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CRTC recognizes Ted Rogers for contributions to Canadian communications and culture

March 23, 2017

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As part of Canada’s 150th anniversary, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) has honoured Ted Rogers for transforming the Canadian communications sector.

In total, 23 men and women were recognized by the CRTC for their various contributions to the development and visibility of Canadians communications and culture.

Ted Rogers founded our company in 1960. Over five decades, Ted turned our company into a converged media and communications powerhouse.

Here are just a few examples of how Ted Rogers shaped our company and the sector.

  • He and three partners started the first private television station in Toronto, CFTO
  • Ted’s vision led to the introduction of Canada’s first cellular service by Cantel, later Rogers Wireless
  • Ted indulged his passion for media and culture by acquiring and investing in Canadian properties like OMNI, Maclean’s and the City television network
  • Ted knew the internet was the future and drove the company to introduce the first high-speed internet service in North America in 1995

For more information on our history, and how Ted Rogers contributed to the Canadian communications landscape, check out our history page.

Ted’s spirit lives on among our 26,000 employees. We’re committed to his “best is yet to come ” philosophy and are working to build a brilliant digital future for Canadians.