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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
  • -
  • 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 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

CRTC rules on application to reduce Canadian content

  • Baker & McKenzie
  • -
  • 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
  • -
  • 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