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Let’s Talk TV: Why musicians and music video makers may be the first unintended consequences by Linda Stuart
Bell Media submitted Part 1 applications to the CRTC, requesting that its Much and M3 specialty channels be converted from Category A to Category B services, which have reduced requirements for the amount of airtime devoted to Canadian programming.
According to Finance Canada, Canadian Netflix subscribers are technically required to voluntarily hand over the sales tax even if they don't see it on their statements.
Columnist says that with an election campaign set to run until mid-October, there may finally be a chance at a meaningful discussion about Canada’s digital future.
Columnist says when the specialty TV status quo changes in March 2016 there will be casualties, it’s just a question of how many.
Rogers, Shaw look to protect their turf with Shomi streaming service to rival Netflix by John Greenwood
Rogers Communications Inc. and Shaw Communications Inc. are teaming up to launch a video streaming service to compete with so-called over-the-top players such as Netflix, which have been grabbing market share from conventional players over the last several years.
In a decision “to help improve radio service for urban aboriginal listeners,” the CRTC says it is revoking the licences of AVR stations in Edmonton, Calgary, Vancouver, Toronto and Ottawa effective July 25.
An ugly internal spat over business trips is escalating at the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission, with one senior government appointee threatening to get the Prime Minister’s Office’s involved.
Court case over harassment probe details deep rift between CRTC chairman, commissioner by Christine Dobby
Columnist says new details have emerged in a legal action over a workplace harassment investigation at Canada’s broadcast and telecom regulator, revealing claims that a commissioner created a “toxic work environment” as he repeatedly questioned the chairman’s control over the organization.
When Netflix just won’t do: Canadians hiked their spending on TV services last year, especially sports channels
Columnist says that for all the talk and fear about so-called cord cutters and competition from Netflix, the total sales generated by television services in Canada actually grew in 2014 compared to the previous year.
Le CRTC tiendra une audience publique afin de revoir la structure et le mandat du Commissaire aux plaintes relatives aux services de télécommunications
The CRTC launched a public consultation to revise the mandate and structure of the Commissioner for Complaints for Telecommunications Services (CCTS) as well as the mandatory participation of telecommunications services suppliers.
The CRTC together with the Canadian Communication Association has launched the CRTC Prize for Excellence in Policy Research at the CCA annual meeting in Ottawa.
Elizabeth May, Thomas Mulcair and Justin Trudeau have given clear public commitments for restored financial support, editorial independence and governance reform for the CBC.
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Stephen Harper and Bloc leader Mario Beaulieu did not respond to our invitation to outline their vision for CBC.
The CRTC says it's not going to stand in the way of changes to the way federal election debates are conducted, so long as all the major parties get equitable news coverage.
The country's broadcast regulator says it's not going to stand in the way of changes to the way federal election debates are conducted, so long as all the major parties get equitable news coverage.
A consortium of major broadcasters that has traditionally run federal party leader’s debates is fighting back in the wake of Stephen Harper’s decision to skip its upcoming events.
Jean-Pierre Blais, Chair of the CRTC, tells Quebec producers they can no longer count on “measures of the past— such as quotas and genre protection” nor on historical levels of public support for the sector. He exhorts them to coproduce content that will sell internationally
Budget measures adopted by the Harper government last year set a cap on wholesale roaming costs.
Editorial says the CRTC's move to allow "pick and play" reflects a changing world in which consumers are demanding more choice and TV viewers have been taking advantage of alternative options, such as Netflix and Shomi.
Norway’s Minister of Culture announces that a national FM-radio switch off will commence in 2017, allowing the country to complete its transition over to digital radio. It’s the end of an era.
Columnist says the CBC hit is lauded as Canadian, yet there is little Canadianness about it.