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Columnist says the matter of a “media elite” in Canada isn’t about politics or brazen partisanship, but about influence, connections, money and secrecy.
Columnist says the impact of CBC’s decision to allow for-profit Rogers Communications to broadcast NHL games for free on the public network could hit CBC’s bottom line hard over the next two and a half months thanks to the Stanley Cup playoffs.
Columnist says the reason for Kevin Crull's dismissal from BCE may have dated back to a March 6 speech.
Columnist says recent news reports of a corporate owner meddling in a major Canadian television network have received only passing media comment and drawn curiously little public reaction.
More Americans Trust Fox News Than the Govt to Tell Them the Truth About Climate Change by Lindsay Abrams
Columnist says Americans are extremely confused about where reliable information on global warming comes from.
As in the U.S. and the U.K., Canada’s version of Google Preferred will sell the top 5% of YouTube directly to select agency partners.
The CRTC says five companies, Bell, Bell Aliant, MTS, Shaw and Soetel notified them that they would not be ready for the March 31 implementation date and says customers can switch providers without having to give a 30-day notice if they want to ensure they receive emergency alerts.
Columnist says in a pick-and-pay world, TV channels will have to fight to attract viewers’ attention and some won’t make it and will be kicked off the dial.
Columnist says proposed CRTC code of conduct targets cable and satellite providers.
Editorial says the “pick and pay” model for cable the CRTC unveiled amounts to giving viewers what they’ve been demanding for years.
Access, which serves over 200 communities across Saskatchewan, was hoping it wouldn't have to contribute to a fund used to support television production.
Editorial says the guiding principle for the CRTC must be to ensure Canadians have maximum choice in what they want to watch and where that programming comes from.
An a la carte system gives TV fans more choice but they'll ultimately have fewer channels to choose from, say some Canadian producers who predict job losses and less programming for kids.
Cable and satellite service providers will soon have to offer consumers an “entry-level” television service, at a cost of no more than $25 a month, a decision that the country’s broadcast regulator acknowledges will cost some people their jobs.
The CRTC unveils new restrictions on charges for bundled TV packages.
Columnist says the CRTC is supposed to operate on an arm’s-length basis, so it can develop policy that is free from politics, but that is not the reality.
Consumers who have long bemoaned bloated cable packages may well embrace the new model, but some have suggested that unbundling TV channels could ultimately hurt the industry, and the consumer.
Tech analyst says the CRTC's decision to allow "pick-and-pay" might be too little too late as the market continues its headlong rush towards purely online alternatives.
You’ll get more options, but you might not pay less when it’s all said and done, chairman warns by Sadiya Ansari and Raju Mudhar
FRIENDS is concerned about the impact pick-and-pay will have on Canadian content.
The NDP says they welcome changes that give consumers greater choice and low-cost basic packages, but caution that the Conservatives haven’t explained how they will ensure that pick-and-pay doesn’t lead to less choice and higher costs for some subscribers.