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News Releases — 2010

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Oct 14, 2010 — News Release

FRIENDS responds to Sun Media story

A recent Sun Media report about Friends of Canadian Broadcasting contains innuendo, outright errors and little if any news.

Sep 30, 2010 — News Release

Reject Sun TV application for special status says watchdog

FRIENDS says the CRTC should reject special status for Québecor's Sun TV and defer consideration of its all news channel application because it is incomplete.

Jun 22, 2010 — News Release

Cancon on CBC-TV Vancouver equals historic low

FRIENDS’ annual survey What’s on TV 2010 has found that the hours of foreign programming on CBC English TV equal the historic high set last year.

Jun 3, 2010 — News Release

2010 Dalton Camp Award winners announced

Ethan Rabidoux of Stratford, Ontario and Rosalyn Yake of Peterborough, Ontario are the 2010 winners of the Dalton Camp Award.

Jun 1, 2010 — News Release

Winners of the 2010 Dalton Camp Award to be announced

The winners of the 2010 Dalton Camp Award will be announced Thursday, June 3 at the Musée des beaux-arts in Montreal.

Apr 19, 2010 — News Release

Poll shows wide opposition to foreign ownership of Canadian media

Most Canadians (68%) believe broadcasting and communications are too important to our national security and cultural sovereignty to allow foreign control of Canadian companies in these sectors, according to a new Harris/Decima survey.

Apr 1, 2010 — News Release

Harper failed to consider Canadian culture in Globalive decision

ACTRA, CEP and FRIENDS have announced they are seeking intervenor status in an application to the Federal Court for judicial review of the federal government's decision to licence wireless telecom Globalive.

Apr 1, 2010 — News Release

Canada offers TV, new media $340 million by Jennie Punter

Television and new media developers will need to create "rich, value-added" content such as podcasts, webisodes and games in order to meet new rules for project funding.

Mar 22, 2010 — News Release

Local news one step closer to extinction

FRIENDS says there is a crisis in Canadian local TV and the CRTC announcement on fee-for-carriage fails to reflect the urgency of the threat to local programming.

Mar 22, 2010 — News Release

Media Advisory: Ian Morrison to comment on CRTC decision

FRIENDS spokesperson, Ian Morrison, will be available to comment on today’s CRTC decision concerning signal compensation immediately following release of the decision at 4pm (EDT).

Mar 3, 2010 — News Release

Foreign ownership a threat to Canadian culture

FRIENDS says the Harper government's Throne Speech commitment to open the telecommunications and satellite industries to foreign ownership threatens Canadian culture and tilts the playing field against Canadian broadcasters.