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Sep 15, 2015 — News Article

Three Reasons to Invest in Media Companies by Sarah Cunningham-Scharf

Columnist says Canadian media companies need to manage the decline of television subscribers across the country, as well as their broadband capital spending and if they succeed, "their dividend growth models should continue for the next couple of years, keeping investors happy."

Aug 26, 2015 — News Article

How The Collapse Of The Cable Business Model Will Bring A New Era Of Television by Greg Satell

Columnist says that with the cable business model starting to unravel, we can expect an explosion of creative energy that will usher in a new golden age of TV.

Aug 14, 2015 — News Article

The bold, canny aesthete at the helm of a German media giant by Joanna Slater

Axel Springer SE Chief Executive believes that within a decade, printed newspapers will only exist "as a kind of nostalgic, vintage item," much like vinyl records.

May 5, 2015 — News Article

Netflix Warns Of Threat Posed By AT&T-DirecTV Merger by Wendy Davis

Netflix meets with the Federal Communications Commission to voice concerns about another large deal in the works -- AT&T's $48 billion merger with DirecTV.

Apr 1, 2015 — News Article

Time to reflect on media concentration by Dick Smyth

Letter to the editor states Canadians should reflect on the terrible folly of media consolidation and the vertical integration of Canadian broadcasting.

Dec 10, 2014 — News Article

Media mogul Moses Znaimer in talks to buy Sun News Network by James Bradshaw

According to a source familiar with the negotiations, Mr. Znaimer is eager to make a deal that would see ZoomerMedia Ltd., a company he controls, buy the news and opinion channel before the year is over.

Nov 8, 2014 — News Article

The Stock Market Is on Edge About a Cable Merger by Jeff Sommer

Columnist says the debate over net neutrality and cable company concentration has been rattling Wall Street.

Oct 8, 2014 — News Article

Don't Give Postmedia More Local Monopolies by Marc Edge

Columnist says that the Competition Bureau should actually promote competition.

Sep 30, 2014 — News Article

Children’s changing online experiences in a longitudinal perspective by Uwe Hasebrink

A report from EU Kids Online examining the conceptual and empirical work of the EU Kids Online network from a longitudinal perspective and asking "what can we say about changes in children’s online experiences?"

Sep 16, 2014 — News Article

TekSavvy could be looking into launching a cable service by Patrick O’Rourke

Columnist says that during the CRTC’s latest “Let’s Talk TV” discussions, third-party internet provider TekSavvy announced a new partnership with Hastings CableVision company, possibly signaling that the company has plans to move into providing cable services at some point in the future.

Sep 12, 2014 — News Article

CHCH would be doomed under proposed broadcast plan: Watchdog by Steve Arnold

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.

Sep 8, 2014 — News Release

Bad for consumers and citizens

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.

Sep 6, 2014 — Ad Campaign

Full page ad in Le Devoir

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.

Sep 5, 2014 — Opinion Poll

What Canadians Think About TV

A national random telephone survey conducted for the Friends of Canadian Broadcasting in collaboration with ACTRA and Unifor by Nanos Research on Canadians views about television.

Sep 4, 2014 — News Article

Specialty TV channels risk failing with CRTC changes

Columnist says specialty channels in Canada are facing a shakeup in their industry that will likely result in the death of at least a few of them and reduced profit margins for many others. 

Jul 14, 2014 — News Article

Why Now Is the CRTC's Make or Break Moment by Michael Geist

When Canada's broadcast regulator embarked on the third and final phase of its consultations on the future of television regulation earlier this year, it left little doubt that a total overhaul was on the table.

Jun 1, 2014 — News Article

Conservative party fundraising letter asks if CBC should be privatized by Charlie Smith

A fundraising letter from the Conservative Party of Canada's director of political operations decries the growing concentration of media in Canada.

May 27, 2014 — News Article

The media join Harper’s hit list by Lawrence Martin

Columnist says that in a recent fundraising letter, Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s Conservatives turned their guns on the news media and asked supporters whether the public broadcaster should be privatized.

May 22, 2014 — News Article

Tories ask donors to dig deep for 2015 election battle by Steven Chase

The Conservative Party of Canada is asking key donors to fill out a “National News Media Evaluation Survey” that rates newspapers and TV outlets by their perceived political bias and asks whether supporters believe that “the CBC costs taxpayers too much and its operations should be privatized.”

May 15, 2014 — News Article

A fourth national wireless carrier could give the Canadian economy $1B boost annually, watchdog says by Christine Dobby

The Competition Bureau said that based on a report it commissioned, a new nation-wide competitor could increase the wireless penetration rate and lower incumbent prices, although it estimates the increased competition would lead to a decrease of just 2% in average retail prices.