All Media Concentration Articles
A fundraising letter from the Conservative Party of Canada's director of political operations decries the growing concentration of media in Canada.
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.
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.”
Say goodbye to TV’s golden age: Why Comcast’s rise and net neutrality’s downfall will change everything by Andrew Leonard
Columnist says the economic model that sustains quality TV is under assault.
Columnist says Comcast and Time Warner's claim of "substantial public interest benefits" is untrue.
Randy Morse of Kaslo, British Columbia has won the $10,000 first prize in this year’s Dalton Camp Award for his essay on the dearth of news media in small town Canada and what can be done about it.
Columnist says that media baron Pierre Karl Péladeau’s leap into politics is not a first in Canadian history but wonders whether with media concentration as strong as it is today, can we dare to allow it now?
The CRTC has released a follow-up to the Astral-BCE transaction, which includes key revisions to commitments promised by the phone giant as part of a benefits package associated with a revised bid by the Bell Media parent to acquire Astral Media for $3.4 billion.
Sirius' Jim Meyer and Liberty's Greg Maffei spoke in Las Vegas at the Citi Internet, Media and Telecommunications conference.
Corus Entertainment Inc. announces that the company closed its acquisition of the specialty television services Historia, Séries+ and the remaining 50% of TELETOON Canada Inc. on January 1, 2014.
Video looking back at a remarkable 2013 - the movement that we are building together has never been stronger and more needed.
Columnist says the fewer the media outlets, the fewer choices Canadian journalists have in terms of full-time, part-time and freelance employment.
The Halifax-based company is noted for the creation, production and licensing of popular children's shows, such as Yo Gabba Gabba!, Caillou, Teletubbies and Inspector Gadget, but has never before owned a TV channel.
Mobilicity, which won court protection from creditors in late September, is assessing its alternatives after the federal government denied Telus Corp.’s second attempt to purchase the small carrier.
Inability to reach a deal had prevented several million households in major cities like New York and Dallas from viewing CBS television shows.
Columnist says Verizon Communications Inc. could put its Canadian expansion plans on the shelf to focus on buying out its British partner and taking full control of its U.S. wireless business.
Quebec Media Inc. chairman says that if the government is still committed to enabling the Canadian-controlled market entrants to establish themselves in the marketplace, it should give serious thought to changing the rules of the next auction and reserving a block of spectrum exclusively for them.
Columnist say that in the future, technology will cease to be something we turn on and off, and will become an inextricable part of not only our environment, but ourselves.
Columnist says the government's model provides an illusion that firms are competing, which may be great for the industry, but isn't for consumers.
BCE says it has acquired all of Astral’s Class A, Class B and special shares for total consideration of $3-billion, paid entirely in cash.