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Aug 22, 2014 — Brampton Guardian

CRTC proposals too costly; watchdog group by By Terry Pedwell

FRIENDS says some local TV stations will be forced to close and more than 30,000 people could lose their jobs if Canada's broadcast regulator adopts changes it wants Canadians to consider.

Aug 18, 2014 — Globe and Mail

CRTC probes wireless players over mobile TV by Christine Dobby

The CRTC is asking a series of tough new questions about the way three cellphone providers charge for live and on-demand television programming on mobile applications.

Aug 15, 2014 — Mediacaster

CMF Funding for Digital Media Triggers Legacy Documentaries, Speeding Bullets and More

Digital media creativity and supplemental interactive content are key components of more than two-thirds of the successful applicants for funding in the latest round of content contributions from the Canada Media Fund.

Aug 15, 2014 — News Article

Tiny Talent Time returns to Hamilton’s CHCH by Debra Downey

Columnist says one of the longest running and most-loved shows in Canadian television history returns to the airwaves next month.

Aug 13, 2014 — Globe & Mail

Outdoor games, Rogers deal fuel surge in revenue for NHL clubs by David Shoalts

Columnist says that there is fear within Rogers Communications that the company overpaid for NHL broadcast rights.

Aug 12, 2014 — Mediacaster

Super Bowl Needs Better Commercials, Says CTV, CMA

CTV and the Canadian Marketing Association have opened the doors on the Super Bowl Canadian Ad Challenge, and they are now accepting entries.

Aug 12, 2014 — CBC News

Making CBC more valued, more used by more Manitobans by John Bertrand

Writer says the CBC's commitment to deepen connections and reflection of the Manitoba community comes through partnerships and sponsorships with non-profit groups.

Aug 7, 2014 — News Article

Canada's Public Broadcaster, CBC, Is "Beyond Propaganda" on Ukraine War by Roger Annis

Writer says that everything that is true and would help people understand the complex reality of Ukraine is being airbrushed out of the story by CBC and much of the rest of mainstream media.

Aug 7, 2014 — Salam Toronto

CRTC Ruling Upholds Rogers’ Responsibilities to Multilingual Programming

The CRTC rules that 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.

Aug 6, 2014 — TB News Watch

CBC: Death by a thousand cuts by Bruce Hyer

MP says public funding of the CBC has dropped by 40 per cent since 1991, and things are getting even worse under the current government.

Aug 5, 2014 — PressProgress

Conservative MP caught on tape: "We are not making cuts to the CBC"

Manitoba Conservative MP Joyce Bateman says the government is not making cuts to the CBC and that they have stable funding stating "we are giving them as much taxpayer money as they ever have received."

Aug 5, 2014 — Globe & Mail

Let Parliament write the CBC’s script by Jeffrey Simpson

Columnist says tt’s too bad the board and management of the CBC didn’t throw the ball back to the government after the latest round of budget cuts and say: Tell us, which means telling Canadians, what you no longer want us to do. 

Aug 5, 2014 — Tech News

Canada Media Fund - 30 Canadian companies receive more than $6.7M for their innovative projects

Since 2010, the CMF has contributed $44.5M in development and marketing support to 204 interactive digital media projects as part of the Experimental Stream.

Aug 4, 2014 — Mediacaster

CMF Supports Digital Media, Interactive Content, Video Game Projects

A total of 18 Canadian companies received support totaling $4.3M to develop six applications, one interactive platform, and 11 games.

Aug 1, 2014 — ShawConnect

CRTC ruling upholds Rogers' responsibilities to multilingual programming

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.

Aug 1, 2014 — Broadcaster Magazine

CRTC Revokes, Renews Rogers OMNI License in Group Based Decision

Columnist says a CRTC ruling has both revoked and renewed the broadcasting licences for the multi-ethnic and multilingual conventional OMNI television station.

Aug 1, 2014 — Broadcaster Magazine

CRTC Ruling Upholds Rogers' Responsibilities to Multilingual Programming Says Union

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.

Jul 31, 2014 — Hollywood Reporter

Quebec Media Giant Restructures Money-Losing Assets by Etan Vlessing

The business-side shake-up at Quebecor Media aims to keep pace with changing Canadian newspaper, TV and digital consumer trends.

Jul 28, 2014 — Hollywood Reporter

Canadian Actors, Advertisers Reach Tentative Deal by Etan Vlessing

Columnist says the new three-year agreement comes as Hollywood North aims at labor peace to keep U.S. producers from crossing the border for cost savings.

Jul 26, 2014 — Huffington Post Canada

The CRTC Is Starting to Listen to Canadians by David Christopher

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.