approval for the $3.4 billion merger, BCE is pulling out the stops. Another option still available is appealing the decision to the Federal...
  7. Industry News
    If you have a legitimate beef with how cell phone providers charge for their services, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) is quite interested. Many Canadians are still confused about their mobile phone contracts, how particular items are billed and even what...
  8. Industry News
    George Cope, CEO of BCE, said that if the acquisition of Astral Media goes through, a made-in-Canada competitor to Netflix, available in English and French, will be launched. In defending BCE's purchase of Astral at the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission hearing on...
  9. Industry News
    Starting on September 1st, the CRTC is requesting that Canadian digital broadcasters and distributors hit the volume controls to prevent excessively loud TV ads. Jean-Pierre Blais, Chairman of the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission reiterates: "Canadians will be able to...
  10. Industry News
    As BCE's profits continue to mount so too does the opposition from the telecom's competitors about the proposed Astral takeover. On August 8th, the telecommunications giant reported a second-quarter profit of $773-million up from $590-million a year ago. The day before, three cable companies...
  11. Industry News
    In a broadcast decision handed down today, the CRTC has approved an application by Elliot Kerr to operate an English-language commercial AM radio station in Mississauga, Ontario. In his application, Mr. Kerr said the new station would offer a news/talk format dedicated to Mississauga. The...
  12. Industry News
    In a broadcasting decision handed down yesterday, the CRTC 2011-599 has approved an application by Stingray Digital application for a broadcasting licence to operate Concert TV. The station would be a national Category 2 specialty programming undertaking that would be devoted to current and...
  13. Industry News
    Last night, Industry Trade Minister Tony Clement announced via Twitter that the Federal Cabinet would overturn the CRTC's recent decision over Usage based billing plans. In subsequent communications with the press today, Mr. Clement said the CRTC must reverse its decision or else the federal...
  14. Industry News
    In a broadcasting decision handed down today, the CRTC has approved Cogeco’s $80 million acquisition of eleven Quebec radio stations held by Corus. The deal was approved after Cogeco agreed to establish a news agency called Cogeco Nouvelles, which will provide local stations with talk-radio...
  15. Television Industry / Channels and Providers
    CRTC is not releasing its daily announcements until after 4 pm est on Friday. It is expected that the decision on the Shaw purchase of Global/Canwest will be announced alongwith a number of conditions to permit the acquisition. Must be a good one if they are waiting until the stock...
  16. Television Industry / Channels and Providers
    I just got this press release so I am not sure what is going on but here it is. I will fill in with details. Here is the report. It's 68 pages and I have not looked at it yet. Although Rogers spins it that its a rejection of fee-for-carriage a CBC story says After hosting a series of fiery...
  17. Television Industry / Channels and Providers
    In two broadcasting decisions issued yesterday, the CRTC approved two application by Canwest Television to operate an English-language digital television station associated with CICT-TV in Calgary and CITV-TV in Edmonton. Yes Calgarians and Edmontonians, it now means you will have simulcasts on...
  18. Television Industry / Channels and Providers
    Citytv Approved for 24-hour news channel in the GTA http://www.crtc.gc.ca/archive/ENG/Decisions/2008/db2008-347.htm
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