Oct 25, 2013 — News Article: CRTC head sees tough 'trade-offs' by Lee Berthiaume
The head of Canada's broadcasting regulator anticipates difficult "trade-offs" as Canadians clamour for cheaper television amid a proliferation of online services such as Netflix and a desire to protect jobs.
Columnist says the planned scope of Bell’s profiling is unprecedented in Canada, reflecting the power of a vertically-integrated media giant.
Oct 24, 2013 — News Article: CRTC wants Canadians to hold ‘flash conferences,’ report back on state of TV by Steve Ladurantaye
The CRTC has officially launched its “Let’s Talk TV” campaign, hoping to engage Canadians over the next month in a conversation about how they watch television.
Oct 24, 2013 — News Article: News Release: CRTC launches Let’s Talk TV: A Conversation with Canadians
The CRTC lauches Let’s Talk TV: A Conversation with Canadians, a discussion about the future of Canada’s television system.
Oct 24, 2013 — News Article: CRTC announces details of TV industry review, plans public hearings for fall 2014 by Christine Dobby
Canada’s broadcast regulator has unveiled new details surrounding its upcoming review of country’s television sector starting with a consultation with the public with plans to culminate in a public hearing next fall.
Oct 23, 2013 — News Article: CRTC prepares to launch national discussion over future of TV by Olesia Plokhii
Chairman Jean-Pierre Blais is about to launch the CRTC’s ‘Conversation with Canadians,’ which aims to get the country thinking about whether TV services should be regulated on the internet — and whether it is the commission’s role to do that.
On October 24 the CRTC will launch its ”Conversation With Canadians” on the Future of TV and the expectation is that channel unbundling is going to be the biggest consumer concern.
Oct 18, 2013 — News Article: Canadian Cable Unbundling Blowback: Will U.S. Broadcasters Say No? by Etan Vlessing
As Ottawa looks to mandate pick-and-pay, industry players are debating how American programming suppliers will react.
Oct 16, 2013 — News Article: Pick-and-pay TV is not just policy, it’s an inevitability Republish Reprint by Christine Dobby
Industry watchers say mandating more choice on an à la carte basis may threaten the existence of some niche channels that rely on inclusion in a popular bundle for their survival and prices may be little changed.
Oct 15, 2013 — News Article: Five things you need to know about pick-and-pay TV by Steve Ladurantaye
Columnist says more choice could be coming to a television near you, as the government steps into the TV industry to ensure that subscribers aren’t forced to pay for channels they aren’t interested in watching.
Oct 14, 2013 — News Article: Canadian Government to Force Cablers to Unbundle TV Channels by Etan Vlessing
James Moore says Canadians could soon pick and pay for the Canadian and American TV channels they want, and not see them bundled with less popular domestic channels for protection and promotion.
Oct 4, 2013 — News Article: David Anderson, Tory MP, Lobbies CRTC On Sun News Case In Possible Ethics Violation by Jim Bronskill
A Conservative parliamentary secretary has intervened in the federal broadcast regulator's deliberations on carriage of all-news services — just months after three colleagues landed in trouble for sending letters to the same court-like body.
Columnist says communications industry revenue is up based on demand for data, faster broadband speeds.
The CRTC estimates that Netflix Inc.’s explosive Canadian growth has seen the online service activated in about 17 per cent of Canadian homes.
Sep 17, 2013 — News Article: Sun News request to CRTC spurs broad media opposition by Steve Ladurantaye
Columnist says the CRTC is reconsidering how Canadian television news channels are offered to consumers, to address complaints by Sun News that existing arrangements offer no way to increase carriage fees from the cable and satellite companies that bring its signal into Canadian homes.
Columnist says AM radio is now threatened by interference from smartphones and consumer electronics that reduce many AM stations to little more than static.
Videotron has applied to the CRTC for a licence to launch an English-language community TV channel.
Sep 3, 2013 — Policy Brief: Re: Broadcasting Notice of Consultation CRTC 2013-394
FRIENDS submission to a CRTC call for comments on the terms and conditions of distribution for Canadian Category C national news specialty services.
Canada’s broadcast regulator could soon find itself regulating roaming rates, just months after introducing new rules that made it more difficult for cellphone users to accidentally run up gigantic bills when using the phones out of the country.
Aug 30, 2013 — News Article: Canada Pay-TV Market Shows Maturity in Q2, but IPTV’s Star Remains Undimmed
Information and analytics provider IHS says subscriptions to pay-TV in Canada fell by 10,810 in the second quarter of the year, with gains in the Internet Protocol television (IPTV) segment failing to offset losses in both cable and satellite.