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Jul 20, 2015 — News Release

Harper blueprint embedded in Senate CBC report

The Senate Transport and Communication Committee’s report on the challenges facing the CBC would fundamentally change the national public broadcaster for the worse, according to the watchdog group Friends of Canadian Broadcasting.

Jun 25, 2015 — News Article

CRTC revokes licences of aboriginal radio stations in Edmonton, four other cities

In a decision “to help improve radio service for urban aboriginal listeners,” the CRTC says it is revoking the licences of AVR stations in Edmonton, Calgary, Vancouver, Toronto and Ottawa effective July 25.

Jun 24, 2015 — News Article

CKUA to Open Calgary Studio, Tripling Local Content by Sarah Pynoo

Calgarians will soon be able to tune into more local music programming, thanks to a partnership between CKUA, the NMC, and the Calgary Foundation.

Jun 6, 2015 — News Article

Victoria’s CHEK rides out turbulent times by Claire Brownell

Columnist says five-and-a-half years after employees bought the station from Canwest, CHEK is still chugging along, with more local programming, less funding and no major media conglomerate with other sources of revenue to fall back on.

Jun 2, 2015 — News Article

Global Montreal adding more local newscasts this fall by Steve Faguy

Global Montreal is adding more local news to its daytime schedule.

May 28, 2015 — News Article

CBC Dethrones CJOB as Winnipeg’s Top Radio Station

Columnist says a major shift in the local radio landscape shook up the spring ratings book in Winnipeg.

Apr 17, 2015 — News Article

CBC program Q aimed at U.S. youth while most Canadians given a back seat by Nick Fillmore

Columnist says Q producers are much more attuned to coming up with entertainment and youth-oriented program ideas rather than off the beat Canadian ones.

Apr 1, 2015 — News Article

Channel survivor: What will the dial look like in a pick-and-pay world? by James Bradshaw

Columnist says in a pick-and-pay world, TV channels will have to fight to attract viewers’ attention and some won’t make it and will be kicked off the dial.

Mar 27, 2015 — News Article

Change: the one constant in the media industry by Hubert T. Lacroix

CBC President says the public broadcaster's new local plan reduces the cost of service and starts to reshape it for how media is being, and will be, consumed in the future.

Mar 26, 2015 — News Article

Consumers are focus of TV rules by Michael Lewis

Columnist says proposed CRTC code of conduct targets cable and satellite providers.

Mar 22, 2015 — News Article

Toronto Star's View: Two cheers for ‘pick and pay’ on cable TV

Editorial says the “pick and pay” model for cable the CRTC unveiled amounts to giving viewers what they’ve been demanding for years.

Mar 21, 2015 — News Article

Sask. providers react to CRTC by D.C. Fraser

Access, which serves over 200 communities across Saskatchewan, was hoping it wouldn't have to contribute to a fund used to support television production.

Mar 21, 2015 — News Article

TV producers fear a la carte channel selection threatens jobs, kids' content by Cassandra Szklarski

An a la carte system gives TV fans more choice but they'll ultimately have fewer channels to choose from, say some Canadian producers who predict job losses and less programming for kids.

Mar 20, 2015 — News Article

Cable firms told to offer basic TV for $25 a month or less by Terry Powell

Cable and satellite service providers will soon have to offer consumers an “entry-level” television service, at a cost of no more than $25 a month, a decision that the country’s broadcast regulator acknowledges will cost some people their jobs.

Mar 20, 2015 — News Article

It’s Friday–so kick back and watch the CRTC by Katherine Dunn

The CRTC unveils new restrictions on charges for bundled TV packages.

Mar 20, 2015 — News Article

Cheap politics, cheap TV: CRTC hands Tories a populist election platform by Simon Houpt

Columnist says the CRTC is supposed to operate on an arm’s-length basis, so it can develop policy that is free from politics, but that is not the reality.

Mar 20, 2015 — News Article

Pick-and-pay TV: Consumer choice, but at what cost?

Tech analyst says the CRTC's decision to allow "pick-and-pay" might be too little too late as the market continues its headlong rush towards purely online alternatives.

Mar 20, 2015 — News Article

You’ll get more options, but you might not pay less when it’s all said and done, chairman warns by Sadiya Ansari and Raju Mudhar

FRIENDS is concerned about the impact pick-and-pay will have on Canadian content.

Mar 20, 2015 — News Article

CRTC ruling could mean higher Internet bills

Columnist says consumers could see Internet costs edge higher as cable companies look to maintain profits in light of a ruling that forces them to unbundle television channels.

Mar 19, 2015 — News Article

Canada to Offer a La Carte Cable Pricing by 2016 by Etan Vlessing

The CRTC insists that still making popular American channels available as part of large basic cable packages, in addition to standalone sale, should convince U.S. broadcasters to not pull channels and keep them in the Canadian market.