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BDU revenue losses accelerate to 2.1%: CRTC

Canadian TV providers’ revenues dropped 2.1 per cent in 2016 — a marked increase from the 0.1 per cent fall a year earlier, which was the first such decline in a decade. The CRTC released its financial summaries for the broadcast sector Thursday, which showed that broadcasting distribution revenues...


Ethnic channel applicants get more time to apply

Prospective applicants looking to provide the country with a new multilingual, multi-ethnic channel have more time to put their ideas together, the CRTC announced Thursday. In the May licence renewal decision announcing that Rogers Communications Inc.’s new OMNI Regional service would get a temporary...

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