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A CRTC ruling rebuffed Rogers Broadcasting Limited's request for sweeping regulatory relief for its OMNI ethnic television chain in spite of recent financial losses at those five stations.
Columnist says over the last year, Canadians have seen the CRTC publish customer-friendly new rules for wireless, set up a special task force to investigate extortionate roaming fees, and start a conversation with Canadians about the Future of Television.
Radio-Canada is losing its best and brightest young journalistic talent as the bumping process triggered by deep Harper government-imposed budget cuts begins to kick in.
Heather Conway acknowledges she doesn’t know exactly what the result of staff cuts will look like or whether viewers will want the content the new CBC offers.
CBC, CineCoup Media and Just For Laughs Television are joining forces to deliver an opportunity to Canadian content creators with the launch of CBC ComedyCoup, a digital comedy accelerator.
Glover staffers remove ugly details from Wikipedia Elections Canada dispute cut from site by Oliver Sachgau
Columnist says staff of Canadian Heritage Minister Shelly Glover anonymously edited her Wikipedia page to remove controversial details about her run-ins with Elections Canada.
The CBC is pushing for online service Netflix and others to help fund Canadian content.
Columnist says there's some good in the CBC's five-year plan, but also a lot of bad, including the defeatism that has marked network president Hubert Lacroix's tenure.
Columnist says Canadian Comedy exports Seed and Backpackers didn’t make a splash on The CW with dismal ratings for their respective premiers.
Official Languages Commissioner Graham Fraser fears that recent CBC cuts will harm official language minority groups, and is considering a judicial intervention.
Bill Chambers says public broadcasters take on the roles required by the specific media needs of the societies they serve.
Columnist says recent changes to Canada's Temporary Foreign Workers Program threaten to leave Hollywood actors, directors and other key crew hired to work here stranded at the border.
The country’s second-largest telecom by revenue released its first-ever transparency report last month, which showed Rogers got nearly 175,000 requests for information from the government in 2013, or about 480 requests per day.
Columnist says a new automated Twitter account is shedding light on government staffers' apparent use of Wikipedia, revealing that users on the federal network have seemingly edited Wikipedia articles to remove scandalous information and update MPs' individual pages, among other things.
In a landmark ruling, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled that police need a warrant to get even basic subscriber information from telecoms.
Nine former members of CBC/Radio-Canada’s board of directors have sent an urgent letter to the current board, saying the public broadcaster’s mandate is “in peril” if recent federal funding cuts are not reversed.
Industry experts examine the impact of scrapping quotas and the spin-off of TV production.
Columnist says that as the cuts keep coming, fans of Radio-Canada, one of the most watched public broadcasters anywhere, are starting to resent paying the price for the CBC’s failure to connect with Canadians.
MuchMusic must air music videos on 50 percent of its schedule and limit the number of scripted and reality shows, even as users increasingly get their music video fixes online.
Columnist discusses those who make their living from the content-creation economy and yet think it’s fine to steal content that somebody else created.