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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


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


CRTC rules on signal compensation regime for Canadian broadcasters
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • Canada
  • May 10 2010

The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) has issued a decision adopting in principle a new signal compensation regime in which private local Canadian broadcasters may elect to enter into negotiations with Canadian distributors to establish compensation for over-the-air signals


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


New wholesale rates for ISPs implemented
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • Canada
  • April 17 2012

On 27 January 2012, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) confirmed that the new wholesale rates for independent ISPs would be implemented starting 1 February 2012


Global action taken against global Microsoft Imposter telemarketing scam
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • Canada, Global, USA, Australia
  • September 28 2012

Joint action between the ACMA, the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Canadian Radio television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) has led to court orders being obtained against US-based and India-based parties involved in the global 'Microsoft Imposter' phone scam


US government crackdown targets Canadian online gaming company
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • Canada, USA
  • May 3 2012

On 28 February 2012, prosecutors in Maryland charged four Canadian founders of an online gaming website (the Company) with running an illegal sports gambling business and conspiring to commit money laundering


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


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


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