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Discussions of a merger come a decade after a previous deal failed amid regulatory opposition.
Canadian broadcasters spent $138.7 million in television public benefits in the 2013-2014 broadcast year, according to new research
Spending on so-called tangible public benefits related to the acquisition of regulated Canadian broadcast television assets increased by 27% or $29.9 million to $138.7 million in the 2013-2014 broadcast year, according to new research from Ottawa-based research and consulting firm Boon Dog Professional Services Inc.
On Saturday, July 11, Friends of Canadian Broadcasting (Comox Valley contingent) are bringing three federal parties together to work in a spirit of co-operation, manning our "We Vote CBC" booth.
Columnist says the BBC is understood to be looking into future of £66.2m TV channel and how live news is covered, with final decision yet to be made.
The BBC could be forced to meet the cost of free television licences for those over age 75 as part of £12 billion in welfare cuts to be announced in the UK Government's budget on Wednesday.
Columnist says Still Standing is a retro-CBC premise and on paper it reeks of CBC dutifully fulfilling its public broadcast mandate and showing Canada to Canadians, but there is a delightful quality to Harris’s genuine curiosity about the people in obscure places.
Funding free licence fees for over-75s cost the government £608m in 2013-14 - about a fifth of the BBC's budget.
Light viewers are now realizing most of their content needs can be met by the Internet, leading 16 per cent of Canadians to not pay for traditional TV.
Managers and back office functions to be cut to make up for a funding shortfall of £150m largely due to the faster-than-expected switch to online viewing.
The U.K. public broadcaster remains under pressure to reduce its costs amid funding shortfalls.
Columnist suggests the CBC is starved for money compared with other countries’ public broadcasters.
Columnist says many of the newer Bristish Tory MPs detest the very existence of the BBC because its phenomenal success an affront to market ideology.
Columnist says when the specialty TV status quo changes in March 2016 there will be casualties, it’s just a question of how many.
Columnist says no prime minister in his right mind would opt to campaign for a fourth mandate in the circumstances currently faced by Stephen Harper.
Rogers, Shaw look to protect their turf with Shomi streaming service to rival Netflix by John Greenwood
Rogers Communications Inc. and Shaw Communications Inc. are teaming up to launch a video streaming service to compete with so-called over-the-top players such as Netflix, which have been grabbing market share from conventional players over the last several years.
The Swedish government has announced it will not go ahead with plans to replace FM radio with digital DAB+ broadcasting.
In a decision “to help improve radio service for urban aboriginal listeners,” the CRTC says it is revoking the licences of AVR stations in Edmonton, Calgary, Vancouver, Toronto and Ottawa effective July 25.
Calgarians will soon be able to tune into more local music programming, thanks to a partnership between CKUA, the NMC, and the Calgary Foundation.
Columnist says CBC/Radio-Canada's poor numbers from its experiment with paid commercials on Radio 2 and Espace Musique show that the public broadcaster misjudged the market for national advertising on its music-focused radio channels.
Columnist says there is change symbolized in CBC actually firing a well-connected person of privileged background on a heap-of-cash issue.
An ugly internal spat over business trips is escalating at the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission, with one senior government appointee threatening to get the Prime Minister’s Office’s involved.
BCE Inc. has introduced a new journalistic independence policy to strengthen autonomy at its flagship news broadcaster after the company’s head of media was dismissed in April over his attempts to intervene in coverage.
Social media news agency Storyful has partnered with Google News Lab to launch YouTube Newswire, featuring global and regional feeds that highlight the most relevant videos from different parts of the world, covering news, politics and weather.
“Five years ago, American series dominated primetime across Europe ... now its local stuff,” says FremantleMedia International CEO Jens Richter in his Monte Carlo TV festival keynote.
Numbers suggest playoff ratings were down 20 percent despite heavy Canadian content in the early rounds.
Canada’s 91 paid and 13 free distribution dailies had a combined weekday print and digital circulation of 5.3 million, and weekly circulation of 31.8 million in 2014, according to the latest circulation report from Newspapers Canada.
Operating revenues for Canada’s private radio stations were “relatively stable” in 2014, according to the latest data from Statistics Canada, with a slight 0.5% decline to $1.6 billion.
The bureau is now headed toward a fall election while “missing one of our biggest players,” one CBC employee said.
Worldwide over-the-top TV and video revenue will reach $51.1 billion in 2020, nearly doubling the $26.0 billion expected in 2015, according to a new forecast.
The Talent Fund helps the film industry diversify its funding sources and promote its successes.