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Local TV: New rules, funding formulas, aim to save local TV news
CRTC addresses financial viability of news in local and community TV decision GATINEAU – The CRTC is redrawing the local news and community TV landscape, however, it stopped short of creating a new funding mechanism for all local news Read more

Banff Fest 2016: Audience isn’t just everything, it’s the only thing
BANFF – Haven't we always been told that "content is King"? Read more

Rogers asks to overhaul OMNI into national, must-carry multicultural service
TORONTO – Rogers-owned OMNI Television has filed an application with the CRTC for a new must-carry, multilingual and multicultural channel to be known as OMNI Regional. Read more

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Banff Fest 2016 commentary: Rigid, old, political rhetoric may mean playing field remains uneven
BANFF – Okay, how do you know you've got a great tax accountant? Read more

Stingray expands its 4K content with purchase of Ultra HD channel
MONTREAL - Stingray Digital Group announced Wednesday that it has acquired the Holland-based Festival 4K television channel. Read more

New local, community programming framework offers lifeline to local news
OTTAWA-GATINEAU – Underscoring its support of local content, the CRTC has set new minimum thresholds for local news on the country’s private TV broadcasters plus will establish a new fund for independent stations. Read more

CRTC sets hearings for TV licence renewals from big ownership groups
OTTAWA - The CRTC will consider broadcast licence renewal applications from Canada’s big English- and French-language ownership groups at two public hearings this November. Read more

Mississauga man begins bid to set longest radio DJ marathon record
TORONTO – Actor, producer and Guinness World Record holder Suresh Joachim is attempting to break the world record for the longest radio DJ marathon. Read more

IPF backs 16 digital drama series
TORONTO - The Independent Production Fund (IPF) is investing close to $2 million in 16 new English and French-language scripted drama series designed and produced for exploitation on web platforms and channels. Read more

CRTC to be recognized for Let’s Talk TV consultation
OTTAWA-GATINEAU - The CRTC will be recognized with a 2016 Public Service Award of Excellence this fall for its Let’s Talk TV initiative aimed at modernizing the Canadian television system. Read more

‘Love It or List It The Game’ launches on iOS, Android and Facebook
TORONTO – Fans of W Network’s Love It or List It may now play in the online world of interior design or real estate thanks to a new game based on the TV franchise. Read more

CRTC forges ahead with fight against telemarketers, spammers
OTTAWA-GATINEAU – The CRTC is continuing its crackdown on telemarketers making robocalls, announcing Tuesday that it has dinged nine individuals and companies in several countries for calling Canadians whose numbers are registered on the Read more

CBC pledges to increase female directors
TORONTO - CBC has committed to increase the number of women directing its scripted television series. Read more


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