Radio / Television News

ANIM appeals court decision against allowing damages in French-language fund case


By Ahmad Hathout The Alliance Nationale De L’Industrie Musicale (ANIM), a representative for francophone and Acadian music, filed an appeal late last month against a Federal Court decision that denied it the right to damages from the CRTC for a nine-year old decision that allocated more broadcast funding to an English-language music fund than a French-language equivalent. In 2012, the CRTC released a decision that forced Sirius XM Holdings Inc., as a condition of license, to allocate 20% of 4% of its gross revenues to the English-language fund, called Factor, and just 10% to Factor’s French-language counterpart, known as Musicaction....