Federal Court gives fee-for-carriage legitimacy
In response to a CRTC request asking for a ruling on the admissibility of so-called fee-for-carriage regime for the industry, the federal court in a 2-to-1 ruling said the Broadcasting Act would allow it.
CRTC puts kaibosh on George Burger’s Crush movie channel
The CRTC has put the kaibosh on George Burger’s proposed Crush channel, ruling the film channel for an 18-35 male demo was too “broad” in mandate to distinguish itself from existing Canadian pay TV channels.
Canada takes one more step to India co-production treaty
Canada has taken another step towards a possible official film and TV co-production agreement with India by launching an online consultation of its co-production treaty on audiovisual content.
AUX TV asks CRTC to change restrictions
The regulatory body will decide this week if CTV’s request to play fewer music videos means AUX TV can play more.
Pentefountas steps in for Arpin at CRTC as opposition accuses gov’t of cronyism
Only a few days after Industry Minister Tony Clement threatened to overturn a CRTC ruling on usage-based Internet billing the government has appointed a political ally as vice-chair of the federal regulator, a move critics say is meant to undermine the body’s authority.
Canadian guilds and unions applaud court striking down Globalive decision
Canadian guilds and unions on Friday applauded a federal court striking down the licensing of Egyptian-owned mobile carrier Globalive Communications as a move that restores Canada’s foreign ownership restrictions.
Breakthrough in Producer-Broadcaster terms of trade talks
Drum roll: a first-time terms of trade agreement between Canadian broadcasters and indie producers appears in sight.
WGC, ACTRA weigh in at CRTC hearings
As the CRTC hearings into BCE’s $3.2 billion takeover of CTV continue, industry players debated Thursday how much the phone giant should pay to the Canadian broadcast system to secure a greenlight for the transaction.
CRTC opens CTV/BCE transaction hearings
BCE on Tuesday defended its tangible benefits package for taking over CTV, contending it’s offering “significant commitments” to new Canadian content production.
Rogers offers conditional support for BCE/CTV takeover
In its brief to the CRTC regarding the takeover, Rogers’ exec Phil Lind says it’s all good – as long as fee-for-carriage is not brought up again.
CRTC briefs on BCE takeover of CTV
BCE isn’t making many friends as it looks to get its takeover of CTVglobemedia approved by the CRTC at upcoming hearings.
Film Ontario trade mission to Hollywood
They’re on a mission: With foreign location shooting in Ontario on an upswing, major industry players are headed to Los Angeles in January to drum up still more business.