Radio & Television

Mandatory carriage decision helps keep basic TV affordable: PIAC

OTTAWA – Today’s decision by the CRTC to renew and approve new television programming broadcasters for mandatory distribution represents a step forward in making television services accessible and affordable for Canadians, said consumer rights group the Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC). “The CRTC’s decision today ensures that Canadians’ essential interests are well served by basic television services in Canada. The Commission has also heard the consumer interest in keeping rates low in approving these channels,” said PIAC executive director John Lawford in a release. PIAC appeared before the CRTC at its mandatory distribution hearing in April, where it supported a...

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.