Cable & Telecom

Rogers asks for Arabic channels to be added to eligibility lists

GATINEAU – Rogers Cable has asked the CRTC to add two Arabic channels to the list of eligible foreign satellite services that can be carried in Canada on a digital basis. The cableco wants to be able to carry Al Arabiya, a 24-hour “niche news service” based in the Middle East, carrying news and current affairs programming from the region and the world. It broadcasts primarily in Arabic and offers content from news, documentary, lifestyle and human interest, business, and sports. It also wants to carry MBC Channel (America), which it describes as “a general interest service offering programming primarily...

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.