Radio & Television

Mammoth Dunbar-Leblanc report reviewing broadcasting regulation already raising protests

OTTAWA – Industry protests over recommendations in the just-released Dunbar-Leblanc report are bound to follow fast and furious in the next few days. After all, the report recommends the CRTC re-examine simultaneous substitution, possibly reduce the amount of independently produced programming required, and be more pro-active in adjudicating competitive disputes, including distributor undue preference with regard to affiliated TV channels. The Canadian Association of Broadcasters (CAB) on the eve the 315-page report, entitled “Review of the Regulatory Framework for Broadcasting Services in Canada,” was released was already voicing its opposition. Stating it had “significant concerns” with the report prepared by lawyers...

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.