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Aug 13, 2014 — News Article

Outdoor games, Rogers deal fuel surge in revenue for NHL clubs by David Shoalts

Columnist says that there is fear within Rogers Communications that the company overpaid for NHL broadcast rights.

Aug 12, 2014 — News Article

Super Bowl Needs Better Commercials, Says CTV, CMA

CTV and the Canadian Marketing Association have opened the doors on the Super Bowl Canadian Ad Challenge, and they are now accepting entries.

Aug 7, 2014 — News Article

CRTC Ruling Upholds Rogers’ Responsibilities to Multilingual Programming

The CRTC rules that Rogers Broadcasting Limited’s request for sweeping regulatory relief for its OMNI ethnic television chain in spite of recent financial losses at those five stations.

Aug 1, 2014 — News Article

CRTC ruling upholds Rogers' responsibilities to multilingual programming

A CRTC ruling rebuffed Rogers Broadcasting Limited's request for sweeping regulatory relief for its OMNI ethnic television chain in spite of recent financial losses at those five stations.

Aug 1, 2014 — News Article

CRTC Revokes, Renews Rogers OMNI License in Group Based Decision

Columnist says a CRTC ruling has both revoked and renewed the broadcasting licences for the multi-ethnic and multilingual conventional OMNI television station.

Aug 1, 2014 — News Article

CRTC Ruling Upholds Rogers' Responsibilities to Multilingual Programming Says Union

A CRTC ruling rebuffed Rogers Broadcasting Limited's request for sweeping regulatory relief for its OMNI ethnic television chain in spite of recent financial losses at those five stations.

Jul 31, 2014 — News Article

Quebec Media Giant Restructures Money-Losing Assets by Etan Vlessing

The business-side shake-up at Quebecor Media aims to keep pace with changing Canadian newspaper, TV and digital consumer trends.

Jul 22, 2014 — News Article

Ofcom Report on Internet safety measures

Ofcom in the UK has published a Report for the UK government outlining a series of safety measures designed to ensure family-friendly viewing for children, which have been agreed with the pincipal UK broadband providers.

Jul 21, 2014 — News Article

CBC argues for 'Netflix tax'

The CBC is pushing for online service Netflix and others to help fund Canadian content.

Jul 19, 2014 — News Article

Canuck shows get dismal ratings in U.S. by Tony Wong

Columnist says Canadian Comedy exports Seed and Backpackers didn’t make a splash on The CW with dismal ratings for their respective premiers.

Jul 16, 2014 — News Article

New Canadian Work Permit Rules Threaten Hollywood Shoots by Etan Vlessing

Columnist says recent changes to Canada's Temporary Foreign Workers Program threaten to leave Hollywood actors, directors and other key crew hired to work here stranded at the border.

Jul 16, 2014 — News Article

Rogers: Warrant Needed From Now On For Subscriber by Daniel Tencer

The country’s second-largest telecom by revenue released its first-ever transparency report last month, which showed Rogers got nearly 175,000 requests for information from the government in 2013, or about 480 requests per day.

Jul 16, 2014 — News Article

Rogers: Warrant Needed From Now On For Subscriber Data by Daniel Tencer

In a landmark ruling, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled that police need a warrant to get even basic subscriber information from telecoms.

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.

Jul 11, 2014 — News Article

YouTube Effect Costs Jobs at Canada's MuchMusic Channel by Etan Vlessing

MuchMusic must air music videos on 50 percent of its schedule and limit the number of scripted and reality shows, even as users increasingly get their music video fixes online.

Jul 11, 2014 — News Article

Even the content creators are stealing content by Simon Houpt

Columnist discusses those who make their living from the content-creation economy and yet think it’s fine to steal content that somebody else created.

Jul 8, 2014 — News Article

CBC wants 'Netflix tax'

In a submission to the CRTC, CBC argues any "over-thetop" streaming service, such as U.S.-based Netflix, that earns more than $25 million a year in Canada, should be required to pay into the Canadian Media Fund.

Jul 8, 2014 — News Article

No “Netflix Tax”, company cautions CRTC by Christina Peden

Netflix is warning the CRTC against imposing a tax on the American online streaming giant because they say they do plenty of business in Canada.

Jul 7, 2014 — News Article

CBC: Netflix Should Pay Tax To Subsidize CanCon by Daniel Tencer

In a submission to a CRTC review of Canadian TV regulations, the public broadcaster argues that any “over-the-top” streaming service, such as Netflix, that earns more than $25 million a year in Canada should be required to pay into the Canadian Media Fund.

Jul 7, 2014 — News Article

Unforced error: Where are the female athletes on TV? by Elizabeth Benzetti

A 2010 study by American academics showed that while women made up 40 per cent of participants in sport, they received just 4 per cent of media coverage.