Radio & Television

Regs “ultimately workable” for satellite radio, but CHUM may not launch

OTTAWA – The future of one of three subscription radio services licensed Thursday by the CRTC is up in the air as the applicant considers whether it’s worth competing against the others when it feels the conditions of licence are unfair. CHUM, with minority partner Astral, proposed to launch a terrestrial pay radio service in major Canadian cities with 50 homegrown channels. But the commission is requiring the two satellite services, SIRIUS Canada and Canadian Satellite Radio Inc. (CSR), to launch with a minimum of eight Canadian channels, with a ratio of at least one Canadian channel to every nine...

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.