Radio & Television

CRTC grants The News Forum 9(1)(h) status

OTTAWA – The CRTC today approved an application for 9(1)(h) status made by The News Forum Inc. for its national news service. “That order does not require broadcasting distribution undertakings to distribute national news services as part of the basic service. Rather, Broadcasting Order 2013-735 requires national news services to be offered to subscribers and establishes requirements relating to packaging and the negotiation of affiliation agreements,” the CRTC’s decision explains. Back in May, the Commission approved The News Forum’s application for a broadcasting licence to operate its national news discretionary service, which was launched in 2020 and was previously operating as an...

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.