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CRTC rules on application to reduce Canadian content

  • Baker & McKenzie
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  • Canada
  • -
  • December 14 2010

The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) denied two applications by a Canadian broadcaster to reduce the percentage of Canadian content it broadcasts on television to 55, which is 5 less than the current 60 minimum required by the Television Broadcasting Regulations

Canadian government to auction more wireless spectrum

  • Baker & McKenzie
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • December 7 2010

The Canadian Federal Government has announced that it will auction two blocks of radio frequency spectrum at 2500 Mhz and at 700 Mhz, the latter of which consists of spectrum that will be freed up when Canada moves from analogue to digital television distribution in August 2011

Canada revises community television policy

  • Baker & McKenzie
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • November 9 2010

The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) issued an updated policy requiring cable undertakings to ensure that at least half of the programming on their community access channels is created by community members, meaning that the original idea for a program must come from members of the community, who must also be involved in some aspect of the production, whether in front or behind the camera

Canadian appeals court rules internet service providers are not broadcasters

  • Baker & McKenzie
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  • Canada
  • -
  • September 6 2010

The Federal Court of Appeal (Court) has confirmed that Internet Service Providers (ISPs) are not broadcasters

Canadian deadline for transition to digital television signals

  • Baker & McKenzie
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 17 2010

On 14 June 2010, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) issued a reminder to Canadian broadcasters of the 31 August 2011 deadline to switch from analog to digital television signals and warned broadcasters that this deadline will not be extended

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