Radio & Television

From “major concern” to “astonishment”, broadcast industry mourns LPIF’s demise

OTTAWA and TORONTO – Reaction from the broadcasting industry to the CRTC’s plan to depose of the Local Programming Improvement Fund (LPIF) was swift and virtually unanimous. Mirko Bibic, chief legal and regulatory officer and EVP at Bell, told that while his company is still “analyzing the new model and its financial impact”, the decision could serve to reignite the value-for-signal/fee-for-carriage debate. “There’s no doubt, however, that local stations in small and medium-sized markets will receive significantly less revenue”, he said.  “At a time when conventional television continues to be under tremendous financial pressure, including from a soft advertising...

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.