Cable & Telecom

Small carrier regs tweaked

OTTAWA – The CRTC has revised the exemption order for terrestrial broadcasting distribution undertakings (BDUs) serving fewer than 20,000 subscribers.Effective immediately (and just in time for the new TV Service Provider Code to apply), the revised exemption order issued Thursday stipulates:- future contributions to Canadian programming by BDUs eligible for exemption will be based on the previous year’s revenues rather than the current year’s revenues; the calculation of monthly contributions will be simplified; and the annual true-up of monthly contributions will be eliminated, while the true-up provision for the months of September through November will be maintained;- all references to...

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.