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The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission is inviting Canadians to provide their input on the difficult choices to be made regarding their television system by filling out the Let’s Talk TV: Choicebook.
Columnist says some of the questions in the CRTC's new questionaire for Canadians appear to indicate the broadcast regulator is testing whether Canadians might accept taxing internet access, certifying online services or other forms of regulation of the internet.
The broadcast regulator wants Canadians to spare about 30 minutes of their time to fill out an online questionnaire on seven broad topics related to television programming and reulations, including local news, sports and pick-and-pay options.
CRTC head wants Canadian TV producers to take more risks as ‘edgy’ shows draw eyeballs by Christine Dobby
Columnist says Jean-Pierre Blais is trying to find that just-right balance between letting market forces rule and stepping in to protect elements of the broadcast system most Canadians would agree are a public good.
Columnist says CanCon regulations do have a role to play in creating a national cultural identity - if we want that cultural identity to amount to a deep-seated inferiority complex.
The Canadian Media Production Association says video streaming services like Netflix should be required to contribute money to Canadian content producers, and Canadians should be blocked from using services that allow them to view content from the U.S.
Desperate to compete, CanCon producers demand new regulation of Internet giants.
Columnist says that as the CRTC completes the ongoing review of the Canadian TV system and prepares its report back to the government on pick-and-pay channel options for consumers, now is the time to provide fair treatment and due process for American TV stations in Canada’s retransmission processes.
Columnist says broadcast regulations are a web of interlocking protections and requirements and that Canadians should discuss which elements they wish to preserve.
The CRTC is calling for comments on a request to delete the conditions of distribution of the non-Canadian programming service Al Jazeera Arabic.
Columnist says Canadians are giving the CRTC an earful, complaining they are forced to pay for TV channels they never watch, and support Canadian content quotas they say are increasingly outdated.
Columnist says Canadians are disgruntled with television in this country and many blame the CRTC for the system’s failings, and some have told the federal regulator they would prefer it didn’t exist.
The backers of Starlight, a channel to showcase Canadian movies, are reapplying to the CRTC but this time without the mandatory carriage.
A recent exchange of misinformation by the @RogersHelps Twitter account causes CRTC chairman Jean-Pierre Blais to write a letter to the company to set the record straight.
Columnist says the retention of simultaneous substitution policies is one of the reasons for Canadians to vent agains the CRTC.
Columnist says the Conservative government has been ambivalent and conflicted in its position on foreign ownership of Canadian telecom operators.
Video looking back at a remarkable 2013 - the movement that we are building together has never been stronger and more needed.
Broadcasters Ask Supreme Court To Rule On Aereo Before More 'Copycat' Services Launch by Wendy Davis
A group of broadcasters recently asked the Supreme Court to hear an appeal of a pro-Aereo ruling by the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals which refused to stop Aereo from operating its service, which allows customers to stream over-the-air TV shows to iPhones, iPads and other devices.
Cable and satellite companies will be required to offer Sun News Network and all other national television news channels for individual subscription or as part of a bundle starting next year.
The federal broadcast regulator says cable and satellite companies must give their customers the option of subscribing to any Canadian news service they want, either in bundles or a la carte, no later than next spring.