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The past five years have certainly been an eventful time for the CRTC -- with broadband controversies and foreign ownership issues garnering plenty of headlines, to name just two examples -- and we now know who will be leading the Canadian regulatory agency for the next five. The Prime Minister's O

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Netflix may be a streaming company, but that doesn't make it a broadcaster -- at least, not in Canada, and not according to the CRTC. Despite calls from existing broadcasters to the contrary, the agency today opted not to regulate Netflix and other so-called \"over-the-top\" services -- which wou

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The FCC may be sticking with its target of 4Mbps broadband for everyone in the United States, but it looks like the CRTC thinks Canada can do one (megabit) better. The regulatory agency has just set its own target of 5Mbps download speeds and 1 Mbps upload speeds for all Canadians -- a goal that it

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Here at Engadget HD, we'd prefer not to just focus on high-def happenings in the US of A. Thus, we round up the best of the best from the international front each week and present it here, bundled together in a single, easy to digest list. If something went down in your corner of the gl

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Globalive, which has recently been ramping up to launch a national Canadian phone service under the WIND brand using spectrum won in last year's auction, has been dealt a hell of a blow by the CRTC this week. The organization -- essentially the northern equivalent of the FCC -- has strict rules dema

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This one falls a bit outside our weekly expansion roundup, by virtue of being one of the few channels going in the other direction. AdrenalineHD just got approval to launch an SD version of Rush HD in Canada, so long as 95% of its content is the same. Far be it for us to question the laws and standa

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It's not easy to light up an HD channel in the Great North, but what is typically the biggest hurdle has apparently been overcome by Toronto Raptors Network. Amazingly, the CRTC approved an application by the aforementioned company to offer a high-def signal of Raptors TV in Canada. Conditions requi

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That's one crazy place, that Canada country. While local governments in the US plead for new companies to enter their programming markets for the sake of added competition, the Great North's CRTC must be convinced that new stations will not compete with an existing analog / pay-TV channel before rec

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We can't imagine Campbell River residents being enthused about having access to heavily pixelated HD content, but nevertheless, Shaw has just received CRTC approval to extend the authorized service area of its Courtenay British Columbia cable system to include the aforesaid community. The thumbs-up

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Those anxious for more HD through Bell Canada can add one more to their list of options, as Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN) is finally delivering an HD version of the channel on the aforesaid carrier. Unfortunately, Bell Canada is currently the only way to receive the HD feed (it's on c

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