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2014-09-08 08:25:09

TORONTO, Sept. 8, 2014 /CNW/ - The CRTC hearings on Canadian television policy that begin today in Gatineau, Québec, are too narrowly focused on how much Canadians pay for cable and not on what is available for them to watch. The hearings risk being too focused on our views as consumers and not enough on our needs as citizens, which includes having access to news, analysis and entertainment that is made by and for Canadians. "CMG was among a number of participants to the CRTC...

2014-09-04 12:26:02

OTTAWA and GATINEAU, QC, Sept. 4, 2014 /CNW/ - The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) today released information on the broadcasting sector from the 2014 Communications Monitoring Report. The latest edition of this annual report indicates that Canadians are watching television programming across multiple platforms. This resulted in a modest increase in the overall average number of weekly television viewing hours. In 2013, the time spent watching traditional...

2014-08-29 16:22:33

OTTAWA and GATINEAU, QC, Aug. 29, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) today acted to ensure that, in the event of an emergency situation, Canadians receive timely warnings over the radio and through their televisions. The CRTC is requiring the broadcasting industry to participate and relay emergency alert messages to Canadians. Cable and satellite companies, radio stations, over-the-air television stations and video-on-demand services...

2014-08-28 20:22:00

OTTAWA and GATINEAU,QC, Aug. 28, 2014 /CNW/ - The CRTC's Vice-Chairpersons of Broadcasting and Telecommunications today hosted a meeting with nearly a dozen telecommunications and broadcasting distribution companies to discuss charges for paper bills. Further to this meeting, those companies that charge paper bill fees have agreed to provide exemptions for customers who have no personal or home broadband connection, persons with disabilities who need a paper bill, seniors aged 65 and over...

2014-07-31 16:25:33

OTTAWA and GATINEAU, QC, July 31, 2014 /CNW/ - The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) today announced that it is prohibiting exclusivity provisions in roaming agreements between Canadian wireless service providers to further enhance sustainable competition in the wireless market. In December 2013, the CRTC initiated a formal public proceeding to examine whether certain wireless service providers were subjecting smaller Canadian competitors to unjustly...

2014-07-23 12:27:37

Four Toronto-area companies pay $84,000 in penalties OTTAWA and GATINEAU, QC, July 23, 2014 /CNW/ - The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) announced today that four companies located in the Toronto area have paid $84,000 in administrative monetary penalties as part of settlements over violations of the telemarketing rules. The companies, which sell home improvement services, also agreed to put a stop to their current telemarketing practices. Acting on...

2014-07-23 12:27:36

OTTAWA, July 23, 2014 /CNW/ - The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) today announced that it will host a meeting with telecommunications and broadcasting distribution companies to discuss the practice of charging additional fees to customers who wish to receive paper bills. The CRTC also released the results of its fact-finding exercise on these practices. Based on information obtained by the CRTC, there is a wide variation in how companies approach paper bill...

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...


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omadhaun
  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.