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Feb 24, 2014 — Yahoo! News Canada: CBC/Radio-Canada sets Canadian Olympic viewership mark
Columnist says more than 33.35 million Canadians tuned in to at least some form of Olympic content produced by the CBC/Radio-Canada.
Feb 24, 2014 — Globe & Mail: More than 15 million Canadians watched gold medal hockey win over Sweden by Simon Houpt
CBC reported an average television audience of 8.5 million viewers for the gold medal match between Canada and Sweden.
Feb 24, 2014 — Yahoo! News Canada: Study Finds Local Broadcasting Generates $1.24 Trillion in Economic Activity Annually
Report finds 2.65 million jobs attributable to commercial broadcast industry.
A record-breaking average of 625,000 Canadians tuned in to desktop and mobile coverage of the lunchtime hockey game between Canada and the US.
Feb 23, 2014 — Hollywood Reporter: New Taxpayer Expense Furor Hits Canadian Media by Etan Vlessing
CBC president Hubert Lacroix is embroiled in an on-going Ottawa expenses scandal implicating public officials after he wrongly submitted claims for living and meal costs.
Feb 22, 2014 — Sun News Network: CBC stars in own expense drama by Brian Lilley
Columnist takes issue with CBC President Hubert Lacroix's expense claims.
Feb 22, 2014 — Calgary Herald: Federal MPs to study challenges faced by music industry in a post-CD world by Jennifer Ditchburn
Figures from the Library of Parliament suggest that the market value of Canadian music sales decreased by 20 per cent between 2008 and 2012.
Feb 21, 2014 — Centretown News: Viewpoint: CRTC has to face up to the changing face of broadcasting by Kierra Jones
Columnist says removing or reducing obligations towards Canadian content would force Canadian shows to be viable both in the finance and ratings departments.
Feb 21, 2014 — Globe & Mail: The CRTC looks like old-school Vikings in a New World by Brian Lee Crowley
Columnist says the CRTC is an important part of the explanation of the failure of Canadians to produce edgy popular programming.
The Canadian Media Directors’ Council (CMDC) and the Television Bureau of Canada (TVB) along with broadcasters, agencies and other industry associations are testing the VOD market in Canada to determine its size and audience usage patterns.
Feb 19, 2014 — Cablevision Systems Corp: US judge gives broadcasters injunction against Aereo online TV13 hours ago by Thomson Reuters by Dan Levine
A federal judge in Utah on Wednesday barrs online television service provider Aereo from retransmitting programs, ahead of a closely watched Supreme Court hearing this year between the company and major broadcasters.
Feb 19, 2014 — Playback: Five things we learn about the Astral/BCE deal from the CRTC by Etan Vlessing
The CRTC has released a follow-up to the Astral-BCE transaction, which includes key revisions to commitments promised by the phone giant as part of a benefits package associated with a revised bid by the Bell Media parent to acquire Astral Media for $3.4 billion.
Feb 19, 2014 — Brampton Guardian: Thomson says acting in Canada a bumpy ride
R. H. Thompson says "...it's a perpetual uphill climb to keep Canadian stories on the shelf, so to speak. We're not saying people have to watch them; we're saying if someone wants to watch a story about what's in Saskatchewan or downtown Toronto or St. John's, they should have the opportunity."
Feb 19, 2014 — ITnewslink.com: The CRTC Launches Let’s Talk TV: Choicebook
The CRTC invites Canadians to provide their input on the difficult choices to be made regarding their television system by filling out the Let’s Talk TV: Choicebook.
Feb 18, 2014 — Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission: PRESS RELEASE: The CRTC Launches Let’s Talk TV: Choicebook
The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission is inviting Canadians to provide their input on the difficult choices to be made regarding their television system by filling out the Let’s Talk TV: Choicebook.
Feb 18, 2014 — Telecom Trends: Regulating internet content by Mark Goldberg
Columnist says some of the questions in the CRTC's new questionaire for Canadians appear to indicate the broadcast regulator is testing whether Canadians might accept taxing internet access, certifying online services or other forms of regulation of the internet.
Feb 18, 2014 — Globe & Mail: CRTC seeks further public comment on broadcast rules with online survey by Eric Atkins
The broadcast regulator wants Canadians to spare about 30 minutes of their time to fill out an online questionnaire on seven broad topics related to television programming and reulations, including local news, sports and pick-and-pay options.
Feb 18, 2014 — National Post: CRTC head wants Canadian TV producers to take more risks as ‘edgy’ shows draw eyeballs by Christine Dobby
Columnist says Jean-Pierre Blais is trying to find that just-right balance between letting market forces rule and stepping in to protect elements of the broadcast system most Canadians would agree are a public good.
Columnist says Comcast's proposed merger with Time Warner Cable would be a disaster for the customer base and the society.
Feb 17, 2014 — Cantech Letter: Roger That? How “Hockey Night In Canada” Ended Up Losing the CBC Money by Terry Dawes
Columnist says the $5.2-billion, 12-year deal that Rogers Communications signed with the NHL back in November means it will assume full editorial control over “Hockey Night in Canada”, meaning the fates of on-air talent such as Bob Cole, Don Cherry and Ron Maclean is now in the publicly traded company’s hands.