Cable & Telecom

The CRTC is running low on commissioners

Time for government to speed up appointmentsGATINEAU – CRTC chairman Jean-Pierre Blais quietly asked the federal government for help during last week’s public hearing into skinny basic cable and flexible channel packaging. Simply, he needs more commissioners.After the opening statements by Vidéotron (which was a group dominated by women and all of whom are bilingual Francophones, headed up by CEO Manon Brouillette), Blais, speaking in French, said he was “jealous” of the diversity looking back at him. The CRTC commissioners beside Blais were B.C. and Yukon commissioner Stephen Simpson and Atlantic Region and Nunavut commissioner Christopher MacDonald.However, it has been...

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.