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Sep 27, 2016 — Hollywood Reporter

Netflix's Ted Sarandos Responds to Claims of Curtailed Creative Freedom by Georg Szalai

Netflix is on track to double its original programming output as it has done in recent years and is adding new genres, especially unscripted programming, such as competition shows.

Sep 26, 2016 — Globe & Mail

Heritage Minister says she will not reverse Cancon rules for TV industry by Ian Bailey

Federal Heritage Minister Mélanie Joly says Canada’s TV production sector, alarmed at new CRTC regulations that reduce the need to hire Canadians to obtain funding, should not count on her for any immediate help to reverse the situation.

Sep 22, 2016 — J-Source

Looking beyond philanthrojournalism by Patricia W. Elliott

Columnist says Ottawa shouldn’t be let off the hook of a historically-mandated commitment to ensure Canadians enjoy equitable cross-country access to media that reflects our lives.

Sep 22, 2016 — J-Source

Looking beyond philanthrojournalism by Patricia W. Elliott

Columnist says Ottawa shouldn’t be let off the hook of a historically-mandated commitment to ensure Canadians enjoy equitable cross-country access to media that reflects our lives.

Sep 22, 2016 — J-Source

New UBC international reporting project challenges parachute model of journalism by H.G. Watson

A new University of British Columbia project will link its International Reporting Program with schools around the world as part of an effort to challenge the “parachute” model of foreign correspondence.

Sep 22, 2016 — CBC News

Does loosening Cancon rules hobble Canadian TV creators? by Jessica Wong

Creators blast CRTC ruling's suggestion that Canadians need foreign help to make TV hits.

Sep 22, 2016 — The Chronicle Herald

Eastlink contributes $690,000 to help fund TV projects in Nova Scotia

The media company has given the money to the Nova Scotia Independent Production Fund, a not-for-profit support program for producers and filmmakers in the province.

Sep 21, 2016 — CBC News

New Brunswick filmmakers take scrappy, innovative approach to cable changes by Julia Wright

Columnist says Pick-and-pay, basic cable packages may be great for cable subscribers, who get to choose which channels they pay for, but they are also changing the game for smaller, independent media production companies.

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 20, 2016 — Market Wired

Internet "Over the Top" Video Expands and Redraws Global Market for Content Production

Columnist says, in English-Language Markets, Global Players and Semi-Professional and Amateur Content Creators Stand to Benefit From OTT; But Non-English Markets Are Under Longer-Term Pressure.

Sep 20, 2016 — National Post

Canadian video production benefitting from Netflix-driven content globalization: report by Sean Craig

Internet video and over-the-top (OTT) content providers are boosting the global video production market, especially in English-speaking Canada and the U.K., according to a study by the Boston Consulting Group.

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 — CBC/Radio-Canada

Remarks for Hubert T. Lacroix at PBI Montréal 2016

CBC President introduces Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage, and refers to her as "my minister".

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.