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FRIENDS of Canadian Broadcasting has given Heritage Minister Mélanie Joly’s long-awaited Creative Canada Policy Framework an overall barely passing grade of C-. The core challenge the policy failed to address is the crisis facing local media in Canada as a result of the exponential growth of internet advertising – which is siphoning revenue from Canadian media to foreign internet giants.
NDP MP and leadership hopeful Charlie Angus took a briefing on FRIENDS’ priorities in Ottawa last week.
FRIENDS has a long and beneficial working relationship with Charlie, which started when he was appointed the NDP Heritage critic soon after he was first elected in 2004.
If he becomes leader, Charlie plans to do a fundamental review to re-focus the CBC on its public broadcasting mandate, especially how it serves local audiences.
FRIENDS has invited all of the candidates for the NDP leadership to receive a briefing about our priorities. To date, Charlie and Guy Caron have accepted.
A large group of cultural organizations for formed a coalition to urge the government to take swift action to solidify the foundation of our cultural and media ecosystem.
CBS is the biggest creditor of Australia's third most popular free-to-air commercial TV network that went into voluntary administration in June.
Media cuts are a threat to Canadian democracy, new report warns by Bruce Campion-Smith & Alex Ballingall
Canada’s news industry is on the precipice, battered by a digital revolution and plummeting ad sales, warns a new report that urges taxes for websites such as Facebook and Google, reforms to the CBC’s mandate and a new fund backed by taxpayer dollars as remedies to ease the crisis in journalism.
The 100-page Public Policy Forum report calls for a sales tax on foreign companies selling digital subscriptions in Canada and a “Future of Journalism and Democracy” fund to help finance reliable news and information, with $100 million in federal seed money.
The thesis of this paper by Peter Miller and David Keeble is that advertising purchased on foreign internet-delivered media that act as broadcast and newspaper services should not continue to be deemed a deductible expense under the Canadian Income Tax Act (ITA).
In a letter to Hon. Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage, FRIENDS comments on critical issues affecting the future of Canadian content in a digital world.
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.
The sudden suspension of DisneyLife comes amid a crackdown in China's digital media space.
Columnist says Dalian Wanda's acquisition of Legendary Entertainment could spur a flurry of dealmaking by Chinese billionaires, including Alibaba's Jack Ma.
After forming 6 years ago, Wind has 940,000 subscribers across Ontario, B.C. and Alberta.
International competitors are offering similar fare, and even some of Netflix’s programming, making it harder for the video-streaming service to gain traction.
Google is about to launch a new cost-effective mobile phone service for Americans only, and as the news spreads, it may trigger a new round of grumbling in Canada over the state of this country's telecom industry.
Columnist asks if over the top services such as Netflix threaten Canadian content and whether it matters.
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 that for too long, the default position has been that whenever there was any new development in the economy, the government had to extend its broad regulatory mantle to cover it.
FRIENDS says proposed changes to broadcasting regulations up for discussion starting this morning would not be good for Canadian broadcasting and they won't do consumers any favours either.
At the start of CRTC hearings that could radically transform the country’s television system, the views of Canadians are expressed in this full-page ad in The Hill Times.
In advance of CRTC hearings that could radically transform the country’s television system, the views of Canadians are expressed in this full-page, french language ad in Le Devoir.