All CRTC / Regulation Articles

Jun 15, 2016 — News Release

ADVISORY - FRIENDS to comment on CRTC Local TV decision

FRIENDS of Canadian Broadcasting spokesperson Ian Morrison will be available to comment following release of the CRTC decision concerning local television at 2:00 pm EDT today.

Jun 14, 2016 — News Article

Library and Archives Canada Announces $1.5 Million in Funding to Help Local Communities Preserve Canada's Documentary Heritage

The Library and Archives Canada program will provide $1.5 million in funding to 40 projects led by archives, libraries and heritage institutions across Canada.

Jun 14, 2016 — News Article

Multicultural TV for All Canadians

OMNI Television proposes new national channel, return of ethnic newscasts and more Canadian content.

Jun 14, 2016 — News Article

CRTC recognized for efforts to modernize the Canadian television system

Launched in October 2013, Let's Talk TV: A Conversation with Canadians was one of the CRTC's most comprehensive and complex public consultations and broadcasting policy reviews to date.

Jun 14, 2016 — News Article

De la télévision multiculturelle pour tous les Canadiens

OMNI Television announced  they are filing a application with the CRTC to operate  a new multilingual and multicultural channel called OMNI Regional, the first of its kind in the country. 

Jun 14, 2016 — News Article

Video news isn’t growing as fast as you’d think, and other surprising findings from a new global survey by Laura Hazard Owen

Report suggests consumption of online news video is still a minority behavior around the world.

Jun 14, 2016 — News Article

Canadian Telecoms Need Foreign Competition To Lower Prices: OECD by Jesse Ferreras

In its 2016 Economic Survey of Canada, the OECD makes a case for foreign entry into the Great White North's telecom market, saying it brings the potential for cheaper Internet and more subscriptions.

Jun 13, 2016 — News Article

Cable companies launch court battle against 'free TV' Android box vendors

Bell, Rogers and Videotron allege "there is a serious issue to be tried" due to "copyright infringement by the defendants."

Jun 13, 2016 — News Article

‘No Netflix tax’, but the future of Cancon is up for debate, says heritage minister Melanie Joly by Sean Craig

The federal Heritage Minister is gearing up for public consultations, to begin this fall, after which she says the whole regime of Canadian content regulation as we know it could be upended.

Jun 7, 2016 — News Article

Maxime Bernier urges phase out of CRTC as telecom regulator

Conservative leadership candidate Maxime Bernier says the CRTC has discouraged competition in the telecommunications sector and should have a far diminished authority over the industry.

Jun 6, 2016 — News Article

Channels are Changing: The Future of Televised CanCon by Amber Healy

A pair of reports from the Fraser Institute and the C.D. Howe Institute both argue that it’s time for a change in Canadian media, especially in light of the possible upcoming revision to the CRTC.

Jun 3, 2016 — News Article

Canadians support regulation, but not online by Richard Raycraft

Angus Reid poll shows 56 per cent of Canadians are against the internet being subject to the same CRTC regulations as traditional media, while 44 per cent would like to see all media under the same regulations.

Jun 2, 2016 — News Article

Majority of Canadians want the CRTC to stay away from imposing content regulations on Netflix by Sean Craig

According to a new poll released by the Angus Reid Institute, 56 per cent think online media should be free from the hand of the CRTC, which imposes Canadian content and ownership regulations on traditional media.

May 31, 2016 — News Article

First Recipients Of CRTC Prize For Academic Research To Be Honoured

The award was launched in June 2015 to encourage a new generation of researchers to contribute to Canada's public policy development relating to information and communication.

May 30, 2016 — News Article

CRTC reviewing controversial 'zero-rating' in internet plans by Laura Wright

Net neutrality advocates say the inquiry has major implications for internet service.

May 27, 2016 — News Article

Quebec broadcasters take aim at CBC over ‘ferocious competition’ by Chris Powell

the public broadcaster is accused of using government funds to 'outpace' private counterparts.

May 27, 2016 — News Article

The CBC always says it wants to ‘tell our stories.’ What’s it waiting for? by Robert Fulford

Federally mandated Canadian content regulations express a yearning for a more robust national spirit, but it’s not something you can regulate into existence.

May 26, 2016 — News Article

CRTC may pull plug on pick-and-pay cable packages when Blais departs, expert predicts by April Fong

Broadcast lawyer and consultant Peter Miller predicts Canada’s broadcast regulator will likely cancel its so-called pick-and-pay cable rules after current chairman and CEO Jean-Pierre Blais’ term ends in July 2017.

May 26, 2016 — News Article

Level broadcast playing field, Ottawa urged by Michael Lewis

Two policy think tanks think Canada should ease the regulatory burden on traditional broadcasters to create a level playing field with less encumbered digital streaming rivals.

May 26, 2016 — News Article

We watch TV differently now, and Ottawa hasn’t kept pace by Benjamin Dachis & Daniel Schwann

Columnists say Ottawa should replace Canadian content rules with direct subsidies, focus regulatory hearings on the benefits of competition between technologies and drop ownership restrictions.