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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 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


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


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


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


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


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


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