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FRIENDS says all major Canadian TV networks and station owners—Bell, Corus, Québécor, Rogers, and Shaw—will not run Friends of Canadian Broadcasting TV ads that poked fun at Stephen Harper's "hostile agenda" for the CBC.
Canadian music composers for screens, both big and small, generated approximately $100-million in domestic and international royalties for their music in TV and film in 2014 – about a third of all revenues that flow through SOCAN to the organization's nearly 125,000 songwriters, composers, music publishers and international partners.
Co-founder and director of PureVPN says 20 million consumers use VPNs and similar services to reach more than 300 channels that are geographically blocked in some way.
Columnist says ratings show the CBC is actually not doing so badly: Murdoch Mysteries, The Book of Negroes, Schitt’s Creek and The Mercer Report all made it to the top 30 during the week of Jan. 25.
Canadian broadcasters say simsubbing is an integral part of their business model, allowing them to pay for Canadian programming of all description.
Bell Media is sparring with the federal broadcast regulator over a decision to ban a long-standing practice of substituting Canadian commercials for flashier American ads during the Super Bowl.
Columnist says the CRTC’s decision to stop “simultaneous substitution” of Super Bowl commercials starting in 2017 comes just as technology makes TV commercials irrelevant.
From antennae to Android: Former CRTC chair says Canada's communications laws stuck in pre-digital era by David Kumagai
Konrad von Finckenstein says that unlike Australia and the United States, Canada has failed to articulate a coherent vision for regulating the not-so-new media environment.
Columnist says the point behind simultaneous substitution was to ensure respect for a monetization of the exclusive rights Canadian channels acquire and that make their businesses viable and meet regulatory obligations.
CRTC report: Nine things to know about impending changes to your TV, online or off by Ashley Csanady
CRTC chairman Jean-Pierre Blais promises a regulator that protects consumers both online and off and wants to ensure a future for Canadian television content in the 21st century, regardless of how it’s watched.
‘Pandering to public': CRTC makes way for U.S. Super Bowl ads on Canadian TV, starting in 2017 by Christina Pellegrini
FRIENDS says CRTC chairman Jean-Pierre Blais is displaying a lack of leadership by pandering to public opinion and the sentiments of the Harper government while avoiding some very serious problems.
In a speech to a London, Ont., business gathering the CRTC chairman announces that broadcasters will lose the ability to switch ads, along with mandatory carriage privileges on cable and satellite services, if they shut down transmitters that allow Canadians access to free, over-the-air TV signals.
The so-called “simsub” rule is a key source of revenue for Canadian broadcasters and helps support the production of Canadian programs.
Columnist says for the most part, Canada’s national broadcasting company, the CBC, doesn’t figure prominently in any of the lists of top programming – except in the lists specifically dedicated to Canadian content.
Columnist says cultural production can be time-consuming, expensive and result in many more misses than hits, but finding the mechanisms to nurture Canadian content seems a rather simple matter of self esteem.
The decline in the value of the Canadian dollar against the United States dollar could have an impact on the size of an increase, if any, in the N.H.L.’s salary cap next season.
The homegrown drama will debut simultaneously on City, the Canadian TV network that developed the one-hour drama, and in all Netflix territories outside Canada.
Final comments on the CRTC's Let’s Talk TV hearings on the future of television in Canada.
FRIENDS spokesperson, Ian Morrison, responds to a Globe and Mail editorial claiming that the CRTC needs to start thinking outside the "idiot box" if it wants to play a meaningful role in Canadians’ lives.
The Dalton Camp Award will go to the winner or winners of an essay competition on the link between democracy and the media in Canada.