Radio & Television

CRTC should make distributors pay for local TV, says CEP

OTTAWA – According to the Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union (CEP), the CRTC should “force” cable and satellite companies to pay for the local TV stations they use.Canada's largest media union, scheduled to appear at the Commission’s hearing Tuesday afternoon, said that it’s up to the CRTC to “re-balance” revenues in the broadcasting system by having BDUS pay for the local TV stations they carry, just as they already pay for foreign signals."Canadians are already over taxed by cable companies drunk on profits so high that oil companies must be envious," said Peter Murdoch, VP of media, in a statement....

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.