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In recent televised remarks, Jean-Pierre Blais said the necessity of broadband Internet access was a “self-evident truth,” shifting the focus of the current review of basic telecommunications services from proving the need for basic telecommunication, to examining how they can be delivered.
Columnist says if the merger goes through, the communication industry in Manitoba will be radically transformed, and there will be important implications for the rest of Canada as well.
The CRTC decision means that companies such as Bell will be required to share their fibre networks with other carriers on a wholesale basis.
Corus Entertainment presents a manifesto containing six principles for innovation and success.
The CRTC begins considering applications to operate new ethnic commercial AM and FM radio stations in the Greater Vancouver market, including the City of Surrey.
According to a new Nanos/Globe and Mail poll, a majority of Canadians are opposed to a new tax on U.S.-based Internet services such as iTunes and Netflix, even as many struggling media and cultural groups argue they need additional sources of funding to survive in the digital era.
Netflix border-hopping crackdown hurts VPN users seeking privacy, advocacy group says by Sophia Harris
Open Media says Netflix customers should be able to protect their privacy.
Columnist says it falls to the government to reject the regulatory models of the past by embracing a future-focused strategy that emphasizes competition, consumer access, and the export and promotion of Canadian content for a global audience.
Columnist says witnesses at parliamentary hearings on the future of local news are repeatedly casting U.S.-based Internet giants as villains in the Canadian media landscape, offering a hint of the battle to come later this year at a full-blown study on the future of Canada’s cultural industries.
Canada Could Combine All Pay TV Set-Top Box Data Into A Shared Audience Measurement System by John Moulding
The CRTC has demanded that the TV industry cooperate on a project to determine the viability of a comprehensive, multi-BDU STB audience measurement system.
Nearly every Canadian will soon have high-speed Internet, so why is the CRTC meddling? by Martin Masse & Paul Beaudry
Columnists say Canada’s broadband is healthy, characterized by competitive market players providing quality services at affordable prices.
In 2015, there were 93 private conventional television stations in operation in Canada, which generated total revenues of $1.76 billion. These stations continued to operate in a challenging environment, with total revenues declining 2.6%, or $46.6 million, from 2014.
FRIENDS says that jobs are not an end in and of themselves, but it is people who create programs.
New study says Canadians are divided – mostly along generational lines – over whether the news vacuum left by shrinking papers is a serious problem for Canada, or one that will be resolved as new, online media outlets pick up the slack.
Columnist says the Heritage Minister cannot legislate excellence into existence, but it can be encouraged.
Mélanie Joly, the Canadian Heritage Minister, is about to launch a national consultation with an ambitious goal: to rethink policies governing Canada's broadcasting, film and other cultural industries.
Columnist says the press and public coverage of the telecommunications regulator's hearing focused on the state of internet access in Canada may have led to an unexpected abrupt shift in tone and policy.
The former head of the CRTC is applauding Ottawa’s decision to review the rules governing cultural industries in the country, pointing out that imposing regulations on the broadcast industry is increasingly difficult and ineffective.
Editorial states says that a well-intentioned government comes along with proposals to drag our regulatory regime into modernity every few years - and opposition quietly mounts from long-entrenched and deep-pocketed interests.
Advertising revenues for Canada’s commercial radio stations – as well as those operated by the CBC – have remained stable over the past five years, according to new data released by the CRTC.