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By CMG  •  Posted on September 10, 2013

The CMG’s key recommendations are that the CRTC should clarify further the investment in newsgathering, coverage across Canada, and infrastructure that all-news TV services must meet in order to be classified as national news services
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By CMG  •  Posted on August 8, 2013

Today, the CRTC announced that Vision TV’s application for mandatory carriage has been denied. “We are very disappointed by the CRTC decision, and CMG will be seeking a meeting with management at ZoomerMedia as soon as possible to discuss what this means for our members,” said … Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on August 8, 2013

The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) announced today it is  renewing the Aboriginal People’s Television Network’s (APTN) mandatory carriage  status. The decision recognizes APTN’s unique role, and means North America’s only television network focused on Indigenous matters and run by Indigenous staff, … Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on May 29, 2013

On Tuesday, the CRTC renewed the CBC’s broadcast licences for 5 years with a series of conditions and commitments to Canadian programming, including local and regional production. The CRTC noted the CBC’s financial challenges – the budget is expected to … Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on December 19, 2012

Awaiting the CBC licence decisions, expected in early 2013. The Guild proposed a fund of $65 million per year, the vast majority of which we anticipate would go to CBC and Radio-Canada for local programming Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on December 13, 2012

The Supreme Court today ruled that the Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) does not have the authority to require cable and satellite companies to negotiate with local broadcasters and pay them to carry their TV channels. “The CRTC must … Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on November 19, 2012

The Canadian Media Guild is asking the CRTC to establish a fund to support local programming by public, provincial and community broadcasters when it renews CBC/Radio-Canada’s broadcast licences. Public hearings begin this morning in Gatineau and the CMG will appear … Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on August 30, 2012

The Canadian Media Guild has signed on to a coalition to Stop the Takeover, which is arguing that the Bell-Astral deal is bad for Canada. Bell is a massive communications company that already owns satellite distribution, home phone and wireless … Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on April 16, 2012

The Conservative government has used its budget as a weapon, chopping more than 10% from the funding it provides to CBC every year. It would take 25 years’ worth of CBC funding at the new level, which is just shy … Read more »

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