Radio / Television News

Satellite/subscription radio decision on Thursday

OTTAWA-GATINEAU - The CRTC will release its decision on subscription radio on June 16th at 4 p.m. Applicants include two satellite radio companies. One is U.S. company XM Satellite led by Canadian entrepreneur John Bitove. The XM Canada group also includes investor Corus Radio and others such as Golden West and Rawlco Radio. The other satellite application is SIRIUS Satellite Radio with Canadian partners Standard Radio and the CBC. CHUM Limited, with Astral Media as a minority partner, have applied for a digital terrestrial subscription radio license.