Radio & Television

FEE-FOR-CARRIAGE: Broadcasters’ case not compelling enough, says von Finckenstein

GATINEAU – The Canadian conventional broadcasters who in April, while facing the Regulator, insisted a new subscription fee was a must for them in this new media age, just didn’t make a good enough argument, the man leading the panel six months ago told on Thursday. (Click here for our comprehensive summary of the new regulatory frameworks for BDUs and specialty & pay channels.) Saying the Commission certainly isn’t blind to the negative turn in the overall economy since the hearing into the policies governing broadcast distribution undertakings and specialty & pay channels, it can’t make policy based on...

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.