• Media organizations use last day of interventions in Rogers-Shaw merger to call on CRTC to do more

    9 days ago - By MobileSyrup

    The hearing into Rogers buying out Shaw saw its last full day of interveners, who called on the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission to ensure the deal isn't approved as originally presented.
    Representatives from Unifor said the commission should consider the impacts on employment and local news of this merger, saying it could lead to a loss of funding for various local news channels in Western Canada.
    This includes millions of dollars Shaw directs towards Corus through a federal rule mandating broadcaster distributors to direct five percent of revenue towards local...
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