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Thomas Mulcair and an NDP critic are expressing concern over a published interview where Canada's heritage minister appeared to leave open the possibility that the Liberals may back down from their campaign promise to raise the CBC's budget by $150 million.
FRIENDS' spokesperson talks to Todd Veinotte about the recent CRTC hearings and the possibility that half of all local TV stations could close by 2020.
FRIENDS says the new Liberal government could ask the CRTC to review its rules and Ottawa could rescind changes if they run counter to the Broadcasting Act's requirement for a preponderance of Canadian channels.
Columnist says citizenship is a joint mission; we keep each other honest via different people and organizations inspecting each other for flaws or victories.
An eight-day hearing on the future of local television continues Tuesday as Canada’s broadcast regulator hears dire warnings from private networks about funding troubles in a changing media landscape.
FRIENDS says that for those stations that if stations that are the only ones in their markett fade to black, it means people living there will no longer get professional television news made in their own communities.
Layoffs come after the CRTC was told that half of the country's local TV stations could be off the air in four years without a boost in revenues to pay for local programming.
FRIENDS says small-market, independently owned TV stations are at the greatest risk in the current economic environment.
CRTC Chairman Jean-Pierre Blais comments on FRIENDS' suggestion that an additional 1% BDU contribution may be needed to keep independent local stations in small communities on the air and his concern that the CRTC might be blamed for increasing the cost of television services.
FRIENDS tells Canada's broadcast regulator that without prompt action from the CRTC, many local TV stations, particularly in small and medium markets, will likely fail.
The CRTC has started open public hearings as part of the broadcast regulator’s review of local and community television but as it got underway one thing was clear, local TV is struggling.
Over the past few months, the CRTC has identified several challenges facing local and community television including the movement towards online services.
New report commissioned by FRIENDS says the most likely scenario over the short to mid-term is a material, but not fatal, erosion of traditional television.
Does local news matter to you? Give us your opinion! - The CRTC is holding a public hearing on local and community TV
The CRTC is inviting input from the public about the future of local and community programming.
Local TV stations in Canada will fail without an injection of new money to support their operation, according to FRIENDS of Canadian Broadcasting.
New report submitted by FRIENDS says nearly half of the country's local TV stations could be off the air by 2020 without a boost in revenues to pay for local programming.
Près de la moitié des stations de télévision locales pourraient fermer leurs portes d'ici 2020 sans une augmentation substantielle de leurs revenus, selon une étude qui a été soumise au Conseil de la radiodiffusion et des télécommunications canadiennes (CRTC) à l'aube des consultations publiques sur le sujet.
According to a new study commissioned by FRIENDS, nearly half of local television stations could close down by 2020 without a substantial increase in their income.
The CRTC is launching a public hearing regarding the survival of local and community television.
Starting Monday, January 25th, the survival of local TV in Canada will be the focus of a public hearing convened by the CRTC, Canada’s broadcast regulator.