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All CRTC / Regulation Articles — 1999

Dec 6, 1999 — News Article

CTV enters crucial stage for NetStar deal by Susanne Craig

Shareholders will lose if CRTC hearings beginning today impose conditions on CTV’s ownership of TSN, Sportsnet

Dec 5, 1999 — News Article

Who will control Canada's sports TV? by Chris Zelkovich

Regardless of CRTC’s decision on Sportsnet, TSN, the ruling’s implications will be significant

Nov 24, 1999 — News Article

CTV lines up allies by Chris Zelkovich

Professional sports teams, leagues and personalities take sides on TSN bid; more support than opposition for CTV

Nov 12, 1999 — Policy Brief

Submission to CRTC re CTV's proposed acquisition of Netstar Communications [PN CRTC 1999-10]

Friends opposes CTV application to simultaneously manage, control SportsNet, TSN

Jun 11, 1999 — News Release

CRTC Gambles with "Trust Us" Decision

Friends predicts CRTC decision to trust private broadcasters to present more Canadian programming a gamble; welcomes other aspects of licencing decision

May 12, 1999 — Policy Brief

Submission to CRTC on Commercial Radio Station Local Management Agreements [PN CRTC 1999-55]

Friends proposes conditions governing commercial radio station local management agreements

May 12, 1999 — Policy Brief

Submission to CRTC re regulation of basic cable fees [PN CRTC 1999-56]

Friends supports CRTC efforts to protect subscribers, proposes additional measures

Mar 20, 1999 — News Article

The death of local television by Tony Atherton

Media concentration sanctioned by the CRTC has led to the gutting of Canadian local television

Jan 28, 1999 — Policy Brief

Submission to CRTC re New Media [PN CRTC 1998-82 - Phase III]

Friends makes final recommendations to CRTC regarding New Media

Jan 27, 1999 — Policy Brief

Letter asking CRTC to launch inquiry into cable rules

Friends requests a CRTC inquiry under Broadcasting Act into broadcasting distribution undertakings, current environment for specialty services