Radio & Television

Local ethnic broadcasters decry Calgary radio decision

CALGARY – A group of Calgary-based businesses calling themselves the Calgary Local Ethnic Petitioners is challenging last month’s CRTC decision that awarded two radio licences to serve that city. South Asian SCMO operators Unison Media and Punjabi – World Network Ltd., along with the not-for-profit organization Diversified Society of Alberta, have submitted a joint petition requesting that the Governor in Council make an order to either set aside or refer the decision back for reconsideration and hearing. Citing CRTC Commissioner Peter Menzies’ dissenting opinion, (which detailed here), the group took issue with a CRTC requirement that applicants would only be considered...

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.