Radio & Television

New French pay TV channels not permitted to compete with incumbent Super Ecran: CRTC

OTTAWA – The CRTC has extended its call for new French-language general interest pay television service applications, but only for channels that don’t plan to compete with Astral’s Super Écran.That was the gist of Friday’s rather peculiar decision denying a request from TVA Group for a new channel called Ciné-TVA.  After asking for comments in January on how best to open up the genre, the Commission acknowledged that a second French-language pay television service could be viable, though applicants must provide evidence "clearly demonstrating demand and a market for the proposed service".  It also added that though the service will be authorized to broadcast...

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.