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CBC Renewal: CRTC contemplates a new way of regulating broadcasters


Commission invites CBC/SRC to potentially use digital media to meet its regulatory obligations GATINEAU – On Monday, the CRTC officially opened the process for the renewal of the CBC/SRC licences, asking Canadians on Facebook what they think about the public broadcaster. The public hearing will be held in May. While we had heard and read the CBC/SRC is asking the Comission to include its digital platforms when it comes to meeting its substantial regulatory objectives, in reading the 200-page application, we found that it is the Commission itself which actually invited the Corporation to do so. A renewal process such...