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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 reviews the licence funding swiss model for public and private broadcasting.
Amid reports that Netflix was cracking down on online proxy services that allow foreign-based viewers to vault geofences, even the streaming company admits that trying to block virtual private networks (VPN) is next to impossible.
An application has been filed with Canada's broadcast regulator to add a Huffington Post channel to the English television lineup.
Columnist says that communications now comes in a single bill and represents one very large policy forest that cannot be effectively addressed one tree at a time.
With “Marco Polo,” its lavish new series, the streaming service is placing one of its biggest bets yet on global expansion.
Though the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission does accept complaints of indecent programming, the self-governing Canadian Broadcast Standards Council (CBSC) is the first line of defence.
CRTC chairman Jean-Pierre Blais defends his decision to go head-to-head with Netflix and Google at the recent Let’s Talk TV hearings.
President of Canadian Media Research Inc. says TV networks worldwide are facing stalled ad revenues and the growth in TV is coming from premium, subscription channels that have less or no advertising.
FCC Chairman Wants to Redefine Internet Video to Compete with Cable, Satellite Services by Ted Johnson
FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler says that he is proposing that the definition of a multichannel programming provider be extended to the fast-expanding market for Internet video, a move he said would boost competition with cable and satellite services.
The CRTC releases the full edition of the 2014 Communications Monitoring Report, which shows that Canadian families spend over $190 each month on communications services.
Editorial says the regulatory side of the CRTC which deigns to command Canadian content and other quota-type approaches is hopelessly outdated.
Sher-E-Punjab, Radio Punjab Ltd. and Radio India (2003) have operated for years from studios in Metro but haven’t got Canadian broadcast licences and broadcast their signals from south of the border.
Columnist says U.S. broadcasters are so concerned by the possibility Canada will switch to a pick-and-pay system for cable TV channels that several of them have threatened to pull themselves off Canadian airwaves altogether.
Fraser Institute Senior Fellow says that with the rising popularity of Netflix and other online broadcasters, Canada needs to readjust what was already a fundamentally flawed attitude towards broadcasting.
A new Fraser Institute paper suggests that the recent stand-off between Netflix and the CRTC provides an opportunity for the government to dismantle barriers that prevent open competition in Canadian television broadcasting.
American media giant Viacom Inc. is threatening to move its television stations off the dial and onto an online streaming service if the federal broadcast regulator forces cable and satellite companies to offer channels on a “pick-and-pay” basis.
Final comments on the CRTC's Let’s Talk TV hearings on the future of television in Canada.
The CRTC says Canadian subscribers have been expressing their dissatisfaction with the price of sports channels and about paying for packages of channels that include those they do not want.