Dec 5, 2013 — News Article: PRESS RELEASE: Cuts to ethnic programming by Rogers lead CRTC to call OMNI stations to early renewal hearing, raising concerns about lack of local programming
Unifor, the union representing staff at most of Canada's private television stations, applauds the decision by the CRTC to call the five OMNI TV stations licensed to Rogers Broadcasting Ltd to an early public hearing to account for deep cuts to OMNI's ethnic programming announced in late May 2013.
FRIENDS says bundling has served Canadians well and gives value to subscribers.
Nov 19, 2013 — News Article: PRESS RELEASE: American Station Owners Welcome Review of Canadian TV System and Bilateral U.S.-Canada Discussions on TV Retransmission Issues
A coalition of American over-the-air television stations expresses support for the CRTC’s review of the Canadian television system, and welcomes news of bilateral consultations between the United States and Canada on the retransmission of television broadcast signals.
Nov 17, 2013 — News Article: CRTC chair warns of "clouds on the horizon" for television by Steve Faguy
The CRTC has begun a year-long process that starts with asking Canadians about their viewing habits and will end with public hearings on specific changes to its rules.
Nov 17, 2013 — News Article: Pulling the plug on traditional TV is still a slow moving trend in Canada by LuAnn LaSalle
Columnist says watching television on the Internet is cheap and convenient, but so far only a small number of Canadians have cut the cord on traditional viewing as TV providers offer discount prices and spend more on programs to keep customers who pay bigger monthly bills.
Nov 16, 2013 — News Article: Ottawa takes 1st steps to offer cable choice
Heritage Minister Shelly Glover says the federal government has asked the CRTC to prepare a report on how pick-and-pay television service might work and what steps might have to be taken to unbundle TV services.
Nov 16, 2013 — News Article: CRTC says no to new radio station by Jeremy Warren
Columnist says Saskatoon's commercial radio stations are more profitable than ever, but Canadian broadcast regulators say the booming city can't handle a new radio station.
Nov 15, 2013 — News Article: Booming Saskatoon doesn't need more radio, CRTC says
The CRTC has released findings about Saskatoon's capacity to support new commercial radio stations.
Nov 14, 2013 — News Article: CRTC asked to report on pick-and-pay TV
Canadian Heritage Minister Shelly Glover says she has asked the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission to prepare a report on so-called pick-and-pay television services.
Nov 13, 2013 — News Article: CRTC ordered to study impacts of TV unbundling as public makes frustration felt by Lee Berthiaume
Heritage Minister Shelly Glover says the request to the CRTC is in no ways an indication the government is having second thoughts about unbundling.
Nov 13, 2013 — News Article: Mobilicity wins court order to proceed with formal sales process by Rita Trichur
Mobilicity, which won court protection from creditors in late September, is assessing its alternatives after the federal government denied Telus Corp.’s second attempt to purchase the small carrier.
Nov 13, 2013 — News Article: Ottawa to crack down on telecom carriers for hoarding spectrum by Rita Trichur
Columnist says the federal government is cracking down on telecom carriers that hoard valuable spectrum licences as an industry battle heats up over the future of those publicly-owned assets.
Nov 12, 2013 — News Article: CRTC Asks Canadians: What do you want to watch? Where? And how? by Lee Rickwood
CRTC Chair Jean-Pierre Blais has launched Let's Talk TV: A Conversation with Canadians about the future of television in this country.
Nov 7, 2013 — News Article: Death of a contract: Wireless carriers feel pinch of new smartphone rules by Rita Trichur
Columnist says the introduction of new two-year cellphone contracts slowed subscriber growth for some of Canada’s biggest carriers during the back-to-school season, a sign that consumers are spurning those higher-priced plans even before they become the industry standard in December.
Nov 1, 2013 — News Article: The CRTC’s Jean-Pierre Blais: The regulator who speaks truth to power by Steve Ladurantaye
Columnist says speaking truth to power has been the signature of the CRTC since Mr. Blais was appointed to a five-year term as chairman in 2012.
Oct 31, 2013 — News Article: SaskTel billing system 'obsolete', can't meet new rules
According to the CRTC, SaskTel claims its billing system is "not technically capable of monitoring data roaming and data overage charges in real time."
Bell Canada’s recently announced plan to collect and analyze data from millions of customers is prompting public complaints, warnings from privacy advocates and has caught the attention of both the federal privacy commissioner and the CRTC.
CRTC Chairman Jean-Pierre Blais puts a call out to Canadian citizens and creators to join a conversation about what the future of Canadian TV should look like.
Oct 25, 2013 — News Article: Regulator wants viewers to talk about the future of Canadian television by Terry Pedwell
The CRTC has opened what it hopes will be a month-long dialogue among Canadians about how they watch TV.
Editorial says the CRTC has created the rules that make a full menu of à la carte TV channels impossible.