Radio & Television

CRTC grants OUTtv must-offer status, but leaves rates up to commercial negotiation

No set rates means decision will require a lot of work and time to implement, CEO says By Amanda OYE OTTAWA – Last week, when renewing independent broadcaster OUTtv’s licence for a five-year term, the CRTC also granted the service dedicated to the LGBTQ2 community, “must-offer” status for three and a half years in the English-language market starting next March. Noting that with the decision the CRTC has recognized the distinctiveness and vulnerability of the LGBTQ2 community, OUTtv CEO Brad Danks said in an interview with the decision was also an indication the Commission recognizes that without regulatory support,...

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.