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Columnist says the CRTC is supposed to operate on an arm’s-length basis, so it can develop policy that is free from politics, but that is not the reality.
Consumers who have long bemoaned bloated cable packages may well embrace the new model, but some have suggested that unbundling TV channels could ultimately hurt the industry, and the consumer.
Tech analyst says the CRTC's decision to allow "pick-and-pay" might be too little too late as the market continues its headlong rush towards purely online alternatives.
You’ll get more options, but you might not pay less when it’s all said and done, chairman warns by Sadiya Ansari and Raju Mudhar
FRIENDS is concerned about the impact pick-and-pay will have on Canadian content.
The NDP says they welcome changes that give consumers greater choice and low-cost basic packages, but caution that the Conservatives haven’t explained how they will ensure that pick-and-pay doesn’t lead to less choice and higher costs for some subscribers.
Columnist says the CRTC is not taking on Netflix; it's introducing new rules for Bell, Shaw and Rogers.
Columnist says consumers could see Internet costs edge higher as cable companies look to maintain profits in light of a ruling that forces them to unbundle television channels.
The CRTC insists that still making popular American channels available as part of large basic cable packages, in addition to standalone sale, should convince U.S. broadcasters to not pull channels and keep them in the Canadian market.
FRIENDS is concerned about the effect pick-and-pay will have on Canadian content.
FRIENDS says the CRTC is rolling the dice on the future of an industry that is crucial to Canada’s cultural sovereignty and generates more than $15 billion in revenue and 66,000 jobs.
FRIENDS says The CRTC is rolling the dice on the future of an industry that is crucial to Canada’s cultural sovereignty and generates more than $15 billion in revenue and 66,000 jobs.
Cable revamp proposals pure pick-and-pay approach and a so-called skinny-basic model.
The CRTC rules that Rogers Communications can give its own subscribers exclusive access to its GamePlus service, which delivers bonus content from NHL games.
Speech: CRTC chairman on Let’s Talk TV and the future of content made by Canadians by Jean-Pierre Blais
Text from a speech delivered on March 12, 2015 by CRTC Chairman Jean-Pierre Blais.
Columnist says the CRTC has concluded that, since Canadians are increasingly spending their time on services like Netflix, which has no Canadian Content requirements, it no longer makes sense to force it on television programmers.
Columnist says the announcement that the CRTC is relaxing the rules on Canadian content is a clear sign the Canadian television system needs a reboot, from its 20th-century purpose to ‘correct and protect’ our domestic market, to a 21st-century freedom to ‘send and receive’ seven billion potential viewers.
In a radio interview, FRIENDS spokesperson Ian Morrison, discusses the implications of a CRTC decision to relax Canadian Content requirements on television.
Columnist says the challenge presented by CRTC Chairman Jean-Pierre Blais is to be better, not entitled.
The country's broadcast regulator is planning to significantly ease rules governing Canadian content on TV -- in hope of boosting the quality of local programming.
Editorial says that the CRTC should rethink its extremely targeted decision about one annual American program and one Canadian broadcaster.