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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.
In a radio interview, FRIENDS spokesperson Ian Morrison, discusses the implications of a CRTC decision to relax Canadian Content requirements on television.
The CRTC rules that Vidéotron has failed in its mandate to provide proper community access television, but it will be allowed to create an English version of its community channel MAtv in Montreal.
Columnist says the point behind simultaneous substitution was to ensure respect for a monetization of the exclusive rights Canadian channels acquire and that make their businesses viable and meet regulatory obligations.
CRTC report: Nine things to know about impending changes to your TV, online or off by Ashley Csanady
CRTC chairman Jean-Pierre Blais promises a regulator that protects consumers both online and off and wants to ensure a future for Canadian television content in the 21st century, regardless of how it’s watched.
Columnist says that by striking down carriers’ attempts to implement a preferential payment system, the CRTC has made it clear it has no intention of allowing anything less than equitable access to all Internet resources.
‘Pandering to public': CRTC makes way for U.S. Super Bowl ads on Canadian TV, starting in 2017 by Christina Pellegrini
FRIENDS says CRTC chairman Jean-Pierre Blais is displaying a lack of leadership by pandering to public opinion and the sentiments of the Harper government while avoiding some very serious problems.
The so-called “simsub” rule is a key source of revenue for Canadian broadcasters and helps support the production of Canadian programs.
Here’s how the BBC, disrupted by technology and new habits, is thinking about its future by Joseph Lichterman
The BBC releases a new report looking at the future of news as it looks toward its royal charter renewal in 2017.
Owners of local television stations say carriage fees would rescue local television and allow it to continue delivering important services like local news.
Changes to programming were part of an announcement in June, when CBC president Hubert Lacroix said the broadcaster was shifting its priorities from TV and radio to digital and mobile services.
FRIENDS says at the end of the day, CBC is cutting back on what is most important to Canadians -- local news content.
The changes are part of a five-year strategy to shift priorities from radio and television to mobile and digital announced by the public broadcaster in June.
The public broadcaster announces that it is shortening all of its regional supper-hour newscasts beginning in the fall of 2015.
Understanding the regional blackouts appears to be the No. 1 problem for Canadian television viewers in the first year of the NHL’s national broadcast rights coming under the control of Rogers Communications Inc.
Final comments on the CRTC's Let’s Talk TV hearings on the future of television in Canada.
FRIENDS warns small stations — including CHCH — would be forced to close if the regulator ends the practice of substituting Canadian TV signals for those of American border stations when they're showing the same programs.
Canada’s public broadcaster says it can no longer afford to offer its television programming for free over the air as its advertising revenue deteriorates, and it wants cable and satellite companies to start paying for its signals.
Bell says local TV stations can no longer survive on ad revenue alone and must be able to introduce subscription fees for programming such as regional newscasts that have been free for decades.
Columnist says a dramatic overhaul in how stations are bundled will likely mean an equally dramatic increase in fees for consumers.