CRTC to cut back staff, services at regional offices in ‘digital first’ shift

Canada’s telecommunications regulator is eliminating roles at its seven regional offices and consolidating some services at its National Capital Region headquarters in a push towards “digital first.” The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission informed staff Tuesday that it will centralize client services at its Gatineau office and create a virtual regional administrative support hub to…

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Blue Ant Media to launch BBC Earth channel in Canada, shut down adventure-focused radX

Toronto-based Blue Ant Media Inc., the privately held television and media distributor, is partnering with BBC Worldwide North America to launch the British public broadcaster’s factual channel BBC Earth in Canada next month. Beginning January 24, 2017, BBC Earth will begin a free trial in some five million Canadian homes and will replace Blue Ant’s factual adventure-focused category B…

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