Canadian Radio Television and Telecommunications Commission

CRTC Prepares To Hunt Rogue Telemarketers

CP | David Paddon, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.26.2014 | Canada Business

TORONTO - The head of the CRTC says the agency is exploring a range of new investigative tools, including international operations to catch rogue tele...

Canada's TV Industry Is In Trouble

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 05.06.2014 | Canada Business

Bad news for people working in Canadian entertainment: TV ad revenue is dropping, and broadcasters are cutting back on original programming. Canada...

Channel's Future ‘In Jeopardy' For Not Having Enough Canadian Porn

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 04.28.2014 | Canada Business

The chairman of Canada’s telecom regulator has warned a cable broadcaster its licence is “in jeopardy” over the company’s apparent failure to ...

CRTC Slams Channels For Not Enough Canadian Porn

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 03.05.2014 | Canada Business

Who knew cable porn channels had a Canadian content requirement? The CRTC did, that’s who, and now the telecommunications regulator is taking sev...

Sunny Freeman

CRTC Is The Problem, CRTC Told

HuffingtonPost.com | Sunny Freeman | Posted 01.30.2014 | Canada Business

Canadians are disgruntled with television in this country. Many blame the CRTC for the system’s failings, and some have told the federal regulator t...

CRTC Hands Sun News A Victory

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 01.25.2014 | Canada Business

Canada’s telecom regulator handed Sun News Network a partial victory on Thursday, announcing new rules for cable and satellite providers that will r...

CRTC Finally Notices Big Telcos May Be Trying To Kill Competition

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 01.25.2014 | Canada Business

Canada’s telecom watchdog is launching an inquiry into whether the country’s big wireless carriers are trying to muscle out competitors by chargin...

Wireless Rules Change Today: What You Need To Know

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Business

Canada’s new rules for wireless came into force Monday, marking the official end of much-hated three-year contracts for cellphone service. As of ...

‘Consumer-Abusing' Wireless Companies Get An Earful

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 10.07.2013 | Canada Business

The CRTC has found itself in the crossfire between the Big Three telecoms and smaller players over its plan to review roaming rates. On one side ar...

Moment Of Truth Approaches

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.07.2013 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - Sun News Network will find out Thursday whether it will get its coveted guaranteed spot on the television dial.The Quebecor-owned network is ...

Verdict Is In: HuffPost Readers Want A TV Revolution

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 11.13.2013 | Canada Business

End channel bundling. End CanCon rules. End the CRTC … and maybe even end the CBC. Those sentiments were hardly unanimous, but they were among th...

Watch This: Canada's TV Rules To Get Major Overhaul

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 11.13.2013 | Canada Business

Canada’s telecom regulator is preparing for a major review of how the TV broadcasting industry works, and a lot is up for grabs — from channel pac...

BIG CHANGES

CP | Steve Rennie, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.03.2013 | Canada Business

OTTAWA — Cellphone customers will be able to walk away from their contracts after two years without any early-cancellation penalties under a set of ...

CRTC To Sun News: Why Should We Help You?

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 04.24.2013 | Canada Business

The Sun News Network made its case in front of the CRTC Tuesday to be made a mandatory part of basic cable, but some of the questions levelled at the ...

Cord-Cutting? Canadian Cable Companies Rake In Huge Profits

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 04.09.2013 | Canada Business

A growing number of Canadians may be ditching their cable and satellite services, but there are plenty of others to take their place, data from the CR...

Should Sun News Be Must-Carry? No, And Neither Should Anyone Else

Michael Geist | Posted 03.31.2013 | Canada Business
Michael Geist

Sun TV News, which previously disavowed mandatory distribution by likening it to a tax on all cable and satellite subscribers, now wants the CRTC to require those subscribers to pay it 18 cents per month until 2017. There are few, if any, broadcasters that can be considered so essential as to merit mandatory distribution.

Flaherty Tried To Influence CRTC Decision

CP | Jim Bronskill, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.18.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The Conservative government would not say whether it stands by its own accountability rules for members of cabinet after Finance Minister Jim...

Bell, Astral Try Again

CP | LuAnn LaSalle, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.19.2013 | Canada Business

MONTREAL - BCE Inc. expects that its new proposal to buy Astral Media will address the federal regulator's concern about the telecom giant dominating ...

Anti-Competitive? Telus Weighs In On The $3.4B Bell-Astral Merger

CP | LuAnn LaSalle, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.14.2012 | Canada Business

MONTREAL - Bell would have too much control of English-language TV content and consumers would end up with higher prices if the telecom company is all...

Pay-Per-Channel TV Coming To Canada

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 07.20.2012 | Canada Business

A pair of rulings from Canada's telecommunications regulator paves the way for "a la carte" TV services that would allow consumers to purchase only t...

Good News For Your Cable Bill

CP | Terry Pedwell, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.17.2012 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - Canada's broadcast regulator is doing away with a controversial fee charged by many cable and satellite companies to help improve local TV pr...

Phone Service Competition Coming To Rural Canada

CP | Steve Rennie, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.04.2012 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - Prime Minister Stephen Harper's cabinet has upheld a CRTC ruling that allows big telephone companies to compete against smaller ones in cotta...

Good News For Canadian Gamers

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 08.28.2012 | Canada Business

GATINEAU, Que. - The federal telecommunications watchdog says it is confident Rogers Communications is no longer slowing down gaming activities on the...

The CRTC Gets A New Chief

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 08.08.2012 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - Jean-Pierre Blais has been named the new chairman of the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission.The longtime civil serva...

Canadian Broadcast Pioneer Dead

CBC | Posted 04.22.2012 | Canada

Pierre Juneau, who championed Canadian content on radio and TV as the first chair of the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications...