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Recent documents obtained by CBC News suggest that media leaders in this country — worried about the effect of Facebook and Google — want federal policies that would extract money from digital carriers who produce little original Canadian content.
Canada’s broadcasters pay tax to support our industry. Netflix and other U.S. content firms should, too by Richard Stursberg
Writer says the existing government-support measures for Canadian content were all created before the digital revolution and that Telefilm Canada, the Canadian Media Fund (CMF) and the tax-credit system are focused on the cultural preoccupations of 20 years ago.
Columnist says the federal government has tested the public’s appetite for a Netflix tax, a new smartphone app for streaming Canadian content and spending on “moonshot” projects like placing a network of balloons on the edge of space to boost Internet access.
The issue has been in renewed focus recently, as Heritage Minister Mélanie Joly launched a public consultation last April.
Columnist says Schitt's Creeks serves as a flag marking a new approach for CBC’s English television division.
Representatives from The Globe & Mail and iPolitics — among others — have implored the government to stop “handing out money” to the CBC, “level the playing field” between the broadcaster and private outlets, and to consider prohibiting the broadcaster from running digital advertising — or advertising altogether.
CBC says that by 2020, they will be offering Canadians 18 hours of local digital content, every day.
FRIENDS says that among 18 major Western democracies, Canada, at $29 per inhabitant, was third lowest in terms of the level of per capita public funding for public broadcasting in 2014.
The public broadcaster argues going ad-free will allow it to take bold creative risks akin to its well funded U.K. counterpart, the British Broadcasting Corporation, and create high-quality flagship TV programs for Canadians that can be exported to the rest of the world.
A fallout discussion that emerged in recent weeks after the CBC floated the idea of a commercial-free television lineup centred around the question of whether the corporation is actually fulfilling its mandate to supply alternative programming to Canadians.
Conservative leadership candidate says government has ‘glaring’ conflict in operating CBC.
The president of CBC/Radio Canada said a proposal to increase government funding to the public broadcaster and do away with ads would transform the organization, especially its television programming.
Columnist says that in order for Canadians to know each other, and understand the thoughts, attitudes, and values of others across our vast country, we need to expose ourselves to a range of interpretations and opinions.
The Conservatives have slaughtered sacred cows before. If they target CBC, they can do it again by Chris Selley
While Conservative leadership candidate proposes to reform the CBC as an ad-free broadcaster focused on “what only it can do” in a modern media market, others in the party have assailed him for not calling to dismantle Mother Corp. outright.
Columnist says that if the Liberals decide CBC can drop the ads, they need to make sure the public broadcaster gets the money it needs to fulfill their mandate.
Columnist says the CBC’s real value cannot rationally be measured simply by the amount of profit it generates.
Why is the BBC giving licence fee cash to the companies who have slashed local journalism? by Jonathan Heawood
The BBC has struck a deal to divert at least £8m of licence fee payer’s money into the pockets of newspaper publishers in every year of this Charter period – £88m in total.
Federal Conservatives are urging the Liberal government not to give the CBC/Radio Canada more than $400 million in additional annual funding so that the public broadcaster can go ad-free.
Heritage Minister Mélanie Joly tells the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage that her department will study a request the CBC submitted to the federal government asking for an extra $318 million in annual funding to move to an ad-free model.
Columnist says one must live in the bubble of the well-off establishment to be blind to the CBC’s importance.