By David Farrell
Anticipated CRTC releases this week
Applications by various licensees to renew the broadcasting licences for various radio stations
Decision relating to the following application considered by the Commission at the 27 March 2018 public hearing:
- Jim Pattison Broadcast Group Limited Partnership
Calgary, Alberta, and Winnipeg and Selkirk, Manitoba
CKCE-FM Calgary, CHIQ-FM Winnipeg, and CFQX-FM Selkirk – Corporate reorganization
Public record for this application: 2017-1002-0
Decisions relating to the following applications considered by the Commission at the 7 September 2017 public hearing:
- CPAM Radio Union.com inc.
CJWI Montréal – Licence renewal
Public record for this application: 2016-0601-3
- Groupe Médias Pam inc.
CJMS Saint-Constant – Licence renewal and licence amendment
Canada should adopt tough European-style privacy regulation to fight huge U.S. -based social media companies whose business model is based on mass surveillance, a group of Canadian tech leaders has told a parliamentary committee – Howard Solomon, IT World Canada
The Quebec publisher pointed directly to the flight of advertising money to Google and Facebook as a key driver of the restructuring, a reality aggravated by Ottawa’s policy of subsidizing companies for buying ad space from Google and Facebook. The entire Canadian media sector is exposed to this problem – Daniel Bernard, The Star
It was early 2015, and Colette Watson, new to her job as vice-president of broadcast television at Rogers Media Inc., had just been handed an ugly assignment.
For decades, Rogers had run multicultural television stations under the OMNI name. They were losing significant amounts of money – and there was little hope it would get better. OMNI had become a big financial drag on a media company that was still trying to digest its $5.2-billion contract with the National Hockey League for 12 years of broadcast rights.
Ms. Watson’s marching orders from then-president Keith Pelley: “Shut it down.”
Fix it she did – Susan Krashinsky Robertson, The Globe & Mail (subscription)