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Canadian government appoints interim CRTC Chairman
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • Canada
  • April 12 2012

On 25 January 2012, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) announced that Leonard Katz, who previously served as Vice-Chairman of Telecommunications at the CRTC since October 2007, had been appointed CRTC's Acting Chairman


Supreme Court holds that ISPs are not broadcasters
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • Canada
  • April 5 2012

On 16 January 2012, in a unanimous decision, the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) held that retail internet service providers (ISPs) are not subject to the federal Broadcasting Act as a result of providing consumers with access to broadcasting over the internet


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


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


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


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 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


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


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


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