Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission

  1. Morning Fix: 3BallMTY Win Big at Mexican Music Awards; Google's Priorities; David S. Ware RIP

    October 19, 2012 7:35 AM EDT Head HERE to subscribe to Billboard's free music-business newsletters 3BALLMTY, GERARDO ORTIZ DOMINATE BILLBOARD MEXICAN MUSIC AWARDS: Young talent and a bold new musical trend dominated the second annual Billboard Mexican Music Awards, with ...

  2. Canadian Regulators Deny BCE's $3.4 Billion Bid To Purchase Astral Media

    October 19, 2012 6:30 AM EDT The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) gave its decision late yesterday afternoon (Oct. 18) to deny BCE's bid to purchase Astral Media for $3.4 billion (U.S. $3.45 billion). The CRTC, a public organization that ...

  3. Canadian Music Television Stations Denied Request To Play Less Music

    August 10, 2011 4:10 PM EDT Canada's leading music television stations have been denied their request to broadcast less music programming, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC), the public organization that regulates Canada's broadc ...

  4. MuchMusic Still Hoping For Programming Approval From CRTC

    December 13, 2010 12:00 AM EST Canada's specialty music TV station MuchMusic may still get the programming changes it seeks from the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC), including a reduction in the number of music videos it's required t ...

  5. MuchMusic Loses Bid To Cut Music Videos

    November 26, 2010 12:00 AM EST MuchMusic, Canada's specialty music TV station, has been denied its request to play fewer music videos, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission announced Nov. 25. The station launched in 1984 as "the nation's ...

  6. Sirius, XM To Merge In Canada

    November 24, 2010 12:00 AM EST More than two years after Sirius Satellite Radio and XM Radio merged in the United States to form Sirius XM Inc., Canadian Satellite Radio Holdings Inc., XM Canada’s parent company, has announced a definitive agreement to combine Sirius Canada Inc ...

  7. CIRPA: Report Shows 'Deep-Rooted' Problem With Airplay

    February 28, 2008 12:00 AM EST A Canadian government study of the amount of airplay given to new musicians by Canadian radio demonstrates a deep-rooted problem, the head of the Canadian Independent Record Production Association says. "The situation is even worse than we ex ...

  8. Canadian Music Industry Perseveres In Challenging Times

    February 26, 2008 12:00 AM EST With CD sales falling faster than digital sales rise and with layoffs at Canada's major labels, many executives in the country's music business are worried about the implications of a continued decline in the music industry. Much of the ...

  9. Canadian Report Calls For 'Emerging Artists' Definition

    September 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT A review of radio in Canada has recommended that the national radio broadcasting and music industries develop a framework to encourage airplay for new talent. The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission, which regulates radio i ...

  10. Canada's Astral Strikes Standard Radio Deal

    April 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT At a Toronto news conference held Thursday (April 12) to announce Astral Media's formal agreement to buy most of the assets of Standard Radio, Astral CEO Ian Greenberg hailed the purchase as "the birth of a new national leader in Canadia ...

  11. CRTC To Review Broadcast Diversity

    March 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC), the Canadian government broadcast regulator, intends that the growing rate of media concentration in Canada merits public debate. The CRTC announced on Tuesday (March 13) that ...

  12. CRTC Appoints Von Finckenstein Chairman

    January 26, 2007 12:00 AM EST Canadian Federal Court Judge Konrad von Finckenstein has been named chairman of Canada's broadcast regulator, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission in Ottawa. "Mr. von Finckenstein's credentials will bring ...

  13. Canada's CRTC Rules On Content Quotas

    December 15, 2006 12:00 AM EST Following its review of commercial radio and hearings last May in Ottawa, Canada's broadcast regulator the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) unveiled on Dec. 15 a decision that sided with Canadian broadcasters ...

  14. Canada Moves Forward With Radio Reg Review

    November 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST The Canadian federal government is going ahead with a planned review of its commercial radio regulations, despite an earlier call by domestic broadcasters for a delay amid the pending arrival of U.S. TORONTO (The Hollywood Reporter) -- The Canadia ...

  15. Sirius Canada, Astral Mdia Radio Form Pact

    November 04, 2005 12:00 AM EST Deal will produce two stations on satcaster's service. Sirius Canada and Montreal-based Astral Média Radio have inked a deal to provide two French-language Canadian-based music stations for Sirius Canada's satellite radio service. The tw ...

  16. Sat Services Bow To Canadian Content Requirements

    September 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Two U.S. satellite radio services on Sept. 6 told Canada's broadcast regulator they can live with Canadian-content obligations imposed on their upcoming rollouts of Canadianized services. TORONTO (The Hollywood Report) -- Two U.S. satellite r ...

  17. Canadian Groups Protest Sat Radio Decision

    July 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT A coalition of Canadian content creators on June 27 formally asked the federal cabinet to overturn a June 16 decision by Canada's broadcast regulator that allows U.S.-based rivals XM Satellite Radio H TORONTO (The Hollywood Reporter) -- A coa ...

  18. XM, Sirius OK'd For Canada Launch

    June 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Without a Canadian satellite capable of delivering pay radio, Canada's broadcast regulator on June 16 licensed U.S. rivals XM Satellite Radio Holdings and Sirius Satellite Radio to launch subscription TORONTO (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Witho ...

  19. Canadian Broadcaster Fights For License

    May 31, 2005 12:00 AM EDT A Quebec FM radio station that had its broadcast license pulled by Canada's broadcast watchdog for its Howard Stern-style morning show on May 26 began a legal appeal to stay on air. (The Hollywood Reporter) -- A Quebec FM radio station that h ...

  20. More Foreign Nets Seek Canada Air

    February 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST Canadian cablecasters said Feb. 16 that they will ask the country's TV regulator to admit three new foreign-language services onto Canadian TV schedules. TORONTO (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Canadian cablecasters said Feb. 16 that they will as ...

  21. Quebec's CHOI Loses Radio License

    July 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Broadcasting regulator the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) on July 13 denied an application by Montreal-based Genex Communications for the renewal of its licence for TORONTO -- Broadcasting regulator the Canadian ...

  22. Songwriter Sues EMI Pub For Withholding Royalties

    July 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Songwriter Giuseppe "Beppe" Canterelli has filed a class-action lawsuit against EMI Music Publishing, alleging that the company engages in unfair business practices by failing to promptly pay out uncl Songwriter Sues EMI Pub For Withhold ...

  23. Quebec's CHOI Loses Radio License

    July 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Broadcasting regulator the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) yesterday (July 13) denied an application by Montreal-based Genex Communications for the renewal of its li Broadcasting regulator the Canadian Radio-tele ...

  24. Canada's CHUM To Acquire Broadcaster Craig Media

    April 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Canadian media company CHUM Limited announced today (April 12) that it has signed an agreement to purchase Calgary-based TV broadcaster Craig Media Inc. for Canadian $265 million ($197.8 million) in c Canadian media company CHUM Limited announced ...