Radio & Television

CBC’s plans will disenfranchise Canadians, says FCB

VANCOUVER – Because of the high costs of replacing hundreds of TV transmitters with digital ones, CBC has said it plans to upgrade in dense areas while for rural regions, rely more heavily on cable and satellite transmission.Friends of Canadian Broadcasting told the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage (which held meetings in the Northwest Territories and Vancouver this week) that CBC's plan "will disenfranchise Canadians who receive TV over-the-air." FCB-commissioned research submitted to the committee, which is investigating CBC's future mandate, shows that three million Canadians do not subscribe to cable or satellite and receive their TV signal over the...

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.