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ACTRA and ACA granted intervenor status on simsub

The organizations, which argue the CRTC ruling will have a negative effect on advertising and Canadian productions, can now make their case to the Federal Court of Appeal.

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Unions, guilds react to CRTC licensing decision

The CMPA, DGC and other associations have come out in opposition to the decision to set PNI at 5% of revenues.

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Five more years for English-language broadcasters: CRTC

The regulator set a standard 30% CPE for all groups as part of the licence renewals and approved mandatory distribution of Rogers Media’s OMNI Regional.

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CRTC to review CBC, digital media

The commission will look to renew and monitor the pubcaster’s licence, as well as research the financial state of digital media as part of its three-year plan.

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What to keep in mind when choosing the next CRTC chair

Industry groups are calling for gender balance, greater visible minority presence and a stronger background in media production for upcoming appointments.

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Cord-cutting hit a record high in 2016: report

But those who have cut the cord still only account for a small percentage of the total market, according to a report from Boon Dog.

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In Brief: CRTC seeks reg change input; JFL to receive Icon Award

The Commission has proposed broadcast distribution and TV broadcasting regulation changes, the Canadian Academy calls on a special guest to honour the comedy brand, plus more.

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Funding, modernization big themes in Cancon consultation report

After months of public and online discussion, Canadian Heritage has released a summary of its findings, which will help inform its upcoming cultural policy toolkit.

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Rogers Media suspends production at Toronto community station

Ten people have been laid off at the media company’s York Mills Road station.

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Super Bowl ratings down 39% for Bell Media

The media co attributed the decline to the CRTC’s previous simsub ruling, and vows to continue to fight the decision.

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Bell, NFL step up simsub appeal as time runs out

With the Super Bowl just a month away, the media co and U.S. football league urged the Federal Court of Appeal to overturn the CRTC’s decision.

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U.S. politicians weigh in on simsub

Senators Marco Rubio and Ron Johnson have spoken out against the CRTC’s ruling, but will their input prompt any action?