Cable & Telecom

Growing ToonAvision needs a licence

GATINEAU — The CRTC will hold a non-appearing public hearing in April regarding kids channel ToonAvision’s application to be licensed as a discretionary service. Having exceeded a threshold of 210,000 subscribers for three consecutive months, the company noted in its application, the currently exempt programming service is seeking a licence to operate as a discretionary channel. ToonAvision is owned by Atlantic Digital Networks and broadcasts out of Dartmouth, N.S. The animation channel launched in June 2018 and is widely distributed on Eastlink and Bell. Specialty services are exempt from CRTC licencing until they hit 200,000 subscribers. As part of its...

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.