Radio & Television

CRTC focuses CBC mandate on diverse content spending; two commissioners dissent

Licencing decision gives CBC more latitude, concerning some commissioners about mandate GATINEAU — Canada’s broadcasting regulator is taking a new approach to the objectives of the government-funded CBC/Radio-Canada Wednesday, as it shifts the focus on spending over certain hourly quotas in the hopes of supporting a broader range of diverse Canadian programming over more platforms. Following a lengthy proceeding that included a 14-day public hearing in January 2021, the CRTC announced today the five-year renewal of CBC/Radio-Canada’s broadcasting licences until August 31, 2027, saying the commission is adopting a “modern approach” for the public broadcaster’s traditional and digital services. Over...

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.