Radio & Television

Union says government is asleep

OTTAWA – Canada's largest media union, the Communications, Energy and Paperworkers union is against the Astral Media purchase of Standard Radio, too. "Another billion-dollar deal further concentrating ownership in Canada's media and the response from government is catatonic," shouts its release. CEP has issued press releases opposing any and all media mergers announced in Canada, including CanWest/Goldman Sachs-Alliance Atlantis and CTV-CHUM. "This radio mega-merger is yet another threshold in a dangerous concentration of Canada's media," said Peter Murdoch, CEP's vice-president, media. "These are public airwaves, broadcasters earn enormous profits, but average Canadians are losing out," he added. "Both government and...

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.