Radio & Television

ISPs are not broadcasters, Supreme Court confirms

OTTAWA – The Supreme Court of Canada today confirmed a lower court ruling that internet service providers are not broadcasters and therefore not subject to the Broadcasting Act, nor the policies which have sprung forth from that law. Back in 2009, the CRTC sent the question of whether or not ISPs are broadcasters to the Federal Court to decide, since many on the creative side of the industry insisted they are and should be contributing to the production of Canadian content passing through those wires or over those wireless waves. Plus, the Commission figured then that no matter what it...

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.