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Sep 20, 2016 — Hollywood Reporter

Why Netflix Is Now Dubbing, Subtitling Content in Poland by Scott Roxborough

The streaming giant is moving away from English-only programming in a bid to gain international market share.

Sep 19, 2016 — Huffington Post Canada

Cutting Government Appointees Could Stall CBC's Downward Spiral by Barry Kiefl

Columnist says the past decade has seen a cornucopia of management incompetence at the nation's public broadcaster.

Sep 18, 2016 — Toronto Star

Netflix faces lawsuit from 21st Century Fox over poaching executives by Lucas Shaw & Anousha Sakoui

21st Century Fox accuses Netflix of illegally inducing employees to breach their fixed-term contracts.

Sep 17, 2016 — Toronto Star

How TV made Pierre Trudeau a celebrity and political force by Paul Litt

It was television that first introduced Trudeau to the public, put him on the leadership radar screen with its coverage of his legal reforms, and made him a national celebrity in the opening weeks of 1968.

Sep 17, 2016 — Maclean's

America’s press is dead. Long live the billionaires. by Colin Horgan

Columnist says Mark Cuban versus Trump seems like a fair fight because people have been taught to think smart investing matters more than smart reporting.

Sep 16, 2016 — Montreal Gazette

Kevin Tierney on why arts and culture matter by Kevin Tierney

Columnist says the arts are fundamentally a celebration of expression. 

Sep 15, 2016 — Hollywood Reporter

Netflix's Liberty Global Integration to Help Its International Sub Growth, Analysts Say by Georg Szalai

"From foe to friend, big cable is embracing Netflix," says one Wall Street observer about the multiyear partnership in more than 30 European and Latin American countries.

Sep 15, 2016 — Chronicle Journal

Racism claim not backed up

Editorial states a free and unfettered news media is an essential component of democracy.

Sep 14, 2016 — Globe & Mail

How do we brand our content for the world? Think ‘Cool Canadiana’ by Guy Laurence

Rogers CEP says Canada needs to rebrand and that Canada is not maximizing its opportunity on the world stage.

Sep 14, 2016 — Maclean's

‘It’s time for Canada’ by Guy Laurence

Rogers CEO says it’s time for Canada to step out of the shadows and into the light on the world stage.

Sep 13, 2016 — Money News

Eyereturn Marketing Launches Canadian Premium Access – in partnership with CBC, Bell Media and Quebecor

Eyereturn Marketing announces the launch of Canadian Premium Access, a curated high quality programmatic marketplace offering advertisers and agencies seamless access to first look preferred inventory on Canada’s most recognized publishers.

Sep 12, 2016 — Point of View Magazine

An Open Letter to Heritage Minister Mélanie Joly by Kevin McMahon

Filmmaker Kevin McMahon says the government should be involved in culture in order to serve the public good and says Canada’s creators have a deep understanding of how and of why publicly-motivated culture produces enriching, crowd-pleasing excellence.

Sep 10, 2016 —

Of billion dollar sacred cows

An independent financial overview of the CBC indicated that for each dollar invested in the organization, four dollars were generated for the Canadian economy.

Sep 9, 2016 — CBC News

CBC Radio One expanding to FM service in St. John's

Following a recent decision by the CRTC, CBC Radio One has been approved to expand its programming to the FM dial in the St. John's area.

Sep 9, 2016 — Globe & Mail

‘This was going to be the Blais show’ by James Bradshaw

COlumnist says that from his public clashes with top executives to key rulings on wireless, cable and the Internet, Jean-Pierre Blais has set out to smash the perceived coziness between the CRTC and telecommunications industry.

Sep 8, 2016 — News Article

CHCH to resume weekend news broadcasts

After filing for bankruptcy in December 2015 and subsequently slashing programming including weekend newscasts, CHCH has announced it will introduce half-hour broadcasts of evening news airing on Saturdays and Sundays at 6 and 11 p.m.

Sep 8, 2016 — Toronto Star

Advocacy group ‘threatened’ for posting TV price comparisons, CRTC told by Terry Pedwell

Consumer groups say the CRTC should ban TV providers from removing bundling discounts from customers who opt for basic TV service.

Sep 7, 2016 — CBC News

Why clicking on this story about Indigenous people matters by Neil Macdonald

MMIW inquiry has a big challenge persuading non-Native Canadians to pay sustained attention.

Sep 6, 2016 — Toronto Star

Keeping Canadian TV Canadian by Tony Wong

The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission has decided it will now take just six points out of 10, instead of eight, for a production to qualify as Canadian.

Sep 6, 2016 — Globe & Mail

It’s about time: We’ve put up with Mansbridge and his pompous ilk for too long by John Doyle

Columnist says the traditional anchor position is outdated and, essentially, redundant.

Sep 6, 2016 — Globe & Mail

Mansbridge’s exit from CBC’s The National leaves door open for change by James Bradshaw

Columnist says it remains an open question whether the CBC needs a lead anchor who fits the current mould at all.

Sep 2, 2016 — Federal Court

Official judgement in the case between ex-CRTC commissioner, Balraj Shoan, and the Attorney General of Canada

In a decision critical of both the investigator and the chair of the CRTC, Judge Russel Zinn set aside the harassment findings against Raj Shoan.

Aug 30, 2016 — Hollywood Reporter

EU Orders Apple to Pay $14.5 Billion in Back Taxes by Scott Roxborough & Georg Szalai

The European commission hands Apple a record fine for violating European law in its tax dealings with Ireland.

Aug 30, 2016 — Globe & Mail

CRTC’s Canadian content changes are terrible, but no one cares by John Doyle

Columnist says the CRTC decision to alter the criteria for Canadian production funding comes, suspiciously, without the usual public and industry debate and looks like a major favour being done for outlets who want to dodge responsibility.

Aug 29, 2016 — Globe & Mail

Farewell Stephen Harper, master of attack ads by John Doyle

Columnist reflects on Stephen Harper’s media legacy.

Aug 29, 2016 — Huffington Post Canada

Loosening Talent Rules Would Be A Move Backwards For Canadian TV Industry

Columnist says the CRTC wants to turn back the clock to the days when Canadian TV was often comprised of franchise series based on American properties starring imported actors. 

Aug 27, 2016 — St. Albert Gazette

An affectionate view of the Tragically Hip by Brent Rathgeber

Former Conservative MP, Brent Rathgeber says Canadian taxpayers got their money's worth when the public broadcaster aired the final Tragically Hip concert in its entirety and comerical free on August 20th.

Aug 27, 2016 — St. Albert Gazette

An affectionate view of the Tragically Hip by Brent Rathgeber

Former Conservative MP, Brent Rathgeber says Canadian taxpayers got their money's worth when the public broadcaster aired the final Tragically Hip concert in its entirety and comerical free on August 20th.

Aug 27, 2016 — CBC News

Tony Clement takes aim at bridge tolls, CBC in bid to become leader by Terrence McEachern

Conservative Leadership Candidate says he wants "to liberate the taxpayers from the yearly [$1.1-billion] contribution to the coffers of the CBC."

Aug 27, 2016 — Le Devoir

Cinéastes en plein désarroi au FFM by Odile Tremblay

Reporters explain how the troubles of the World Film Festival have serious repercussions. As the Montreal film festival has plunged in chaos, some foreign cinematographers travel find out upon arrival their films won’t be projected, artists are unable to discuss with the public and the media because they don’t have access to conference rooms, and the public won’t have access to many of the movies screened for critics.