Radio & Television

ACTRA, CMPA express cautious optimism towards group-based licencing policy

TORONTO and OTTAWA – Canada’s creative community used words like “optimistic” and “pleased” to describe their reaction to the CRTC’s group-based licencing policy released Wednesday.As reported, Bell, Corus and Shaw will now be required to spend 30% of their revenues on Canadian programming, while Rogers will have to spend at least 23% of its gross annual revenues on Canadian programming for its conventional television stations.  Bell and Shaw must allot 5% of their revenues to programs of national interest, Corus 9% and Rogers 2.5%.Noting that it had hoped that the CRTC would require the English-language broadcasters to spend at least...

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.