The English Language Arts Network (ELAN), with support from the Quebec Community Groups Network (QCGN),  is building an alliance to intervene at the impending CRTC public hearings concerning Vidéotron’s Montreal licence renewal . The licence affects the 600,000 English-speaking Quebecers living in the Greater Montreal region.

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From CRTC Release:

The Commission has amended the Broadcasting Distribution Regulations to implement the exemption order applicable to Category B services that serve fewer than 200,000 subscribers and that operate under an approved nature of service.

These amendments will be published in the Canada Gazette, Part II, and will come into effect on the date of their registrationThe amendments are set out in the appendix to this regulatory policy.

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Today, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) released statistical and financial information on Canadian conventional television stations for the broadcast year ended August 31, 2012. These annual reports allow interested parties, including Canadians, to stay informed about the state of the Canadian communications industry.

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From CRTC Release:

The Commission approves the application by Shaw Television Limited Partnership (Shaw LP) and Shaw Media Global Inc. (Shaw Global), a new partner with Shaw LP in TVtropolis General Partnership (TVtropolis GP), for authority to acquire the assets of the national, English-language specialty Category A service TVtropolis, through the acquisition by Shaw Global of the partnership’s units held by Rogers Communications Inc., the current partner with Shaw LP in TVtropolis GP, and for a new broadcasting licence to continue the operation of the undertaking.

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CBC/Radio-Canada’s ongoing evolution into a modern public broadcaster took an important step forward today with the CRTC’s announcement of a new streamlined regulatory framework for the public broadcaster that will support the ongoing implementation of its Strategy 2015 plan. The decision also permits the public broadcaster to introduce advertising to CBC Radio 2 and Espace musique, which will help the Corporation ensure that its music services can continue to be a point of discovery for Canadian music fans.

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