Cable & Telecom

DTH Policy Review: Capacity shortages no longer a good excuse for uneven playing field, says cable

Perry HoffmanGATINEAU - Canadian cable operators do not believe that a local-into-local signal carriage regime imposed on DTH companies would be disastrous for the operations of Bell TV and Shaw Direct. Bell TV and Shaw Direct say in their submissions on 2010-488, the review of the direct-to-home satellite distribution policy they don’t have the capacity to carry all local over-the-air (OTA) signals, and despite technological improvements in compression coming online in the future complying with a local-into-local regime will be problematic.Both say that if forced to carry all over-the-air (OTA) stations, they will have no choice but to remove specialty and pay...

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.