Cable & Telecom

Telus granted terrestrial PPV licence

OTTAWA – Telus has received a broadcasting licence to operate a national terrestrial pay-per-view (PPV) programming undertaking, just weeks after news broke that PPV service Viewer’s Choice would be shutting down in September. The CRTC approved Telus’ application on Monday, noting that it was satisfied that the application complied with the revised regulatory framework for PPV services. According to the application, the service will offer live and tape-delayed professional and amateur sports events, as well as live and tape-delayed special events including programs of comedy sketches, improvisations, unscripted works, stand-up comedy, music and dance, variety, and general entertainment and human interest.  The...

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.