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  1. CRTC Communications Monitoring Report 2017

    Television Industry / Channels and Providers
    Digital platforms continue to grow in popularity Canadians aged 18-34 years old are leading the trend with 23% watching TV exclusively online. Nationally, 13% of Anglophones watch TV exclusively online compared to only 4% of Francophones. Overall, Canadians aged 18 years or older watched 3.1...
  2. How to Complain to the CRTC About Your TV Service

    Industry News
    Are you being billed too much? Is programming changing and you weren't aware of it? Here's how to fight back. On September 1 st , the Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) started accepting complaints from Canadians related to their subscription TV services. The...
  3. CRTC 2016 results for Canadian broadcasting sector

    Television Industry / Channels and Providers
    Aggregate Annual Returns for owners of large distribution undertakings, multi-system operators and conventional TV and radio groups for 2016 are now available. The CRTC is running behind schedule compared to previous years and hasn't issued any press releases, but the stats are there. All...
  4. TV Licence Renewals 2017-2018

    Television Industry / Channels and Providers
    This week the CRTC will announce the "Introductory decision" regarding the Renewal of television licences for large English- and French-language ownership groups: Bell Média Corus Entertainment Groupe V Média Quebecor Media Rogers Media Shaw Communications Telelatino Network Related...
  5. The CRTC Has Declared Broadband Internet a Basic Telecommunications Service for all Canadians

    Industry News
    Up until this past Wednesday, local landline telephone service was the only service the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) felt was essential for all Canadians. But this has now changed. In our modern age, broadband internet has been added to this. As a result...
  6. CRTC Communications Monitoring Report 2016

    Television Industry / Channels and Providers
    Excerpts from news release: Canadians continue to shift towards digital platforms The CRTC today released the first part of the CRTC's 2016 Communications Monitoring Report. This year, the CRTC is releasing the report in two parts. The first release represents data for the broadcasting sector...
  7. The CRTC Has Created This Interactive Map for Emergency Alerts

    Industry News
    The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) has unveiled an interactive map that can help Canadians deal with emergency situations. The map identifies which radio and television stations across Canada distribute emergency alert messages and provides a list of cable...
  8. CRTC Accepting Comments on Reddit for Upcoming Hearing

    Industry News
    In preparation for the hearing taking place in late October on pricing practices related to Internet data plans, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) has announced that it will be using a Reddit forum to gather comments related to the issue. The Commission has...
  9. CRTC Invites Feedback on The Wireless Code

    Industry News
    The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) is inviting Canadians to share their views on how the Wireless Code is helping to address issues with their wireless services. The Commissioner for Complaints for Telecommunications Services administers the Code and helps...
  10. Report: Canadians Have Some of the Most Expensive Wireless and Internet Bills in the World

    Industry News
    The ninth-annual international telecom price comparison study commissioned by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission has been released surrounding the cost of telecommunications in Canada and abroad, and the news is depressing. John Lawford of the Public Interest...
  11. CRCT Invites Canadians to Comment on its Review of Wireless Code

    Industry News
    Today, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) invited Canadians to participate in its review of the Wireless Code. The review will also include a public hearing that will begin on February 6, 2017, in the National Capital Region. According to the CRTC, the...
  12. Bell Mobility Needs to Include Streaming TV in Data Charges says Federal Court of Appeal

    Industry News
    This Monday, the Federal Court of Appeal took steps that those seeking to keep the Internet a neutral space in terms of traffic are hailing as a “big win”. The “Win” unrolled like this: previously, Bell appealed a decision made by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission...
  13. CRTC Introduces the Independent Local News Fund with $23 Million to Support Local TV News Coverage

    Industry News
    Today, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) announced changes in their regulations that will affect local news and community programming across Canada. According to the CRTC, Canadians value local news and watch it regularly but new technologies are making it...
  14. CRTC Signs On With Global Partners to Combat Spam

    Industry News
    Today, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) announced that it has signed a memorandum of understanding with ten enforcement agencies from around the world in order to fight unlawful spam and unsolicited telecommunications. The global partners are:The Office...
  15. 4 Provinces to Receive New Area Codes, Introducing 10-digit Local Dialing in New Brunswick and Newfoundland and Labrador

    Industry News
    The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) announced today that it is launching processes to add new area codes in four Canadian provinces. The new area codes will cover the regions currently served by:236, 250, 604 and 778 in British Columbia; 418 and 581 in Quebec...
  16. CRTC to Review if Skinny Bundles are Following 'the Spirit' of the New Basic Cable Policy

    Industry News
    Skinny cable packages are now available in Canada. The CRTC has announced they are holding a hearing, however, to ensure that the $25 basic packages are not being made to look “deliberately unattractive” by the major companies offering them. The CRTC has announced that it is concerned major TV...
  17. CRTC Cancellation Policy for Internet, Landline, Wireless Phone and TV

    Internet, Landline and Wireless Phone
    The CRTC prohibited 30-day cancellation policies for local voice services, Internet, Wireless and TV services effective January 23, 2015. They have clarified that if the provider bills for the service in advance, the provider must issue a refund for the unused service, prorated on a daily basis...
  18. Study Says New Brunswick has the Fastest Download Speeds in Canada and the Yukon, the Slowest

    Industry News
    Feel like your relative's Internet is way faster than yours, every time you visit? It probably is. A new study conducted by the Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) has found that Internet speeds vary widely across Canada. New Brunswick takes the cake in Canada as the province with...
  19. CRTC releases 2015 results for Canadian broadcasting sector

    Television Industry / Channels and Providers
    Aggregate Annual Returns for owners of large distribution undertakings, multi-system operators and conventional TV and radio groups for 2015 are now available. All summaries in this thread are based on the broadcast year ending Aug. 31. Financial Summaries for Broadcasting Sector will be...
  20. 66,000 Canadians Have Signed Up for New Basic Skinny TV Packages

    Industry News
    A new statement released by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) indicates that the newly mandated basic TV package is proving to be somewhat successful in Canada. More than 66,000 Canadians have now signed up for a basic TV package, popularly known as a...
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