Radio & Television

CRTC says Bell can close retransmitters

GATINEAU – Bell Media can go ahead and decommission 28 over-the-air TV transmitters after receiving CRTC approval today.In its application, Bell noted the transmitters (at right), all in rural regions, rebroadcast the signals of various CTV or CTV2 stations “and none offer programming that differs from that which is offered by the originating stations,” reads the CRTC decision. “The applicant stated that these transmitters do not generate any incremental revenue and generally attract little to no added viewership.”For example, the company’s Huntsville, Ontario transmitter rebroadcasts the feed from CTV Sudbury – which means it’s likely that in Ontario, cottagers with...

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.