Cable & Telecom

Phase 2 of BDU licence renewal starts Monday

GATINEAU – New CRTC chairman Ian Scott will preside over his first hearing in his new post beginning Monday morning – the second phase of the licence renewal process for terrestrial broadcast distribution undertakings (BDUs).Last year’s phase one was the Commission calling the carriers on the carpet to answer complaints that they were not properly marketing the CRTC-mandated skinny basic package or correctly selling channels a-la-carte, as told.That hearing found that the carriers were operating within the rules as written and renewed their licenses for just one more year, so that an additional hearing could look into other matters, such...

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.