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Columnist says the CRTC has concluded that, since Canadians are increasingly spending their time on services like Netflix, which has no Canadian Content requirements, it no longer makes sense to force it on television programmers.
Columnist says the announcement that the CRTC is relaxing the rules on Canadian content is a clear sign the Canadian television system needs a reboot, from its 20th-century purpose to ‘correct and protect’ our domestic market, to a 21st-century freedom to ‘send and receive’ seven billion potential viewers.
In a radio interview, FRIENDS spokesperson Ian Morrison, discusses the implications of a CRTC decision to relax Canadian Content requirements on television.
Columnist says the challenge presented by CRTC Chairman Jean-Pierre Blais is to be better, not entitled.
The country's broadcast regulator is planning to significantly ease rules governing Canadian content on TV -- in hope of boosting the quality of local programming.
Editorial says that the CRTC should rethink its extremely targeted decision about one annual American program and one Canadian broadcaster.
Columnist takes issue with FRIENDS' goal of making greater funding for the CBC a campaign issue in the upcoming federal election.
Financial news and data company Bloomberg LP is getting into Canadian television with a new 24-hour channel aimed at the business community.
CBC says senior business correspondent Amanda Lang’s journalism adheres to the corporation’s journalistic standards
Columnist says the CRTC is likely to effectively reject what had been an expensive Ontario government campaign to convince the regulator to establish a Netflix tax.
The drama was one of several new shows heralded as a return to premium original Canadian content for CBC in the wake of budget cuts and the loss of Hockey Night in Canada.
The group is called We Vote CBC - Peterborough, and it is a local offshoot of a national campaign to make CBC funding an issue in the forthcoming federal election.
Media company says banning simsub could cause "real harm" to Canada's broadcasting sector.
Columnist says Netflix is planning to go it alone in its attempt to break into the booming China market, a move that could make it tougher to get into the notoriously difficult China market but ultimately was a more streamlined option.
The new group We Vote CBC – Peterborough, formed last year after a visit from FRIENDS.
Green party leader Elizabeth May will talk about what she would do with the CBC if she was prime minister at an upcoming Burnaby event, hosted by FRIENDS.
FRIENDS says all major Canadian TV networks and station owners—Bell, Corus, Québécor, Rogers, and Shaw—will not run Friends of Canadian Broadcasting TV ads that poked fun at Stephen Harper's "hostile agenda" for the CBC.
FCC Commissioners call on chairman to release 332-page Internet regulation plan by Ajit Pai and Mike O'Rielly
FCC Commissioners request that FCC leadership immediately release the 332-page Internet regulation plan publicly and allow the American people a period of not less than 30 days to study it.
FRIENDS says the ads the networks do not want Canadians to see are meant to hold the Harper government to account for the damage it has done to public broadcasting in Canada.
FRIENDS says no major TV station owners in Canada are willing to run an ad it has produced criticizing the Harper government for its approach to the CBC.