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News Releases — 2016

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Dec 6, 2016 — News Release

Netflix Content Chief Ted Sarandos Takes Shot at Amazon Studios: They Aren't "Gaining Much Traction" by Natalie Jarvey

Netflix plans to release more than 1,000 hours of original programming in 2017.

Jun 21, 2016 — News Release

Reform CBC’s Board

As the CBC’s Board of Directors meets in Ottawa today, Friends of Canadian Broadcasting is launching a new Reform the Board social media campaign calling for the CBC’s existing Board to be replaced. 

Jun 15, 2016 — News Release

CRTC shell game leaves local TV on the brink

Friends of Canadian Broadcasting expressed disappointment with the new policy for local TV released today by the CRTC.

Jun 15, 2016 — News Release

ADVISORY - FRIENDS to comment on CRTC Local TV decision

FRIENDS of Canadian Broadcasting spokesperson Ian Morrison will be available to comment following release of the CRTC decision concerning local television at 2:00 pm EDT today.

Apr 12, 2016 — News Release

FRIENDS proposes four point plan for local TV

FRIENDS proposes a four-point plan to revitalize local television news in Canada during an appearance before the House of Commons Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage which is studying the issue.

Mar 22, 2016 — News Release

Friends of Canadian Broadcasting to comment on federal budget

Friends of Canadian Broadcasting spokesperson Ian Morrison will be available this afternoon in room 253-D Centre Block on Parliament Hill to comment on the federal budget following its tabling in the House of Commons.

Mar 22, 2016 — News Release

New investment in CBC a welcome first step that makes a non-partisan Board essential

FRIENDS says that the federal government’s new investment in the CBC announced in today’s budget is most welcome, but that the current CBC Board should not be left to its own devices to make decisions about how to use this investment.

Jan 25, 2016 — News Release

Local TV Stations will fail without CRTC action

Local TV stations in Canada will fail without an injection of new money to support their operation, according to FRIENDS of Canadian Broadcasting.

Jan 5, 2016 — News Release

Harper legacy spells trouble for Canadian TV

A first-of-its-kind independent economic forecast shows regulatory changes espoused by the Harper government and adopted in last year’s CRTC Let’s Talk TV announcements will likely lead to the loss of more than 15,000 Canadian jobs and take $1.4 billion from the Canadian economy annually by 2020.