Cable & Telecom

New BDU licensed to serve Toronto area

OTTAWA – The CRTC has given its thumbs up to a new TV service provider that wants to serve the greater Toronto area plus Kitchener-Waterloo.The Commission announced Tuesday that 2251723 Ontario Inc. has received Class 1 terrestrial BDU status through August 31, 2017.  The company is wholly owned by Content Media Rights Inc. and equally controlled by Alexei Tchernobrivets, Vadim Sloutsky and Ivan Smirnov.After some prompting from incumbent Rogers, the applicant confirmed that it would comply with all requirements relating to distribution and linkage, priority carriage and access, as well as distribute all ‘must-carry’ services and over-the-air priority signals.No word yet on...

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.