Radio & Television

CRTC renews several specialty licences; increases APTN subscriber fee

GATINEAU – The CRTC has renewed the licences for several specialty networks for seven years, including APTN (Aboriginal Peoples Television Network), which was granted an increase in the subscriber fee to $0.25 a month, up from $0.15. The extra revenue will help APTN acquire more Aboriginal programs in underrepresented categories such as dramas, live musical concerts, and children’s programs and will allow the network to make the move to high definition television during the licence term. “This decision makes it possible for the network to continue to grow and expand our programming in ways we couldn’t in the past,” says...

Our industry and COVID-19

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