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Quebecor, Bell clash in Gatineau

Bell argued the commission should revoke TVA Sports’ broadcasting licence, while Quebecor’s Pierre Karl Peladeau said doing so could result in the end of the channel.

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Former media exec and CRTC chair Andre Bureau dies

“Mr. Bureau played a pivotal role in providing Canadians more choice on television,” said CRTC chairperson and CEO Ian Scott on Bureau’s passing.

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CRTC sets hearing date for Quebecor, Bell dispute

TVA Group will be required to “show cause” as to why the CRTC should not suspend its broadcasting licence at next week’s hearing.

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Quebecor pulls TVA Sports from Bell TV in Quebec

Quebecor went ahead with the threat despite receiving a pair of letters from the CRTC urging both sides to come to a swift resolution.

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OTT revenues continue to gain significant ground on TV: CRTC

TV revenues fell by 5% to $6.9 billion while revenues for internet video platforms grew by 21.3% to $2.4 billion, according to the Communications Monitoring Report for 2017.

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CRTC extends deadline for comments on production report

Following two joint requests for an extension, the CRTC has pushed back the deadline for its expanded PNI report.

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CRTC approves TVA acquisition of Serdy Media

The transaction will result in a tangible benefits package of $1.7 million being directed to the CMF, Telefilm and the Quebecor Fund.

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CBC, CRTC call for data-sharing from digital giants

Just-released submissions for the Broadcasting and Telecommunications Acts review see calls for more involvement and transparency from foreign operators in the domestic system.

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CRTC dismisses complaint against the Bell Fund

The commission said the manner in which the Bell Fund’s TV Program is structured is consistent with CRTC policies and need not be revised.

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CRTC invites comments on new production report

The commission has put out a call for English- and French-language groups to weigh in on a new production report to replace its annual PNI report for licensees.

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As streaming and mobile use rise, so do complaints: report

Complaints about Canadian TV and telcom providers were up by 57% in the last year, according to the Commission for Complaints for Telecom-Television Services.

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More multi-lingual channel applicants state their cases to CRTC

Day two saw Bell Media highlighting the scale of its existing news operations while other applicants questioned the ability of big media cos to prioritize multi-lingual programming.