Radio & Television

Industry pressures CRTC to reconsider 9(1)(h) delay

TORONTO and OTTAWA – The CRTC should rethink its decision to delay considering applications for mandatory basic digital distribution.That message seems to be picking up steam, and not just with the independent broadcasters who currently have 9(1)(h) applications before the Commission.  The Canadian Conference for the Arts (CCA) waded into the issue this week, calling on the Regulator to rescind BRP 2010-629.“Our request is based on the fact that in our opinion, due process and transparency were gravely missing in the Commission’s decision to impose a moratorium”, the CCA wrote in a letter to CRTC chair Konrad von Finckenstein this week. “Without due process,...