Radio & Television

Two $50 million aid plans, two different sets of rules

Conditions for government help for broadcasters stricter than for producers By Denis Carmel OTTAWA – On November 30, 2020, the minister of finance, Chrystia Freeland, announced in her economic statement that broadcasters would see their payment of Part II CRTC fees waived for the current year. Broadcasters had until December 1, to pay them. Many had already paid but measures were taken to reimburse them has heard from sources. On December 14th, the Order in Council to formalize this measure was issued and the criteria were made public. The CRTC issued a notice to broadcasters on December 15. “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.