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Supreme Court of Canada to rule on whether ISPs can be regulated under the Broadcasting Act

  • Baker & McKenzie
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • June 28 2011

The Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) has granted leave to appeal a Federal Court of Appeal judgment dated 7 July 2010, which held that internet service providers (ISPs) do not carry on a "broadcasting undertaking" as defined in the federal Broadcasting Act

Federal Court of Appeal rules that CRTC has authority to permit broadcasters to charge cable companies a fee for local television signals

  • Baker & McKenzie
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • May 4 2011

The Federal Court of Appeal of Canada has ruled that the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) is permitted to establish a so-called "Value for Signal" (VFS) regime whereby broadcasters may negotiate a fee with cable and satellite companies for the right to carry local signals (i.e., local stations) in their packaged television offerings

CRTC announces review of earlier decisions relating to usage-based billing for wholesale internet services

  • Baker & McKenzie
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • March 22 2011

The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) announced a comprehensive review of its recent decisions that would have permitted large internet distributors to adopt usage-based billing for wholesale customers (typically small internet service providers or ISPs) where such providers' residential users exceeded bandwidth caps, as determined by the distributors who generally own or operate the network infrastructure

CRTC seeks power to levy higher penalties

  • Baker & McKenzie
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • February 9 2011

The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) has advocated in a published licence renewal decision that the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission Act (the Act), the statute that grants the CRTC its powers, should be amended in order to enable the CRTC to impose tougher punishments on companies that breach the Broadcasting Act, the Telecommunications Act and their related regulations

Telecommunications regulator imposes moratorium on exclusivity programming agreements for mobile and broadband rights

  • Baker & McKenzie
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • April 26 2011

The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) announced that it has imposed a moratorium against a large communications company, prohibiting it from entering into new exclusive programming agreements for mobile and broadband rights to television programming from its conventional and specialty channels

Competition Bureau will not block merger between telecommunications company and broadcaster

  • Baker & McKenzie
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  • Canada
  • -
  • March 29 2011

After completing its review of the proposed merger between one of Canada's largest telecommunications company and one of the largest national private broadcaster, the Canadian Competition Bureau issued a statement that, at the current time, it does not plan to challenge the transaction by making an application to the Competition Tribunal to prevent closing

CRTC launches fact-finding initiative on OTT programming

  • Baker & McKenzie
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • July 26 2011

The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission has called for submissions on the impact of over-the-top services on the Canadian broadcasting system

Canadian Competition Authority imposes first C$10 million civil penalty for misleading advertising

  • Baker & McKenzie
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • September 6 2011

On 28 June 2011, the Canadian Competition Bureau (CCB) registered a consent agreement with the Canadian Competition Tribunal (CCT) in which one of Canada's largest communications company agreed to pay a civil administrative monetary penalty of C$10 million for misleading advertising in connection with its internet, home phone, wireless and television services

CRTC introduces a new framework for vertical integration

  • Baker & McKenzie
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • November 25 2011

On 21 September 2011, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) introduced a new regulatory policy addressing vertical integration in the broadcasting industry

Canadian conversion to digital television

  • Baker & McKenzie
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • June 15 2010

On 17 April 2010, the Canadian Minister of Industry, Tony Clement, stated that the Federal Government expects broadcasters to adhere to the Government's schedule of transitioning from analog to digital television, despite warnings from television networks and consumer advocates that Canada is not ready