Radio & Television

FEE-FOR-CARRIAGE: Selling it to Canadians will require getting it past government

FEE-FOR-CARRIAGE will happen. There. I said it. I don't like it and sure don't want to pay it, but I've come to believe – thanks to my talks and travels this year with folks from all sides of the issue – that in some form, the CRTC is going to grant the conventional broadcasters' demand for more money from Canadians as additional compensation for the content they deliver. "On the face of it, it's a bizarre idea," Rogers vice-chairman Phil Lind told me recently. "(Consumers) get nothing extra, they just have to pay five dollars more." True enough, but there...

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.