Radio / Television News

CRTC takes another look at adding U.S. shopping service QVC


OTTAWA – The CRTC is calling for comments as it reconsiders its earlier decision to block U.S.-based cable television shopping service QVC from the list of non-Canadian programming services and stations authorized for distribution north of the border.The move comes after a Federal Court of Appeal (FCA) ruled last September to allow an appeal of the Commission’s April 2016 decision that rejected VMedia Inc.’s application to add QVC to the List. The FCA determined that the decision was not reasonable as it did not adequately explain why the Commission deviated from its general approach with respect to the authorization of non-Canadian...