Radio & Television

Starlight finally gets its license

GATINEAU – Now the really hard part begins for Robert Lantos: Convincing Canadian BDUs their customers will pay for an (almost) all-Canadian movie channel.On Wednesday, the CRTC approved a Category B specialty channel license for Lantos’ Starlight, “a national, English-language specialty Category B service that would be devoted to Canadian movies, in particular, feature films and documentaries intended for theatrical release. It would include Canadian feature films, Canadian feature documentaries, Canadian made-for-TV movies, and programs with or about Canadian creators. All feature films intended for theatrical distribution would be presented without commercial interruption,” reads the decision.Readers will likely recall Starlight’s...

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.