Cable & Telecom

Cable will be able to dump (most) radio stations

OTTAWA – On Wednesday, the CRTC said Canadian cable companies should be allowed eliminate most of the radio stations they currently carry on their systems. Section 22 of the Broadcasting Distribution Regulations says that Class 1 and 2 cable companies must offer all local radio signals over their cable systems to subscribers. Trouble is, said the cable industry in its CRTC filing last year, hardly anyone listens to the radio on cable. The now-defunct Canadian Cable Telecommunications Association told the CRTC it needed the additional capacity to add channels, specifically, HDTV services, as reported by Canadian Association of Broadcasters,...

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.