All Canadian Content Articles

Jul 11, 2016 — News Article

Brought To You By The Letter ‘Zed’: How Sesame Street Broadcasts Canadian Content

Prof. Matthew Hayday studies the development of Sesame Street Canada in the 1970s and how it was used to promote Canadian values.

Jul 4, 2016 — News Article

A lament for the bad old days of Canadian TV by Joel Rubinoff

Columnist says today’s dollars and cents climate could never support our hilariously awful shows.

Jun 28, 2016 — News Article

Calling all Canadians: stories about pioneers to new citizens will highlight CBC's Canada 150 programming

As Canada approaches its 150th birthday next year, CBC is calling on Canadians to share their stories as part of the celebration.

Jun 28, 2016 — News Article

Memo: BuzzFeed outlines changes to BuzzFeed Canada and Ottawa bureau

With the 2015 Canadian federal election over, Buzzfeed is wrapping up their Canadian political coverage.

Jun 28, 2016 — News Article

BuzzFeed Canada to close Ottawa bureau, editorial to report to U.S. by Sean Craig

Canadian visitors to BuzzFeed’s website, which make up around 12 million of its purported 200 million monthly unique visitors, have been directed to a tailored homepage that mixes domestic and international content since BuzzFeed Canada launched last year.

Jun 26, 2016 — News Article

Digital evolution by Marty Forbes

Heritage Minister Melanie Joly announces that a series of public consultations will take place over the next several months to examine the government’s role in supporting Canadian content creation — in all media — radio, television with a focus on digital evolution.

Jun 24, 2016 — News Article

Does Canadian cinema accurately reflect our culture, or has it been soaking in maple syrup for far too long? by Calum Marsh

Film director Evan Rissi says eight out of 10 people he asked couldn’t even name a Canadian film. 

Jun 20, 2016 — News Article

Set-top box crackdown will chill Canada's tech innovation by Michael Geist

Columnist says a recent federal court ruling targets a disruptive technology that everyone agrees has both legitimate and infringing uses.

Jun 16, 2016 — News Article

Tragically Hip's final concert to be broadcast live on CBC by Jessica Wong and Haydn Watters

August concert in Kingston, Ont., will be live on CBC-TV, Radio One, Radio 2, cbcmusic.ca and YouTube.

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 Article

CHCH-TV gets helping hand with CRTC’s local news fund by Steve Buist

CRTC announces the creation of an Independent Local News Fund worth approximately $20 million per year to help stations in 18 communities across the country produce news.

Jun 15, 2016 — News Article

CRTC orders TV stations to air at least 7 hours a week of local news

FRIENDS says the CRTC's new policy shows the broadcast regulator hasn't been listening to small stations that came begging for help.

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.

Jun 14, 2016 — News Article

Multicultural TV for All Canadians

OMNI Television proposes new national channel, return of ethnic newscasts and more Canadian content.

Jun 13, 2016 — News Article

Vancouver Film Studios and EveryWhere Studios launch 50° North Productions by Craig Takeuchi

50° North Productions will have full in-house production capability in Vancouver with development offices in Vancouver and Los Angeles.

Jun 13, 2016 — News Article

‘No Netflix tax’, but the future of Cancon is up for debate, says heritage minister Melanie Joly by Sean Craig

The federal Heritage Minister is gearing up for public consultations, to begin this fall, after which she says the whole regime of Canadian content regulation as we know it could be upended.

Jun 12, 2016 — News Article

Canadian TV is not dead, it boasts about being alive by John Doyle

Columnist says Canadian networks spend a lot of time trying to convince people they are "number 1".

Jun 6, 2016 — News Article

Channels are Changing: The Future of Televised CanCon by Amber Healy

A pair of reports from the Fraser Institute and the C.D. Howe Institute both argue that it’s time for a change in Canadian media, especially in light of the possible upcoming revision to the CRTC.

Jun 6, 2016 — News Article

Problem Facing Canadian Media Goes Beyond Loss Of Canada AM by Wade Rowland

Columnist says the loss of Canada AM is further evidence that private television, now in the hands of a clutch of corporate behemoths, is no longer in the business of serving the public interest.

Jun 3, 2016 — News Article

Canadians support regulation, but not online by Richard Raycraft

Angus Reid poll shows 56 per cent of Canadians are against the internet being subject to the same CRTC regulations as traditional media, while 44 per cent would like to see all media under the same regulations.