Radio & Television

Government dismisses appeal of Allarco pay license

OTTAWA – After looking quickly at an appeal filed with the governor-in-council, the Federal Government backed the CRTC's decision to grant a pay-TV license to Allarco Entertainment. A disabled advocate by the name of Joe Clark (not the former PM) had appealed the decision, saying it was illegal because the license did not require 100% closed captioning. "It is a matter of settled legal fact that a failure to proved accessible programming is a violation of the Canadian Human Rights Act," reads Clark's appeal, which was filed on July 2. The CRTC granted a new pay television license to the western-based company...
 

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.