May 20, 2013 — News Article: Netflix is not the enemy by Michael Geist
Columnist says targeting the Internet video service is just part of a strategy to push for regulation.
May 18, 2013 — News Article: How Ottawa's plan to foster wireless competition sank by Rita Trichur, Sean Silcoff and Boyd Erman
Columnists say that the Telus-Mobilicity takeover announcement is a powerful signal that the current government’s wireless strategy is on life support.
May 17, 2013 — News Article: ‘Radioactive’ Mike Duffy has nothing to do with CRTC bid, Sun News exec says by Jordan Press
Sun News Network says Duffy plays no role whatsoever in its ongoing efforts to become a mandatory part of Canadian cable packages.
Columnist says that as Sun News is asking the CRTC to grant it “must carry” status, former CTV reporter Marc Patrone has moved to the network, shortly after finishing a five-year stint as a CRTC commissioner.
May 16, 2013 — News Article: Mike Duffy tried to influence CRTC decision on Sun Media
Senator Mike Duffy is alleged to have asked a Conservative insider to urge the CRTC to grant Sun TV News mandatory carriage.
May 13, 2013 — News Article: BCE says it will walk away from Astral deal if forced to sell more assets by Christine Dobby
BCE Inc. chief executive George Cope says that the sale of further French television services or the pay service The Movie Network would defeat the two strategic rationales his company has for buying Astral.
Rogers says Bell should be forced to sell Astral's Movie Network pay TV service if the CRTC is going to allow the $3.4-billion revised merger of the two companies to go ahead.
Telecom company Eastlink remains opposed to Bell’s bid to buy specialty TV and radio company Astral Media despite changes to the deal and is asking the CRTC to turn the merger down for a second time.
BCE Inc. says consumers will get more content and Bell will play fair with its competitors as it makes a revised sales pitch to the CRTC seeking approval for its $3.4-billion takeover of Astral Media.
Columnist says the regulatory process has been likened to winning the lottery, since channels selected for mandatory carriage are guaranteed millions in revenue regardless of whether Canadians watch or even want the channel.
Columnist says that two years into its existence, Sun News Network has established itself as the go-to source for information about Sun News Network.
Apr 22, 2013 — News Article: Three must-watch storylines at CRTC's mandatory carriage hearings by Steve Ladurantaye
The CRTC will hear from almost two dozen companies over the next two weeks, each asking for placement on basic digital television packages.
Apr 16, 2013 — News Article: WIPO Delegates Progressing On Once-Moribund Broadcasting Treaty by Catherine Saez
World Intellectual Property Organization discusses a Broadcasting Treaty to protect the rights of broadcasting organizations.
Apr 11, 2013 — News Article: The fight for carriage: TV channels' quest for prized cable spots by Simon Houpt and Steve Ladurantaye
Columnist says for as long as cable television has existed, there has been tension between broadcasters and distributors over how to divide the spoils, but that the stakes have rarely been quite this high.
Apr 10, 2013 — News Article: A new chapter for book channel? Bell Media seeks greater flexibility by Steve Ladurantaye
Columnist says Bell Media hopes to save Book Television by focusing less on shows about actual books, and more on dramas and comedies based on books.
Apr 10, 2013 — News Article: Small wireless companies say they'll serve customers better outside lobby group by LuAnn LaSalle
Three of Canada's new wireless carriers say they will better serve their customers outside the industry's lobby group, which they accuse of favouring Rogers, Bell and Telus.
Apr 9, 2013 — News Article: CRTC releases 2012 financial results for Canadian cable and satellite companies
The CRTC says that during the past year, cable companies have reported a modest growth in revenues and subscribers, while satellite companies have recorded a decline in both categories.
Apr 9, 2013 — News Article: Cable companies reported modest growth in revenues: CRTC
The CRTC says the number of Canadian households subscribing to basic television service offered by cable companies increased by two per cent to reach 8.7 million for the year ended Aug. 31, 2012.
Columnist says Cogeco Cable Inc. is still opposed to BCE Inc. buying specialty broadcaster Astral Media despite changes to the deal, saying consumers will have higher costs and less choice.
Apr 8, 2013 — News Article: News Corp.'s Chase Carey: Aereo Could Force Fox Off Broadcast Air by Eriq Gardner , Carolyn Giardina
News Corp. president Chase Carey warns that if the company is not able to protect its right to its content from platforms such as Aereo it will consider turning the network into a subscription service.