All CRTC / Regulation Articles
Pick and pay not the best choice for TV viewers by Lawson Hunter, Edward Iacobucci and Michael Trebilcock
Columnist says regulating pick-and-pay or product offerings would launch the CRTC on a more interventionist role in the entire content and video distribution business.
Columnist says Canadian cultural industries will have to compete in the marketplace and it’s simply a question of when the last protections will be dismantled.
New media expert Michael Geist says Netflix's refusal to hand over requested consumer data to the CRTC calls into question the very authority of the broadcast regulator to institute any rules governing Internet-based video service providers.
Regulation isn’t enough. The CRTC must create its own in-house TV production company by Jonathan Kay
Columnist says that thanks to monthly-subscription streaming services such as Netflix, consumers are able to pay money to watch shows they actually want to see as opposed to the shows that the CRTC thinks they should be watching.
Columnist says if the CRTC wants to boost Canadian content, it should stop looking to tax the internet, and start funding content directly.
Netflix says it will not turn over confidential subscriber information to Canada's broadcast regulator in order to safeguard private corporate information.
Columnist outlines the three major consumer concerns brought forward during recent CRTC hearings
Changes are coming to Canadian TV: Here are the issues and where the big players stand by James Bradshaw
The public broadcaster supports pick-and-pay, but warns it will have “a negative financial impact” on many stations.
CRTC vice-chairman Tom Pentefountas calls Netflix an economic drain, “who takes, perhaps, hundreds of millions of dollars out of the Canadian economy.”
Regulating the internet to help boost Canadian content will only hurt consumers, a Netflix executive told the country's broadcast regulator on Friday before being ordered to hand over confidential company information.
CBC President Hubert Lacroix, appearing before the CRTC’s Let’s Talk TV hearings last week, declares that “in our view” the new Canadian policy for broadcasting “must support” what he calls “market-based solutions to issues rather than regulatory intervention.”
On the final day of its television hearings, the CRTC demands online giant Netflix release subscriber information, Canadian content numbers and project spending.
Netflix Inc. warns Canadian regulators against creating new restrictions that could stifle its ability to gives its customers what they want, prompting heated exchanges as officials demand details of the company’s footprint in Canada.
Columnist says that during the CRTC’s latest “Let’s Talk TV” discussions, third-party internet provider TekSavvy announced a new partnership with Hastings CableVision company, possibly signaling that the company has plans to move into providing cable services at some point in the future.
Columnist asks if over the top services such as Netflix threaten Canadian content and whether it matters.
Prime Minister Harper addresses the Conservative Party caucus and says his government would “oppose any tax on services like Netflix and YouTube.”
One million Canadians get over-the-air television signals with an antenna and many are worried their free TV might soon be cut off.
Vice-president Susan Fox warns The Walt Disney Co. doesn’t want to pull out of Canadian television, but it will have to re-evaluate the business case for staying if regulations become too burdensome.
Columnist says Prime Minister Stephen Harper has waded into the debate over the future of Canada’s television industry, using a high-profile speech to press for pick-and-pay options that would let viewers buy only the channels they choose.
The streaming video giant launchs in France and is the first of six new European markets.