Columnist likens the troubles facing U.S. broadcasters to the plight of the Big Three automakers.
CTV's cancellation of Canadian Idol this season will result in a loss of almost 650 TV production jobs across Canada.
The CRTC has approved a Rogers Communications bid for a Toronto-focused specialty channel with local news, traffic, weather, business, sports and entertainment information.
Industry participants question how much of an impact the Local Improvement Fund will have, given there are over 70 television stations expected to draw from it.
Video of FRIENDS spokesperson, Ian Morrison, saying that Canadian citizens, as "shareholders" of the broadcasting system, were well served by a CRTC decision on the cable industry.
Montreal Gazette employees are protesting Canwest's decision to move more editorial and customer-service operations out of Quebec.
FRIENDS spokesperson Ian Morrison says cable companies such as Shaw Communications may not be happy with having to put more money into local television programming.
New CTV-Montreal news director is expanding the station's 6 p.m. news package on weekends from 30 to 60 minutes.
Stephen Harper's Conservatives have promised $25 million for French-language television programming if re-elected.
Election briefing note to Canadian Media Guild members on matters such as the CBC, foreign ownership and local news requirements.
BC's public television network has changed its name, logo and status in a bid to cash in on its strengths and attract more viewers.
Critics say TVOntario, Ontario's educational broadcaster, has failed citizens by drastically cutting back its coverage of provincial politics.
The CRTC has approved an application for P.E.I.'s first Christian radio station.
The Canadian Media Guild has drawn up a plan that would see six free, HD TV channels broadcast over-the-air in Kamloops, B.C.
Blaming a slowdown in the use of studio production facilities, CanWest MediaWorks is exiting one of their main television and film sites in Toronto.
Canwest Media has announced it has launched a $210,000 aboriginal internship program at its major Alberta television stations.
Iconic Toronto building has been purchased by a condo developer for $21-million.
Canadian movie producer says Vancouver has an advantage over Toronto and Montreal for U.S. film shoots because of its proximity to L.A. and a larger number of purpose-built studios.
The CRTC has ruled that the new owners of the struggling Quebec broadcaster can drastically reduce news coverage for three years until they return to financial health.
Canada's largest media union says the CRTC's decision to allow TQS to slash local news demonstrates that the CRTC is eroding its mandate to serve the public interest.
The CRTC has approved three new FM broadcasters to compete in Metro Vancouver's $131-million-per-year advertising market.
Radio-Canada and Quebec broadcaster TVA will soon both have women anchors for their flagship nightly news programs.
The Canadian Media Guild has renewed a call to the CRTC to protect local newsrooms in the wake of layoffs at a Montreal radio station.
Columnist says there is growing support among political parties in Quebec for provincial control over the licensing of broadcasters.
The head of the CRTC says he is concerned about a Remstar Broadcasting proposal to drastically curtail the news coverage at Quebec private television network TQS.
The prospective new owners of TQS say they only want to revive the network's TV operation, not the news service.
Shaw-owned Star Choice tells the CRTC that the company shouldn't be forced to return a local Toronto TV station to the airwaves just because "a few people complained".
Shaw calls CBC's demand to reinstate its Regina feed "completely unrealistic and a total waste of scarce satellite capacity."
The CBC has filed an official complaint with the CRTC, demanding that Shaw's satellite TV distributor immediately reinstate the public broadcaster's Saskatchewan channel.
CBC says Shaw is breaking a CRTC rule that requires satellite companies to carry just as many CBC-owned stations as those run by other broadcasters.
Peterborough, Ontario is getting a new Corus Entertainment-owned FM radio station.
The Department of Canadian Heritage says it will pay for Bell ExpressVu service for residents of as many as 92 native communities so they can receive the Aboriginal Peoples Television Network.
Shaw-controlled Star Choice is yanking CBC in Regina, CTV in Calgary, Global in the Maritimes, CityTV in Winnipeg and SunTV in Toronto from its satellite TV service.
Seeded by a commitment of $1.4 million over seven years from Astral Media, the Community Radio Fund of Canada has a mandate to support the development of not-for-profit, local radio.
A Bloc private member's bill says foreign television stations should be permitted on Quebec airwaves to the extent they don't jeopardize the predominance of Quebec culture and the French language.
Columnist says that if the CRTC allows the struggling Quebec TV network TQS to collect carriage fees in exchange for maintaining
Residents of Quebec's Eastern Townships have filed a compliant with the CRTC over a Corus Entertainment proposal that could block the signal for Vermont Public Radio.
Simon Fraser University professor says the CRTC's policy on ethnic broadcasting has inadvertently introduced classes of services where some thrive an others struggle.
FRIENDS says plans to shut down TQS news outlets across Quebec likely won't happen because it goes against CRTC rules and could hamper Prime Minister Stephen Harper's chances of winning seats in Quebec.
CTVglobemedia, CanWest join forces to oppose cable/satellite deregulation proposals, argue for retention of simultaneous substitution, but suggest additional spending on local programming should not be a condition of adopting fee-for-carriage.
The Bloc Québécois is poised to table potentially controversial legislation, giving Quebec the power to opt out of the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission and set up its own telecommunications regulator.
CTV to brings its news anchors from across Canada together in Ottawa for a celebration of local news.
New TV distribution player calls on CRTC to eliminate requirement to carry "basic" channels.
Future of local grassroots community television hangs in balance at CRTC broadcast distribution hearings.
Columnist says CBC Television proposal to provide English-language coverage of Montreal Canadiens games during playoffs contrasts with complete lack of such coverage at other times.
Bell Canada takes negative view of fee-for-carriage despite its ownership stake in CTV.
CBC Radio One ranked top radio station in Calgary by BBM.
In rejecting HDTV Networks' bid to launch a new television network, the CRTC said that the promised two hours of local programming would not be in keeping with policies on network television.
The CRTC has turned down John Bitove's application to start a high-definition television network because it would provide little regional programming.
Kamloops activist says the switch to digital TV broadcasting will erode access to local programming and will force low income earners to spend on cable packages or a converter.
Ontario's public broadcaster has closed its office at the provincial legislature.
CBC executive vice-president Richard Stursberg has sent a formal apology to Quebec artists whose performances were not included in a TV broadcast of the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame gala.
FRIENDS tells the CRTC that tinkering with TV regulations would most likely have long-term unintended and negative consequences that would undercut the stated objective of "ensuring a strong Canadian presence in the Canadian broadcasting system".
CTVglobemedia and Canwest Global say the Canadian TV industry is in "crisis" and they must be paid for the channels that are delivered to customers by cable and satellite companies.
CTVglobemedia and CanWest Global tell the CRTC that cable and satellite providers should have to pay local TV broadcasters for distribution of over-the-air signals in Canada.
FRIENDS recommends that the CRTC permit over-the-air television equitable access to subscriber cable/satellite fees in return for the expansion of local programming.
A study commissioned by CTVglobemedia and CanWest shows that while a large majority of cable/satellite TV subscribers value local news programs more than any other Canadian programming, few know that none of the proceeds of the monthly cable/satellite TV bill directly supports local TV stations.
A Waterloo City Council motion in support of a Waterloo Region CBC radio station which recognizes the Region's unique cultural, economic and educational identity.
Waterloo city council has passed a motion in support of a CBC radio station for the community plus 13 other areas across Canada.
FRIENDS recommends the CRTC ensure that granting CBC's applications to convert Radio One service in the Lower Mainland, Sunshine Coast and Eastern Vancouver Island from AM to FM
Blog post describes how new local CBC newscasts may soon be focusing on image over substance and content.