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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...

Media Bites: How Sun News Could Change Cable as We Know it

J.J. McCullough | Posted 10.13.2013 | Canada Politics
J.J. McCullough

2012-04-27-mediabitesreal.jpg There "is merit to the arguments raised by Sun News," the CRTC conceded, namely the network's idea that Canadians need their news "to come from a variety of independent sources." As a result, the CRTC now plans to spend the fall debating a couple reforms that would fundamentally rejigger the rules governing how Canadian cable companies are permitted to sell and broadcast news channels in general. For a network that never stops bragging about wanting to "change Canadian television as we know it," that's not a bad legacy to leave -- even if it wasn't intentional.

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 ...

Sun News Asking for a Government Handout Is Ironic, Dontcha Think?

Rachel Décoste | Posted 07.02.2013 | Canada
Rachel Décoste

Today, the Sun News Network (SNN) made its final pitch to the federal telecommunications regulator. There is something quite ironic about a network that regularly manipulates information to deliver an agenda that is anti-big government, anti-handouts, anti-regulation, anti-bailout, anti-immigrant, vulture-capitalist -- now begging for a socialist solution to their shortfall.

Sun News Fears 'Death Sentence'

CP | Steve Rennie, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.02.2013 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - Sun News Network made its final pitch to the federal telecommunications regulator on Thursday, saying anything short of a guaranteed spot on ...

Cable Companies: Time To End Guaranteed Spots On Cable

CP | Steve Rennie, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.30.2013 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - Some of the country's largest cable and satellite TV providers urged the federal telecommunications regulator on Monday to reject a number of...

Sun News' 'Older Canadians' Are U.S. Actors: Report

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 04.24.2013 | Canada Business

Sun News has been working tirelessly to convince the CRTC it should be made a mandatory part of basic cable, and one of the channel’s principle argu...

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 ...

Crunch Time For Sun News

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 04.23.2013 | Canada Business

As Canada’s telecom regulator begins hearings this week into Sun News’ application to be a mandatory part of Canadians’ basic cable and satellit...

OK, We Just Want 5 Years On Basic Cable..

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 03.19.2013 | Canada Business

Maybe Sun News is seeing the writing on the wall for its application to be a mandatory part of Canadians’ basic cable, because it appears the networ...

CBC Slams Sun News' ‘Outrageous’ Sexual Harassment Claims

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 03.05.2013 | Canada Business

The president of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation unleashed a scathing criticism of Sun Media in front of a Parliamentary committee on Tuesday, a...

Petition Urges Rejection Of Sun News From Basic Cable

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 03.04.2013 | Canada Business

More than 25,000 Canadians have urged the CRTC to reject Sun News’ application to be a mandatory part of basic cable, according to activist group Av...

The Latest Sun News Endorsement Is Out of Line

Gerry Nicholls | Posted 04.08.2013 | Canada Business
Gerry Nicholls

The National Citizens Coalition shouldn't be in favour of "mandatory" anything. And certainly the group should oppose, on principle, the idea of forcing Canadians to pay for the Sun News Network whether they like it or not. The NCC chose instead to mimic the Sun News Network's arguments and in doing so it has undermined its credibility.

Sun News Asks Anti-Abortion Groups For Help

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 01.23.2013 | Canada Politics

Sun News TV host Brian Lilley has asked anti-abortion supporters across Canada to support the channel's CRTC application for mandatory carriage. "S...

They Want You To Pay For This

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.23.2013 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - Quebecor says its television network Sun News suffered a projected $17-million loss in 2012 and will continue to record unacceptable losses u...

Should Sun News Be Mandatory On Cable?

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 11.13.2012 | Canada Business

Canadians will have to pay for the Sun News Network whether they want to watch it or not, if the channel’s parent company gets its way. Quebecor,...