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Aug 22, 2014 — Blog Post

Briefing Note: Local TV, Canadian programming at risk in CRTC review – Rid CBC English TV of advertising

Local TV stations across the land, especially in smaller markets, will shut down and investment in Canadian programs will plummet if Canada’s broadcast regulator, the CRTC, adopts rule changes it has broached in its review of TV policy.

Aug 22, 2014 — News Article

CRTC proposals too costly; watchdog group by By Terry Pedwell

FRIENDS says some local TV stations will be forced to close and more than 30,000 people could lose their jobs if Canada's broadcast regulator adopts changes it wants Canadians to consider.

Aug 18, 2014 — News Article

CRTC probes wireless players over mobile TV by Christine Dobby

The CRTC is asking a series of tough new questions about the way three cellphone providers charge for live and on-demand television programming on mobile applications.

Aug 7, 2014 — News Article

CRTC Ruling Upholds Rogers’ Responsibilities to Multilingual Programming

The CRTC rules that Rogers Broadcasting Limited’s request for sweeping regulatory relief for its OMNI ethnic television chain in spite of recent financial losses at those five stations.

Aug 1, 2014 — News Article

CRTC ruling upholds Rogers' responsibilities to multilingual programming

A CRTC ruling rebuffed Rogers Broadcasting Limited's request for sweeping regulatory relief for its OMNI ethnic television chain in spite of recent financial losses at those five stations.

Aug 1, 2014 — News Article

CRTC Revokes, Renews Rogers OMNI License in Group Based Decision

Columnist says a CRTC ruling has both revoked and renewed the broadcasting licences for the multi-ethnic and multilingual conventional OMNI television station.

Aug 1, 2014 — News Article

CRTC Ruling Upholds Rogers' Responsibilities to Multilingual Programming Says Union

A CRTC ruling rebuffed Rogers Broadcasting Limited's request for sweeping regulatory relief for its OMNI ethnic television chain in spite of recent financial losses at those five stations.

Jul 28, 2014 — News Article

Canadian Actors, Advertisers Reach Tentative Deal by Etan Vlessing

Columnist says the new three-year agreement comes as Hollywood North aims at labor peace to keep U.S. producers from crossing the border for cost savings.

Jul 26, 2014 — News Article

The CRTC Is Starting to Listen to Canadians by David Christopher

Columnist says over the last year, Canadians have seen the CRTC publish customer-friendly new rules for wireless, set up a special task force to investigate extortionate roaming fees, and start a conversation with Canadians about the Future of Television.

Jul 22, 2014 — News Article

Ofcom Report on Internet safety measures

Ofcom in the UK has published a Report for the UK government outlining a series of safety measures designed to ensure family-friendly viewing for children, which have been agreed with the pincipal UK broadband providers.

Jul 21, 2014 — News Article

CBC argues for 'Netflix tax'

The CBC is pushing for online service Netflix and others to help fund Canadian content.

Jul 14, 2014 — News Article

Why Now Is the CRTC's Make or Break Moment by Michael Geist

When Canada's broadcast regulator embarked on the third and final phase of its consultations on the future of television regulation earlier this year, it left little doubt that a total overhaul was on the table.

Jul 11, 2014 — News Article

The CRTC’s make-or-break moment by Michael Geist

Columnist says that when the CRTC  embarked on the third and final phase of its consultations on the future of television regulation earlier this year, it left little doubt that a total overhaul was on the table. 

Jul 10, 2014 — News Article

Canadian producers renew call for Netflix Canada tax by Etan Vlessing

Canadian indie producers have used media regulator the CRTC’s current Let’s Talk TV consultation to renew their call for Netflix Canada to subsidize local Canadian content production.

Jul 8, 2014 — News Article

CBC wants 'Netflix tax'

In a submission to the CRTC, CBC argues any "over-thetop" streaming service, such as U.S.-based Netflix, that earns more than $25 million a year in Canada, should be required to pay into the Canadian Media Fund.

Jul 8, 2014 — News Article

No “Netflix Tax”, company cautions CRTC by Christina Peden

Netflix is warning the CRTC against imposing a tax on the American online streaming giant because they say they do plenty of business in Canada.

Jul 7, 2014 — News Article

CBC: Netflix Should Pay Tax To Subsidize CanCon by Daniel Tencer

In a submission to a CRTC review of Canadian TV regulations, the public broadcaster argues that any “over-the-top” streaming service, such as Netflix, that earns more than $25 million a year in Canada should be required to pay into the Canadian Media Fund.

Jul 7, 2014 — News Article

Canadian producers renew call for Netflix Canada tax by Etan Vlessing

Canadian indie producers have used media regulator the CRTC’s current Let’s Talk TV consultation to renew their call for Netflix Canada to subsidize local Canadian content production.

Jul 7, 2014 — News Article

Shaw to apply to CRTC for all-news channel licence by Etan Vlessing

In a June 27 submission to the CRTC’s Let’s Talk TV consultation, the broadcaster unveiled plans for an upcoming license application for a “new hybrid local/national, English language, category C” channel to be known as Global News 1.

Jul 7, 2014 — News Article

New Shaw Media Channel to Crowd Canadian All-News TV Space by Etan Vlessing

The broadcast giant plans to launch a national news channel, Global News 1, after former NBC News anchor Dawna Friesen became the face of its flagship Global National newscast.