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The federal government is appointing a dozen outside experts as a “sounding board” to help steer a sweeping review of Canada’s cultural policies that is aimed at redrawing a system of support some federal officials feel is broken.
With the 2015 Canadian federal election over, Buzzfeed is wrapping up their Canadian political coverage.
Potential Conservative Party leadership candidate has maintained a "Privatize the CBC" petition on his website.
Canadian visitors to BuzzFeed’s website, which make up around 12 million of its purported 200 million monthly unique visitors, have been directed to a tailored homepage that mixes domestic and international content since BuzzFeed Canada launched last year.
Heritage Minister Melanie Joly announces that a series of public consultations will take place over the next several months to examine the government’s role in supporting Canadian content creation — in all media — radio, television with a focus on digital evolution.
According to an electronic copy of an order-in-council, federal cabinet has revoked the appointment of Raj Shoan, the commissioner for Ontario at the CRTC, a decision made based on the recommendation of Heritage Minister Mélanie Joly.
Does Canadian cinema accurately reflect our culture, or has it been soaking in maple syrup for far too long? by Calum Marsh
Film director Evan Rissi says eight out of 10 people he asked couldn’t even name a Canadian film.
Sullivan, who has appeared on Kids' CBC since 2003, is an award-winning broadcaster who celebrated 20 years as a kids TV entertainer in 2014.
Legislation Will Improve Access to Copyrighted Materials for Visually Impaired and Print-Disabled Canadians
The amendments to the Copyright Act enable Canada to be among the first countries in the world to accede to the Marrakesh Treaty to Facilitate Access to Published Works for Persons Who Are Blind, Visually Impaired or Otherwise Print Disabled.
Columnist says the Heritage Minister has announced a big plan to enhance Canadian content and bring our cultural properties into the digital age, but wonders about the maladies of the digital age.
Among American adults ages 18-24 polled by Reuters, 28% said they get most of their news from social media -- ahead of TV, cited by 24% of the same age group.
Columnist says a recent federal court ruling targets a disruptive technology that everyone agrees has both legitimate and infringing uses.
Reporter says that, after years of cuts and reduced airtime, regulatory authorities grant la little oxygen to local news and programming.
Private general interest televisions such as TVA and V could access up to 90 million dollars a year to fund their local news. The CRTC grants large conglomerates such as Québecor and Rogers the option to fund local news on their general interest channels rather than to their community televisions.
CRTC announces the creation of an Independent Local News Fund worth approximately $20 million per year to help stations in 18 communities across the country produce news.
Canada's broadcast regulator is forcing English-language TV stations to air at least seven hours a week of local news, and creating a new fund to help the smaller ones pay for it as part of a "rebalancing" of the country's television landscape.
Union says strong and independent local news is intrinsic to our democracy and that it is the duty of large broadcasters to deliver it.
FRIENDS says the CRTC's new policy shows the broadcast regulator hasn't been listening to small stations that came begging for help.
Netflix lands over a million new Canadian subscribers in less than one year: report by Emily Jackson
More than five million Canadians subscribed to Netflix as of this spring, with more than a million signing up in the last year alone, according to new estimates that suggest the video streaming service’s popularity continues to explode among viewers north of the border.
OMNI Television announced they are filing a application with the CRTC to operate a new multilingual and multicultural channel called OMNI Regional, the first of its kind in the country.
Columnist says Canadian networks spend a lot of time trying to convince people they are "number 1".
Columnist says Mélanie Joly has become the optimistic, smiling face of Trudeau-era Ottawa.
Conservative leadership candidate Maxime Bernier says the CRTC has discouraged competition in the telecommunications sector and should have a far diminished authority over the industry.
Angus Reid poll shows 56 per cent of Canadians are against the internet being subject to the same CRTC regulations as traditional media, while 44 per cent would like to see all media under the same regulations.
Majority of Canadians want the CRTC to stay away from imposing content regulations on Netflix by Sean Craig
According to a new poll released by the Angus Reid Institute, 56 per cent think online media should be free from the hand of the CRTC, which imposes Canadian content and ownership regulations on traditional media.
CTV says it is cancelling Canada AM, one of the longest running morning television shows in Canada’s history.
The award was launched in June 2015 to encourage a new generation of researchers to contribute to Canada's public policy development relating to information and communication.
Net neutrality advocates say the inquiry has major implications for internet service.
Candy Palmate, who arrived on CBC’s radar in the aftermath of the Jian Ghomeshi scandal, is hosting a new weekday show from 1-3 p.m. on Radio One that she promises will be a “sugar rush.”
Both the Fraser Institute and the C.D. Howe Institute released reports recommending that Canada dispense with Canadian-content rules.