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The U.S. Trade Representative says the strong growth of cross-border data flows resulting from widespread adoption of broadband-based services in Canada and the United States has refocused attention on the restrictive effects of privacy rules in two Canadian provinces.
Randy Morse of Kaslo, British Columbia has won the $10,000 first prize in this year’s Dalton Camp Award for his essay on the dearth of news media in small town Canada and what can be done about it.
Local film industry luminaries Barbara Doran and FRIENDS Steering Committee Chair Noreen Golfman have been recognized for their work.
Columnist says the Super Channel may air some of the most popular American shows currently on TV, but it’s also been working hard to air and promote Canadian content—including two new made-in-Canada shows.
The Fraser Institute says the CRTC's recent crackdown on a trio of X-rated channels for not showing enough Canadian content is a classic example of how government policies supporting Canada's entertainment industry are costly and inefficient.
Columnist says Canadian television has grown up a lot over the last few years, but we still have a long way to go.
After CRTC porn debacle, this think tank says funding for Canadian content needs change by Simon Houpt
A report issued by The Fraser Institute says the federal government needs to reconsider its regulation and financial support of the domestic entertainment industries, including Canadian content quotas.
Columnist says film nominees were slighted in race to wrap up Screen Awards telecast rather than delay The National by even a few minutes.
Columnist offers 10 observations and thoughts about the Canadian TV industry.
Veteran comic actor Dave Foley toplines CTV's newest homegrown comedy.
Multi-lingual channel, Omni, is asking the CRTC to loosen requirements mandating it show 100% ethnic programming during prime-time.
Columnist suggests money from the recent wireless spectrum auction should be set aside to help Canada’s creative community produce more content for those public airwaves.
Figures from the Library of Parliament suggest that the market value of Canadian music sales decreased by 20 per cent between 2008 and 2012.
Columnist says removing or reducing obligations towards Canadian content would force Canadian shows to be viable both in the finance and ratings departments.
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."
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 CanCon regulations do have a role to play in creating a national cultural identity - if we want that cultural identity to amount to a deep-seated inferiority complex.
The Canadian Media Production Association says video streaming services like Netflix should be required to contribute money to Canadian content producers, and Canadians should be blocked from using services that allow them to view content from the U.S.
Columnist says that as the CRTC completes the ongoing review of the Canadian TV system and prepares its report back to the government on pick-and-pay channel options for consumers, now is the time to provide fair treatment and due process for American TV stations in Canada’s retransmission processes.
Tribute says Geoff Stirling revolutionized radio and television broadcasting in Newfoundland and Labrador, unifying the province as never before.