Cable & Telecom

CNIB asks Canadians to demand the CRTC make broadcasters hit described video targets

TORONTO – Canada’s three big private broadcasters, Bell Media, Corus Entertainment, and Rogers Media, have petitioned the CRTC to exempt them from providing described video to non-Canadian programs received less than 72 hours prior to broadcast without described video.The Canadian National Institute for the Blind is not happy.This would be contrary to a mandate from the CRTC where broadcasters were told to provide described video for all shows during prime-time hours starting in September 2019.TVA has asked the CRTC to relax their conditions, too.In 2015, the CRTC announced plans to increase the availability of described video and mandated that certain...

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.