Cable & Telecom

TV License Renewal: OMNI must carry approved – for now

New competitive call and hearing comingGATINEAU  – The CRTC today approved Rogers Media’s request that its OMNI-branded multicultural TV stations be converted to a must-carry, regionalized, specialty service - but only as an interim measure.OMNI Regional, as of this September, is added to the digital basic service with mandatory carriage, as per section 9(1)(h) of the Broadcasting Act, with a wholesale fee to distributors of $0.12 per subscriber per month. It's license is for three years only.While making sure OMNI lives on (Rogers executives had all but said during the license renewal hearing they would close the stations without this switch) the Commission...

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.