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Columnist says Prime Minister Stephen Harper has waded into the debate over the future of Canada’s television industry, using a high-profile speech to press for pick-and-pay options that would let viewers buy only the channels they choose.
The streaming video giant launchs in France and is the first of six new European markets.
FRIENDS warns small stations — including CHCH — would be forced to close if the regulator ends the practice of substituting Canadian TV signals for those of American border stations when they're showing the same programs.
Canada’s public broadcaster says it can no longer afford to offer its television programming for free over the air as its advertising revenue deteriorates, and it wants cable and satellite companies to start paying for its signals.
Columnist says that for too long, the default position has been that whenever there was any new development in the economy, the government had to extend its broad regulatory mantle to cover it.
Editorial says national broadcasters and local news programs are valuable public services that help create community cohesion and capture Canadian culture.
Bell says local TV stations can no longer survive on ad revenue alone and must be able to introduce subscription fees for programming such as regional newscasts that have been free for decades.
Columnist says a dramatic overhaul in how stations are bundled will likely mean an equally dramatic increase in fees for consumers.
Rogers Communications Inc. says it fears new television proposals would send revenue plummeting and drive U.S. networks out of Canada.
Quebecor warns that the Netflix Inc. video-streaming service will steamroll traditional cable providers unless they are soon freed from existing regulatory constraints.
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.
Columnist says Rogers' presentation to the CRTC highlights the growing divergence among cable and satellite TV service providers on how to reshape the television landscape.
Study shows the amount of people who say they can’t live without their TV remains steady at 57 percent, but among 18-to-34-year-olds, TV as the primary medium for entertainment is down 40 percent to 21 percent.
eMarketer estimates YouTube will have 18.9% of the overall projected U.S. digital video ad market, which will be up 56% this year, reaching $5.96 billion.
CRTC chairman Jean-Pierre Blais has indicated that certain rules currently protecting specific channels or broadcasters could be scrapped in favour of new regulations that would allow Canadians to get their TV programming how and when they want it.
Quebecor, whose TVA Group is the largest French-language TV network in North America, told a CRTC hearing that it’s impossible to compete with online video providers like Netflix if they don’t have to operate under the same regulations.
Columnist says the CRTC hearing is ultimately about providing consumers with more choice.
The Competition Beaureau says Canadians should be able to choose the channels they want to watch and shouldn’t have to pay for the ones they don’t.
The CBC has sold its historic building on Riverside Drive, though the national broadcaster will continue to lease space from the new owner.
Ontario argues that online digital media providers should pay into fund to finance the creation of Canadian content.