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CRTC appoints Claire Anderson as B.C., Yukon commissioner

The Yukon-based lawyer is the first Indigenous woman to serve as commissioner with the CRTC.

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CBC revenue up in 2018 as private broadcasting slide continues: report

Overall broadcasting revenues in Canada dipped by 1.2%, according to the CRTC, while CBC revenues across its conventional TV business jumped to $1.06 billion.

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CRTC launches review of Indigenous broadcasting policy

APTN’s Jean LaRose says the broadcaster has been pushing for the review since 2011 and expects a productive collaboration between the CRTC and Indigenous community.

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TVA Group axes 68 jobs

The company said the decision was “made necessary by numerous unfair practices that have been undermining the television industry for years.”

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CRTC renews OMNI Regional’s must-carry status

After examining eight applications for a national multi-ethnic service, the commission said the Rogers-owned service best met its criteria.

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CRTC issues mandatory order for Quebecor to restore TVA Sports

Quebecor said it would abide by the order but reiterated its stance that there is a “dramatic imbalance” in the royalties paid to specialty channels.

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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.