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Mar 2, 2015 — Marketing Magazine

Bell Goes to Court to Fight CTRC Decision on U.S. Super Bowl Ads

Media company says banning simsub could cause "real harm" to Canada's broadcasting sector.

Mar 2, 2015 — Hollywood Reporter

Netflix Plans to Break Into China Market Without Local Partners by Clifford Coonan

Columnist says Netflix is planning to go it alone in its attempt to break into the booming China market, a move that could make it tougher to get into the notoriously difficult China market but ultimately was a more streamlined option.

Feb 27, 2015 — Burnaby Now

Burnaby group hosts webcast event with Elizabeth May

Green party leader Elizabeth May will talk about what she would do with the CBC if she was prime minister at an upcoming Burnaby event, hosted by FRIENDS.

Feb 26, 2015 — Straight.com

Watch the anti-Harper ad CBC refuses to air by Miranda Nelson

FRIENDS says all major Canadian TV networks and station owners—Bell, Corus, Québécor, Rogers, and Shaw—will not run Friends of Canadian Broadcasting TV ads that poked fun at Stephen Harper's "hostile agenda" for the CBC.

Feb 26, 2015 — Highland County Press

FCC Commissioners call on chairman to release 332-page Internet regulation plan by Ajit Pai and Mike O'Rielly

FCC Commissioners request that FCC leadership immediately release the 332-page Internet regulation plan publicly and allow the American people a period of not less than 30 days to study it.

Feb 25, 2015 — Broadcaster Magazine

Television Networks Reject Friends' TV Spots

FRIENDS says the ads the networks do not want Canadians to see are meant to hold the Harper government to account for the damage it has done to public broadcasting in Canada.

Feb 25, 2015 — Huffington Post Canada

Ad Mocking Harper Over CBC Cuts Rejected By All Networks, FCB Says, But..

FRIENDS says no major TV station owners in Canada are willing to run an ad it has produced criticizing the Harper government for its approach to the CBC.

Feb 25, 2015 — Hollywood Reporter

BBC Trust Should Be Abolished, License Fee Replaced, U.K. Parliament Report Says by George Szalai

A committee of the U.K. parliaments says the governing body of the public broadcaster "has failed to meet expectations," while the fee on TV homes should in the medium-term be replaced by a levy on all households.

Feb 24, 2015 — The Tyee

Sun News Burned by Changing Broadcasting Climate by Michael Geist

Columnist says Sun News' demise signals the beginning of a new era in Canadian broadcasting in which services are allowed to fail rather than being propped up through regulatory or government support.

Feb 24, 2015 — Huffington Post Canada

Bell Canada Seeks Reversal Of CRTC's Net Neutrality Ruling In Federal Court by Daniel Tencer

Bell Canada has gone to court to overturn a ruling from Canada’s telecom watchdog that requires the media giant to price competing streaming services at the same rates as its own.

Feb 23, 2015 — Canadian Jewish News

Sun TV’s demise lamented by pro-Israel groups by Paul Lungen

Spokespeople for several Jewish groups lament the loss of Sun TV, both for the coverage it gave to issues they found important, and because it signals yet another diminishing of the news media landscape.

Feb 23, 2015 — National Post

Bell Mobility Inc asks courts to overturn CRTC decision over ‘unlawful’ mobile TV pricing by Terry Pedwell

One of the country’s biggest mobile companies is hoping the courts will overturn a decision by the telecom regulator that was aimed at creating greater price fairness for mobile TV services.

Feb 19, 2015 — Le Devoir

Pour l’amour de Radio-Canada by Philippe Orfali

1500 people attended the show Tous en coeur in support Radio-Canada. Among them, Montreal Mayor, Denis Coderre, called on Canadians to elect a government that will support the public broadcaster.

Feb 19, 2015 — Newswire

Harper exerce une pression inacceptable sur l'intégrité du diffuseur public

The FPJQ (Professional Federation of Quebec Journalists) is critical of the disrespect Prime Minister Stephen Harper demonstrated towards Radio-Canada in an interview on 93FM, a Quebec City radio. Mr. Harper questioned the integrity of the public broadcaster’s employees by saying many people at Radio-Canada hate Conservative Party values.

Feb 19, 2015 — LaPresse

D'autres voix pour défendre Radio-Canada par Richard Therrien

Les initiatives de mobilisation en faveur de Radio-Canada se multiplient depuis quelques semaines. Après le lancement d'un vidéoclip regroupant 125 vedettes, et un grand spectacle qui a réuni une trentaine d'artistes au Métropolis à Montréal, le Syndicat canadien de la fonction publique (SCFP) a lancé une série de capsules vidéo dans lesquelles des personnalités affirment leur attachement à Radio-Canada, racontent une anecdote liée au diffuseur public ou s'indignent des compressions qui lui sont imposées.

Feb 19, 2015 — Broadcaster Magazine

Music Composers Play Major Role in Canada's TV Industry

Canadian music composers for screens, both big and small, generated approximately $100-million in domestic and international royalties for their music in TV and film in 2014 – about a third of all revenues that flow through SOCAN to the organization's nearly 125,000 songwriters, composers, music publishers and international partners.

Feb 18, 2015 — C2C Journal

How and why to save the CBC: A Q&A with Rogers VP Kenneth Whyte

Senior vice-president of public policy for Rogers Communications tells former CBC Radio producer and host Don Hill that Canada needs a national public broadcaster more than ever, and offers some ideas for how the CBC could survive and thrive amid the tumultuous changes in 21stcentury media environment.

Feb 18, 2015 — National Post

CBC considering sale of downtown Toronto headquarters amid staff reductions and budget cuts by Jen Gerson

In the face of new technology and budget cuts, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation is mulling the sale of its downtown Toronto headquarters, a move network officials admit may shake staff morale and its public image.

Feb 18, 2015 — News Article

You want a top-notch broadcaster, Canada? Show CBC the money by Kate Taylor

Columnist says by international standards, the CBC is appallingly underfunded.

Feb 18, 2015 — La Presse

Des gestes à la parole by Valérie Lessard

Columnist says Stephen Harper is moving from action to talk. Although he has been aggressively cutting the CBC/Radio-Canada budget for years, his latest on air remarks on 93FM - he attacked Radio-Canada employees’ integrity - reveal his true intentions for the public broadcaster.