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Latest Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission Stories

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...

2014-03-18 12:27:26

GATINEAU QC, March 18, 2014 /CNW/ - The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) is announcing that as of today the 9-1-1 call centre that serves the Metro Vancouver and select surrounding areas of British Columbia will be able to communicate with hearing or speech impaired Canadians using text messages. Hearing or speech impaired persons in these areas must register with their wireless service provider to access this service. E-Comm 9-1-1, the emergency call centre...

2014-03-14 16:22:41

DARTMOUTH, NS, March 14, 2014 /CNW/ - Newfoundland Capital Corporation ("NCC" or "Company") (TSX: NCC.A NCC.B) announced today that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Newcap Inc., has received approval from the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission ("CRTC") to purchase from Rogers Broadcasting Limited the radio broadcasting licence CHNI-FM in Saint John, New Brunswick. President and Chief Executive Officer Rob Steele comments: "This licence is a great fit for our...

2014-02-20 12:25:43

OTTAWA-GATINEAU, Feb. 20, 2014 /CNW/ - The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) today launched a public consultation to review whether the wholesale mobile wireless services market is sufficiently competitive, both now and in the future. The CRTC will also hold a public hearing beginning on September 29, 2014, in Gatineau, Que. Through the consultation launched today, the CRTC is inviting comments on: -- the state of the market for...

2014-02-18 16:23:55

MIAMI BEACH, FL, Feb. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Cre8tive Works, Inc. ("Cre8tive") (OTCPINK:FILM) today announces that it has signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) to develop a documentary film around an up-and-coming Canadian music group and secure up to 50% of the royalties generated by their first four singles. The documentary will follow the band as they complete their first studio album and get ready for their North American launch. The band's format is high energy big band comparable to that...

2014-02-18 12:26:55

OTTAWA AND GATINEAU, QC, Feb. 18, 2014 /CNW/ - The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) today invited Canadians to provide their input on the difficult choices to be made regarding their television system by filling out the Let's Talk TV: Choicebook. This is the second phase of Let's Talk TV: A Conversation with Canadians, which began in October 2013. Choicebook is an interactive questionnaire that contains a series of scenarios that reflect the...

2014-02-06 12:25:21

OTTAWA-GATINEAU, Feb. 6, 2014 /CNW/ - The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) today announced the launch of an inquiry regarding satellite services used to provide telecommunications services to northern and remote communities in Canada. This inquiry will be led by CRTC Commissioner Candice Molnar and will focus on communities that depend on such technology. In a decision released last December concerning telecommunications services in certain...

2014-01-29 12:25:04

OTTAWA-GATINEAU, QC, Jan. 29, 2014 /CNW/ - The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) published a report today on what Canadians said in Phase 1 of Let's Talk TV: A conversation with Canadians. In October 2013, the CRTC launched Let's Talk TV: A conversation with Canadians to ensure that the Canadian television system meets the needs and interests of Canadians and that Canadians are at the heart of that system. The first step of the process consisted of...

2014-01-17 20:20:48

TORONTO, Jan. 17, 2014 /CNW/ - January 14(th), 2014 will be etched as a historic day for the Canadian Multicultural Radio. In the presence of a member of the Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunication Commission and an executive of Ibiquity Digital Corporation, CMR launched Canada's first HD additional programming in Tamil at 4pm on Tuesday. January 14(th), fittingly was, "Thai Pongal", a Tamil festival that signifies gratitude for what may have come and hopes for bountiful...

2014-01-10 12:23:21

OTTAWA-GATINEAU, QC, Jan. 10, 2014 /CNW/ - The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) today announced that 1051080 Ontario Inc. has paid a penalty of $200,000 on behalf of itself and certain subsidiaries operating as Weed Man Ottawa, Weed Man Montreal, Weed Man Hamilton, Weed Man Scarborough and Weed Man Surrey (Turf Operations Group). This payment was made as part of a settlement over violations to the Unsolicited Telecommunications Rules. Turf...