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CRTC Orders Broadcasters, Telcos To Improve Accessibility

The CRTC has ordered telecom companies and broadcasters to improve their accessibility services.

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July 22, 2009 1 comment Must Reads

CRTC Chair Says Broadcast and Telco Acts Need Overhaul

CRTC Chair Konrad von Finckenstein told an audience last week that the Telecommunications Act and Broadcasting Act require an overhaul with a single communications law the better approach.

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June 2, 2009 1 comment Must Reads

Blurry Outlook for Canadian Digital TV Transition

Earlier this week, hundreds of U.S. television stations plan to shut down their analog broadcasts as they complete the transition to digital over-the-air broadcasts.  While the U.S. had planned for a nationwide change this month, last minute legislation has delayed the full mandatory transition until mid-June.  My weekly technology law column (Toronto Star version, homepage version) argues that the U.S. experience to date highlights what should be a major concern for Canada – the transition from analog to digital broadcasts is years behind the U.S. with virtually no industry or government support.  This sounds like a purely technical issue, yet the policy implications of that transition will have a profound effect on both the national broadcast and telecom landscape. 

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February 20, 2009 3 comments Columns

Blurry Outlook for Canadian Digital TV Transition

Appeared in the Toronto Star on February 16, 2009 as Details of Transition to Digital TV a Little Blurry Starting this week, hundreds of U.S. television stations plan to shut down their analog broadcasts as they complete the transition to digital over-the-air broadcasts.  While the U.S. had planned for a […]

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February 16, 2009 Comments are Disabled Columns Archive

CRTC Considers Big Changes to Broadcast Rules, Telecom Privacy

The CRTC today released two consultation notices that could result in big changes to Canadian broadcasting and telecom privacy.  The broadcasting consultation proposes a major change to spending on Canadian English television productions, which has been flat compared to regular increases for spending on U.S. programming.  The CRTC puts forward […]

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February 13, 2009 4 comments News