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2014-06-27 16:25:12

Rogers Submits Comments to CRTC, Supports Giving Consumers More Choice and Flexibility TORONTO, June 27, 2014 /CNW/ - Rogers Communications today submitted its comments to the CRTC's Let's Talk TV consultation. Canadians want more choice and flexibility and that's why Rogers is advocating for more flexible packaging and channel selection options for consumers. "Our customers want more TV choice, and we want to deliver it," said Ken Engelhart, senior vice-president, Regulatory, Rogers...

2014-06-27 12:25:15

-- Bell supports greater TV packaging flexibility to respond to consumer demand -- Proposes new model for local TV to ensure long-term sustainability of local programming MONTREAL, June 27, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - To ensure Canadians get the TV channels they want to watch, Bell today announced its support for both "pick and pay" options for all television channels not included in basic packages, and a new model to ensure the long-term...

2014-06-25 12:26:46

GATINEAU, QC, June 25, 2014 /CNW/ - The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) today announced the steps it will take to enhance Canadians' access to existing 9-1-1 services and facilitate the transition to next-generation 9-1-1 services. The action plan published today was established further to a consultation in which Canadians were asked to identify and prioritize the matters within the CRTC's jurisdiction that should be addressed regarding 9-1-1...

2014-06-19 12:29:38

OTTAWA-GATINEAU, June 19, 2014 /CNW/ - The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) is proud that its work is being recognized through the Public Service Awards of Excellence. CRTC employees will be honoured at a ceremony this fall for their creative and innovative work in the areas of Official Languages, Employment Equity and Diversity, and Policy. CRTC employees will receive an award in the Official Languages category for the high degree to which the use of...

2014-05-15 12:28:51

OTTAWA-GATINEAU, May 15, 2014 /CNW/ - Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) today released statistical and financial information on Canadian broadcasting distribution companies for the broadcast year that ended August 31, 2013. In the last year, cable companies reported some growth in their revenues and numbers of subscribers, while satellite companies recorded a decrease in both categories....

2014-05-01 12:28:29

OTTAWA and GATINEAU, QC, May 1, 2014 /CNW/ - The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) today released the results of the "Let's Talk TV" Choicebook. The Choicebook was an interactive questionnaire that contained scenarios reflecting the realities Canadians face daily with respect to the television system. The CRTC wishes to thank Canadians for their help. In total, more than 6,300 people filled out the questionnaire. Moreover, a select panel of over 1,200 people...

2014-04-30 12:27:11

OTTAWA/GATINEAU, April 30, 2014 /CNW/ - The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) today released statistical and financial summaries for Canadian specialty, pay, pay-per-view (PPV) and video-on-demand (VOD) television services for the broadcast year that ended August 31, 2013. Revenues for these television services surpassed $4 billion for the first time in 2013, and have climbed by an annual average of 7% over the past five years. In 2013, specialty, pay, PPV...

2014-04-24 16:26:29

OTTAWA and GATINEAU, QC, April 24, 2014 /CNW/ - The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) today launched the third phase of Let's Talk TV: A Conversation with Canadians. This phase will feature a public hearing on the future of the television system starting on September 8, 2014, in the National Capital Region. The CRTC intends to explore a number of changes to the television system to meet the current and future needs of Canadians as citizens, creators and...

2014-04-22 12:26:54

OTTAWA and GATINEAU, QC, April 22, 2014 /CNW/ - The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) today announced that video relay service will be made available in Canada for users of American Sign Language (ASL) and Langue des signes québécoise (LSQ). When it launches, the service will facilitate conversations between people who are Deaf, hard of hearing and speech impaired and other Canadians, and vice versa. Video relay service is a telecommunications service that...

2014-03-31 12:26:11

GATINEAU, QC, March 31, 2014 /CNW/ - The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) today announced that it is maintaining its rules relating to automated calling devices in order to protect the privacy of Canadians. The Canadian Marketing Association (CMA) had proposed changes that would open the door to even greater use of automated calling devices for telemarketing purposes. Specifically, the CMA wished to make automated calls without having express consent when...


Word of the Day
call-note
  • The call or cry of a bird or other animal to its mate or its young.
'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'
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