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The Federal Communications Commission will propose new rules that allow Internet service providers to offer a faster lane through which to send video and other content to consumers, as long as a content company is willing to pay for it.
Editorial states that ICTV’s complaint against Vidéotron will be judged according to a CRTC policy that leaves a lot of room for interpretation.
Columnist says that with Ottawa sending that message "It is up to the CBC to provide programming that Canadians actually want to watch", it’s little wonder programmers fear that the failure to boost ratings will only give politicians further ammunition to cut their funding.
The internet video service is about to raise its prices for the first time in three years to help pay for more internet video programming such as its popular political drama House of Cards.
Temple Street founders say they can never forget that they hold onto the rights of their shows because of a subsidy system that has been created over time to Canadian production companies.
Columnist says Barbara Motzey's goal is to transform the CRTC: “It will all be about serving Canadians.”
Columnist says the loss of sports on CBC Television is a problem because sport forms an important part of the national identity.
Columnist says Leo Housakos' comments are consistent with a vision of Canada remade in Stephen Harper’s image: cut-off, controlling, and tone-deaf to public debate, scientific evidence and artistic creativity.
Watchdog group questions CBC's planning amid expected cuts at the broadcaster by Cassandra Szklarski
FRIENDS questions whether the public broadcaster could have done more to avert its financial woes.
Columnist says it is not just a question of more money, it is also necessary to define the role of CBC TV.
Two of Canada’s leading advertising organizations say the continued presence of advertising on CBC services is vital to not only the public broadcaster’s future, but to the health of the Canadian broadcast system.
Columnist says Comcast and Time Warner's claim of "substantial public interest benefits" is untrue.
The English Services cuts include about 100 regional jobs, approximately 62 positions from revenue and sales operations, 38 from operations/technology, 34 in communications and marketing, and 12 from radio/music.
Columnist says the prevailing attitude of CBC management has been that the network has to look first to its institutional interest — to its survival.
The Heritage Minister's Office says the CBC already receives significant taxpayer funds and can operate within their existing budget, and that it's up to the public broadcaster to provide programming that Canadians want to watch.
The Globe Mail has reached out to creative and cultural thinkers across the country and asked them how they would reimagine the CBC.
FRIENDS says that while the public broadcaster remains essential in the Canadian media landscape, it hasn’t done enough to contend with the cuts it’s already endured let alone prepare for new ones.
Following news of a $130 million cut to CBC/Radio Canada's budget, and layoffs of 657 staff members, Jian Ghomeshi speaks to a tough 24 hours within the organization, reflects on the CBC's unique mandate, and urges those that believe in public broadcasting to speak up.
FRIENDS says there's no way the CBC could absorb the financial shortfall caused by losing hockey and the federal budget cuts without laying off employees.
FRIENDS says CBC’s presence in Canada’s regions is going to be further weakened by the public broadcaster's recent round of job cuts.