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The Trudeau government can and should abolish the Board through an amendment to the Broadcasting Act, replacing it with a new governance structure whose members are appointed based on merit and independent from the government.
Friends of Canadian Broadcasting expressed disappointment with the new policy for local TV released today by the CRTC.
CRTC announces the creation of an Independent Local News Fund worth approximately $20 million per year to help stations in 18 communities across the country produce news.
Canada's broadcast regulator is forcing English-language TV stations to air at least seven hours a week of local news, and creating a new fund to help the smaller ones pay for it as part of a "rebalancing" of the country's television landscape.
Union says strong and independent local news is intrinsic to our democracy and that it is the duty of large broadcasters to deliver it.
FRIENDS says the CRTC's new policy shows the broadcast regulator hasn't been listening to small stations that came begging for help.
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.
In recent televised remarks, Jean-Pierre Blais said the necessity of broadband Internet access was a “self-evident truth,” shifting the focus of the current review of basic telecommunications services from proving the need for basic telecommunication, to examining how they can be delivered.
The CRTC begins considering applications to operate new ethnic commercial AM and FM radio stations in the Greater Vancouver market, including the City of Surrey.
The community’s media landscape got a lot more interesting this spring with the flip of a switch on a transmitter that’s located on Toronto’s lakeshore, due south of East York.
Columnist says witnesses at parliamentary hearings on the future of local news are repeatedly casting U.S.-based Internet giants as villains in the Canadian media landscape, offering a hint of the battle to come later this year at a full-blown study on the future of Canada’s cultural industries.
FRIENDS says that jobs are not an end in and of themselves, but it is people who create programs.
New study says Canadians are divided – mostly along generational lines – over whether the news vacuum left by shrinking papers is a serious problem for Canada, or one that will be resolved as new, online media outlets pick up the slack.
Columnist says the Heritage Minister cannot legislate excellence into existence, but it can be encouraged.
Mélanie Joly, the Canadian Heritage Minister, is about to launch a national consultation with an ambitious goal: to rethink policies governing Canada's broadcasting, film and other cultural industries.
Heather Conway, CBC's executive vice-president of English Services, says London was identified as an area for expansion as early as 2012, when funding cuts put expansion plans there and elsewhere on hold.
Heritage Minister says Canada's cultural and creative industries are important drivers of innovation and a vibrant part of the Canadian economy.
Columnist says Canada's Liberal government is prepared to overhaul the country's laws governing broadcasting, media and cultural industries to support local content, Heritage Minister Melanie Joly told the Globe and Mail in a report Saturday, announcing a new policy direction in what she called a broken system.
Written response to a question coming out of FRIENDS' presentation to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage on the future of local TV in Canada.
FRIENDS proposes a four-point plan to revitalize local television news in Canada during an appearance before the House of Commons Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage which is studying the issue.