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ADR Contests CRTC Decision in Federal Court

Source: Daily News | 2021-07-03
The television network Avis de Recherche (ADR) filed an application in Federal Court for a judicial review of a decision rendered on August 8, 2021 (Decision 2021-389 and Order 2021-380) by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications...

Mobilicity Announces Sale Approval Motion Approved

Source: Daily News | 2021-06-24
Data & Audio-Visual Enterprises Holdings Inc. and its affiliates (collectively, Mobilicity) today announced that the Sale Approval Motion, in regard to a proposed sale transaction between Mobilicity and Rogers Communications, was approved...

Competition Bureau Clears BCE and Rogers Acquitision of Glentel

Source: Daily News | 2021-05-06
 BCE Inc. and Rogers Communications Inc. have reached an agreement with the Competition Bureau that resolves the Bureau's concerns that the acquisition by BCE of wireless retailer Glentel Inc. and the subsequent sale by BCE of 50 percent...

CBC Executives Put on Leave of Absence

Source: Daily News | 2021-01-06
Two high-ranking CBC executives involved with interviewing employees in connection with the Jian Ghomeshi affair have been put on indefinite leave of absence.

US Supreme Court Rules Aereo Violates US Copyright Act

Source: Daily News | 2021-06-25
The United States Supreme Court ruled 6-3 today that streaming television startup Aereo violates the Copyright Act.

TELUS Acquisition Plan Approved by Ontario Superior Court

Source: Daily News | 2021-05-28
Data & Audio-Visual Enterprises Holdings Inc. and its affiliates (collectively, Mobilicity) announced today that the Acquisition Plan under the terms of the Interim Order of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice (Commercial List) dated...

Cogeco Urges CRTC To Reject Bell-Astral Deal

Source: Daily News | 2021-04-08
Cogeco Cable Inc.  today announced its full opposition to the application by Astral Media Inc. to the CRTC for authority to transfer its effective control, and control of its licensed broadcasting subsidiaries, to BCE Inc. and to...

Cogeco Diffusion Apologizes for Fabi Incident

Source: Daily News | 2021-11-27
98.5 fm Radio broadcasts on week-days a show called “Fabi la nuit”. On Wednesday, November 21, during a call-in segment, a listener uttered unacceptable comments regarding the Jewish population and the Holocaust. The on-air host,...

Bell Asks Cabinet to Direct CRTC to Follow Its Own Policies

Source: Daily News | 2021-10-22
BCE Inc. today submitted its request that the federal Cabinet issue a policy direction, under Section 7 of the Broadcasting Act, that directs the CRTC to follow its existing policies when reviewing change of control transactions in broadcasting.

Bell Shocked by CRTC Rejection of Astral Transaction

Source: Daily News | 2021-10-18
BCE Inc.  today announced it will request that the federal Cabinet intervene in the CRTC's decision to reject Bell's acquisition of Astral Media. Bell is appalled that the CRTC would come to a decision that so negatively impacts Canadian...