Radio & Television

9(1)(h) delay to 2012 “outrageous”, say broadcasters who’ve been waiting for nearly three years

TORONTO – With one saying it “verges on abuse of regulatory process,” several independent broadcasters are mulling their next steps in light of the CRTC decision to delay considering applications made under section 9(1)(h) of the Broadcasting Act to June 2012.On Friday the Commission finally released its new criteria for assessing applications for mandatory distribution on digital basic service made under that section, which guarantees carriage for any such license holder on all Canadian BDUs as well as a wholesale rate will be paid.While the broadcasters are somewhat concerned about the seven criteria now set out which focus on how...

Our industry and COVID-19

We've gathered a number of links where Canadian cable, radio, television, telecom and wireless companies have posted their responses to the Covid-19 pandemic.