Blog Posts — 2016
FRIENDS has commissioned a legal opinion from two experts in broadcasting and media law, Peter H. Miller and Brian MacLeod Rogers on options for how the Liberal government's commitment might be achieved.
Tony Clement floats ditching the CBC grant at the Manning Centre conference in a session called "If I Run, Here’s How I’d Do It.”
CRTC Chairman Jean-Pierre Blais comments on FRIENDS' suggestion that an additional 1% BDU contribution may be needed to keep independent local stations in small communities on the air and his concern that the CRTC might be blamed for increasing the cost of television services.
FRIENDS says that without action from Canada's broadcast regulator, the future of local TV looks bleak.
Summary of Canadian Television 2020: Technological and Regulatory Impacts by Nordicity and Peter H. Miller.