Radio & Television

Move to HD or lose genre protection: Commission

OTTAWA – Existing specialty services which don't move to high definition "on a timely basis" risk losing their genre protection, the CRTC said last week. On Thursday, the Commission released its long-awaited framework for the licensing and distribution of HD pay and specialty services, outlining how licenses will be issued, how they will be distributed on cable and how many hours of high definition programming the new HD specialty services will have to air in order to merit carriage.Also – an additional public notice to come up with a framework to apply to the direct to home satellite companies will...

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.