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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.
Heritage Minister says Canada's cultural and creative industries are important drivers of innovation and a vibrant part of the Canadian economy.
FRIENDS asks Minister Joly to rescind the ‘mandate’ letter written to the Chair of the CRTC by James Moore on June 18, 2012.
If all the 66,000 basic package subscribers were already TV customers, that would mean 0.57 per cent have embraced the new deal.
FRIENDS presentation to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage on the future of local TV in Canada.
FRIENDS proposes a four-point plan to revitalize local television news in Canada during an appearance before the House of Commons Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage which is studying the issue.
The CRTC will be examining Should high-speed Internet access be considered a "basic telecom service"? If it is, how should we define broadband speeds and service? And finally, how do we pay for it?
Between 2016 and 2019 the CRTC plans to hold a public hearing on basic telecommunications services, followed by the implementation of the new policy; hold an international event, the Discoverability Summit, with the aim of exploring solutions to improve the discoverability of audiovisual content; and hold a public consultation to review the Wireless Code’s effectiveness.
Columnist says that in a province where less than 1% of the province speaks French on a regular basis, seven of the 16 channels offered by SaskTel Telecommunications Holding Corp. are French.
CRTC signs partnership agreement with U.S. Federal Trade Commission to fight unlawful spam and unsolicited telecommunications
The agreement between the two Commissions relates to unsolicited telecommunications, unsolicited commercial electronic messages (spam) and other unlawful electronic threats.
The head of Canada’s broadcaster regulator says it’s too soon to tell if Canadian TV service providers are respecting the spirit of the CRTC’s new basic cable regulation.
CHCH bankruptcy: Channel Zero and its web of companies trigger federal investigation by Natalie Paddon & Steve Buist
The restructuring of CHCH-TV's news operations in December has shed light on a complicated web of companies that has drawn the ire of Canada's broadcasting regulator and led to a federal labour department investigation.
Columnist says any solution to current media woes has to take into account the changes wrought by information technology on journalists and their intended audience.
According to the CRTC, about $4.1 billion is spent on Canadian programming every year. Some comes from various government programs, but the bulk, $2.8 billion, comes from the broadcasting system itself.
Former Senior Executive Producer of CBC News says Bell's so-called Starter 'skinny' cable package appears to have been designed to slight the CRTC, not benefit viewers.
Editorial says the extent that companies leave ordinary viewers feeling let down once again, the cable providers are only helping to dig their own graves.