Radio & Television

Commission approves Al-Jazeera English

GATINEAU – Canadian cable, satellite and telco TV carriers can now add Al-Jazeera English to their channel lineups.This morning the CRTC added the international news channel to the lists of eligible satellite services for distribution on a digital basis. Canadian sponsor Ethnic Channels Group filed the application in February for the Doha, Qatar-based service.The decision is bound to arouse some scrutiny today since Al-Jazeera’s Arabic language channel has in the past aired a number of people who espoused virulent anti-Semitic views on air. Some Canadian Jewish groups have expressed reservations about having the English channel available here.The Commission has already...

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.