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Péladeau's return to the company four years after leaving as chief executive officer follows a bruising period in his political and personal life – he stepped down as leader of the Parti Québécois in mid-2016 after separating from his wife, TV producer Julie Snyder.
After decades of public policy nurturing, Heritage Minister Mélanie Joly says Canada’s cultural sector is mature and ready to take off on the world stage.
Columnist says the CRTC’s 2015 exemption to this one aspect of “sim-sub” clearly isn’t fair to CTV, while the goal – to offer Canadian consumers the ability to see American ads during the game – is so minor and so irrelevant to the regulator’s mandate to nurture Canadian broadcasting, it’s almost laughable
The broadcaster, which annually receives $30 million from the province, says the move was aimed at saving around $1 million, which can be used to bolster investments into other initiatives, including its catalogue of content available for streaming online.
The Shattered Mirror, Part Two: The Underwhelming Recommendation for Open Licensing at the CBC by Michael Geist
Writer says shifting to non-commercial distribution and use of CBC content is needed.
While she vows there will be "no Netflix tax," the Heritage Minister is looking to other countries — particularly around Europe — in trying to determine how to ensure digital streaming and so-called "over-the-top" services contribute to Canada's cultural industries.
Columnist says English-language Canadian TV was missing in action for hours after the Quebec shooting and that online reporting simply isn’t enough.
The launch of the channel marks the beginning of a new collaboration between Google Canada and the Canada Media Fund (CMF), the two organizations announced on Thursday
FRIENDS' Spokesperson, Ian Morrison, discusses the future of local media in Canada on News Talk 980 in Vancouver BC.
Ottawa urged to use tax code to favour Canadian publishers, and create fund to preserve journalism by Sean Craig
A new report commissioned by the federal government is urging Ottawa to consider changing tax laws to favour Canadian news publishers in the digital advertising market and use the new revenue stream to establish an independent, publicly-subsidized journalism fund.
Columnist says the collapse of advertising and the ability to search for things quickly has contributed to the demise of newspapers.
A major new report is calling for drastic changes to help shore up Canada's news industry as it faces a massive decline in revenues and a growing "fake news" problem.
The National Football League says the Donald Trump administration is now aware of its dispute with Canada's broadcast regulator surrounding the ban on the substitution of Canadian ads over American ones during the upcoming Super Bowl.
Media cuts are a threat to Canadian democracy, new report warns by Bruce Campion-Smith & Alex Ballingall
Canada’s news industry is on the precipice, battered by a digital revolution and plummeting ad sales, warns a new report that urges taxes for websites such as Facebook and Google, reforms to the CBC’s mandate and a new fund backed by taxpayer dollars as remedies to ease the crisis in journalism.
The 100-page Public Policy Forum report calls for a sales tax on foreign companies selling digital subscriptions in Canada and a “Future of Journalism and Democracy” fund to help finance reliable news and information, with $100 million in federal seed money.
CBC/Radio-Canada welcomes the Public Policy Forum’s contribution to the government’s public consultation on strengthening Canadian content in a digital world.
Google Canada is vigorously opposing a proposed tax change that would make it cheaper for Canadian companies to advertise on domestic websites at the expense of foreign platforms.
Columnist says Canadian television has had to invest a reasonable percentage into Canadian programming and that many successes owe their financial footing to simsub.
Columnist says an effective long-term strategy in media is to keep the quality of the journalism strong, with the public interest the driving force behind the work.
Newsrooms outside the big cities are closing, and with them goes the critical information citizens require for everyday life.
The CBC is selling Maison Radio-Canada at the corner of René Levesque and Papineau.
A new study commissioned by FRIENDS says a modern interpretation of the law would give $450 million back to the Canadian media.
A new paper commissioned by FRIENDS argues a reinterpretation of Canadian tax law could bring up to $1 billion into public coffers every year.
Columnist says it’s time to remind CBC News to make room for millions of Canadians who believe that the way to confront the prevailing crescendo of racism, bigotry, misogyny and authoritarianism is not to treat it with deference and respect, but to speak out against it in blunt and uncompromising ways.
Columnist says the job of chairperson of the CRTC is a high-profile and often thankless role that requires close attention to both consumer interests and the financial health of the communications industry.
Donald Trump set to ‘eliminate arts funding programs’, cutting off NPR and PBS by Christopher Hooton
President Donald Trump is believed to be planning on shutting down arts and heritage programs as part of a raft of budget-tightening measures.
8-day multi-sport and cultural event to be held July 16-23 in Toronto.
The Liberal government is reviewing whether to enforce a so-called Netflix tax on the digital services Canadians buy from foreign-based firms over the internet.
Columnist says the federal government is inching towards taxing Netflix and other streaming services, a move likely to be supported by Canada's media creators.
Columnist urges makes suggestions for the Vancouver Sun and Province, including focusing on local news.