Radio & Television

Moot court? CRTC has right to okay value-for-signal, says Federal Court

OTTAWA – In a 2-1 decision, the Federal Court of Canada said the CRTC does, in fact, have jurisdiction and can let broadcasters demand a fee from satellite, cable and telco TV carriers for the broadcasters’ off-air signals.Given that the big Canadian broadcasters are now all owned by large distributors (we’re assuming Bell will soon get approval for its CTV purchase), this seems a pyrrhic victory. During the often nasty debate throughout the second half of 2009 (Stop the TV Tax vs. Local TV Matters), broadcasters and carriers lobbed verbal and digital grenades, each accusing the other of trying to...

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.